Lesperance, Jr., Wayne F.
Dean, Undergraduate Residential Programs / Professor, Political Science / Program Director, MA Public Policy / Co-Director, Center for Community Engagement and Leadership
Doctorate of Law and Policy, Northeastern University
MA International Studies, Old Dominion University
BS Political Science, Old Dominion University
Professional Background, Scholarship Highlights
- Associate Editor, Political Handbook of the World New York: Sage Publications, February 2017. (Forthcoming)
- “American Foreign Policy and the 2016 Election”, Society, vol. 53, issue. 5, October 2016.
- “The Rise of the Islamic State” in Jack Covarrubias and Tom Lansford’s The New Islamic State, New York: Routledge, 2016.
- Peer Reviewer, Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 2006 to 2015.
- Editorial Advisory Board Member for Collegiate Press’ The New World of Politics: An Introduction to Political Science 4th Edition by Neal Riemer and Douglas Simon, 2001 to 2015.
- Associate Editor, for the peer-reviewed journal, International Review of Law and Policy, 2010 to 2012.
- Frequent contributor to state, regional and national news sources.
Service to Country, Community
- Board Member of the Old Dominion University Jean Gazarian Scholarship (2015 to the present)
- Board Member of the Excelsior University Public Service Advisory Committee (2011 to the present)
- I am an honorary Kentucky Colonel
- 40 under Forty
- Jimmy Buffett fan
- Bulldog owner
- Born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico
- Fluent in Spanish and limited proficiency in Arabic
- NEC Teacher of the Year in 2004; Advisor of the Year in 2015
- My wife, sister, and nephew attended NEC