Dr. Patrick Cain

Academic Advisor
Associate Professor

Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8304
Office Location: 
Ryan Building 2035


Ph.D.   Political Science, Baylor University 

M.A.    Political Science, Brock University 

H.B.A. Political Science, Lakehead University 



Dr. Cain's courses in Political Theory and Constitutional Law include:

  • Ancient and Medieval Political Thought
  • Modern Political Thought
  • Contemporary Political Thought
  • Canadian Political Thought
  • Political Thought and Contemporary Issues
  • Democracy and Tyranny
  • Democracy and the History of Political Thought
  • Equality and the Law
  • Freedom and the Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • U.S. Government and Society



Dr. Cain studies political philosophy, politics and literature, and constitutional law.  He has published on constitutional law, and on the political thought of Homer, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Shakespeare, and Joseph Ratzinger.


Selected Publications

Democracy and the History of Political Thought (Lexington, 2021).  Co-edited with Stephen Block and Stephen Sims. https://www.amazon.ca/Democracy-History-Political-Thought-David/dp/17936...

“The Good, Truth, and Friendship in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics” in Politics, Literature and Film in Conversation, edited by M. Dinan, D. Schaeffer, et. al. (Lexington, 2021), 13-33.  Co-authored with Stephen A. Block.

"The Best Regime in St. Thomas Aquinas's De Regno," in Classical Rationalism and the Politics of Europe, edited by Ann Ward (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017).



Dr. Cain has served as Chair of Political Science since 2015.  He is also a member of University Senate, and serves on many departmental and university committees.