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Justin Lyons

Justin Lyons, PhD

Associate Professor of Political Science


Dr. Lyons has taught courses on ancient and modern political thought, Winston Churchill, and ancient, medieval, and military history. In addition to numerous articles and book reviews on Winston Churchill, he is the author of Alexander the Great and Hernán Cortés: Ambiguous Legacies of Leadership (Lexington Books, 2015).

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Politics, University of Dallas
  • M.A. in Politics, University of Dallas
  • M.A. in Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
  • B.A. in History, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Scholarly Works

  • Building the Temple of Peace: The Statesmanship of Winston Churchill (Justin D. Lyons) Faculty Dissertations (2003)
  • Alexander the Great and Hernán Cortés: Ambiguous Legacies of Leadership (Justin D. Lyons) Faculty Books (2015)
  • Introduction to the Transaction Edition (Justin D. Lyons) Kings and Desperate Men: Life in Eighteenth-Century England (2009)
  • No Mercy on Malta: Knights of St. John vs. Turks in an Epic Island Battle (Justin D. Lyons) (2018)  
  • The Dramatic Action of Plato's Laws (Justin D. Lyons) Principle and Providence (2017)

View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »


  • Interests: Traveling, reading science fiction and historical fiction
  • Why Cedarville: I love teaching at Cedarville. The caring, mutually-supportive, and Christ-centered character of our campus community is the foundation of our educational efforts and of our personal interactions. The students in my classes are kind, curious, and enthusiastic. My colleagues in the department are gracious, encouraging, and inspiring.