Lesperance, Jr., Wayne F.
Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs
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