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Lesperance, Jr., Wayne F.

Dean, Undergraduate Residential Programs / Professor, Political Science / Program Director, MA Public Policy / Co-Director, Center for Community Engagement and Leadership

Phone: 603.428.2295

Wayne Lesperance

Degrees, Certifications

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)

Personal Interests

  • 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