Dr. Wayne F. Lesperance, Jr. holds the rank of Professor of Political Science at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. His teaching and research interests run the gamut from international security issues to civic education. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Wayne is the director of the Center for Civic Engagement and the Master of Arts in Public Policy program.
Dr. Lesperance is a frequent commentator in regional and national newspapers and is a regular guest on local and regional radio programs, where he is frequently quoted on public policy, the political process, and emerging trends in politics.
Among his more recent awards, Professor Lesperance received the Teacher of the Year Award in 2004 at New England College. He has also been named to the Union Leader’s “40 Under Forty” most influential citizens in New Hampshire in 2007. Most recently, Dr. Lesperance was nominated for the 2009 Chase US Professor of the Year Award.
Professor Lesperance is the co-editor of Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: Great Power Politics in the 21st Century (2000) and the co-author of Untying the Gordian Knot (1999) in addition to several articles and chapters in peer reviewed journals, textbooks and other publications. Most recently, Wayne has been named Co-Editor of the International Law and Policy Review.
Wayne was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia and moved to New Hampshire in 1999 to take advantage of its special place in presidential politics. He attended Old Dominion University for both his BA in Political Science and his MA in International Studies. He earned his Doctorate in Law and Policy from Northeastern University.
Dr. Lesperance currently resides in Henniker, New Hampshire with his wife Stephanie, daughter Grace, and their English Bulldog, Daisy Mae.
- B.S. Political Science, Old Dominion University
- M.A. International Studies, Old Dominion University
- LP.D. Law and Diplomacy, Northeastern University