Quinnipiac University
Wesley B Renfro, Ph.D

Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Associate Professor of Political Science

Wesley Renfro is an Associate Professor of Political Science and an Associate Dean in the College of Arts of Science at Quinnipiac University. Renfro earned a BA in Non-Western History and Philosophy at Heidelberg College and an MA and PhD in Political Science at the University of Connecticut. Before joining Quinnipiac in 2018, Renfro worked for the Connecticut General Assembly, the University of Hartford, American International College, and St. John Fisher College. His areas of teaching and research specialty include United States foreign policy, the modern American presidency, and international security. His research has appeared in many journals and edited volumes. Renfro has contributed or been quoted in regional and national media outlets including USA Today, Al-Jazeera America, Yahoo Finance, and Bloomberg Politics.
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Education

  • BA, Heidelberg University
  • MA, University of Connecticut
  • PHD, University of Connecticut

Areas of Expertise

  • American presidents and elections
  • United States Foreign Policy
  • International Security

Organization

  • College of Arts and Sciences

Office Location

  • College of Arts & Sciences 3

Mail Drop

  • CL-AC3

Experience

Quinnipiac University

Associate Professor of Political Science

Hamden, CT

2018 - Present

Quinnipiac University

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Hamden, CT

2018 - Present

St. John Fisher College

Associate Professor of Political Science

Rochester, NY

2016 - 2018

St. John Fisher College

Chair, Department of Political Science and Legal Studies

Rochester, NY

2016 - 2018

St. John Fisher College

Director, Core Curriculum

Rochester, NY

2016 - 2018

St. John Fisher College

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Rochester, NY

2010 - 2016

American International College

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Springfield, MA

2009 - 2010

Selected Publications

The Republican Resistance and the Future of the GOP

Renfro, W.

The Art of the Deal? #NeverTrumpers and the Struggle for GOP Foreign Policy 1st ed. 121-141 Lanham, MD (Lexington Press 2020)

The Republican Resistance and the Future of the GOP

Renfro, W. and Alessio, D.

15(2) European Journal of American Studies 1-15 Summer (2020)

"The Island of Thieves": Rethinking Empire and the United States in Micronesia

Alessio, D. and Renfro, W.

15(1) Foreign Policy Analysis 83-95 January (2019)

The Handbook of International Political Economy of Energy and Resources

Renfro, W.

Energy Trends, Political Economy, and International Order: The United States and the People’s Republic 1st ed. 310-321 Cheltenham (Edwin Elgar 2018)

Epidemics and War: The Impact of Disease on Major Conflicts in History

Renfro, W.

Colonialism and War as Drivers of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa 1st ed. 213-226 Santa Barbara (ABC-CLIO 2018)

Hidden in Plain Sight: American Empire and International Institutions

Renfro, W.

The International Studies Association , San Francisco, CA (2018)