College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty & Staff

Renford Reese

Dr. Renford Reese

Professor of Political Science

PHONE: 909-869-4665


OFFICE: 94-311

OFFICE HOURS: Tu 1:00-3:00pm

W 3:00-4:30pm

Personal Website External Link | Full CV

Academic Area

Public Policy

Areas of Expertise

Public Policy Development

Research Statement

Dr. Renford Reese's current teaching and research focus is on NGOs and Social Service Outreach, Prison Reform, Juvenile Justice, Restorative Justice, and the Politics of Crime.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, University of Southern California, 1996
  • MA, Vanderbilt University, 1990
  • BA, Vanderbilt University, 1989

Courses Taught

Examination of critical areas of U.S. and international cultures that provide insights and understanding of the comparative differences of these two civilizations; historical and contemporary differences.
Integration of politics, public policy, and pop culture; examination of the impact of film, television, music, and video games on socio-political environment; analysis of the politics of race, sex, violence and free speech.


Reese, R. (2007). American Bravado. Portland, OR: Inkwater Press. (Link)
Reese, R. (2006). Prison Race. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. (Link)
Reese, R. (2004). Leadership in the LAPD: Walking the tightrope. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. (Link)
Reese, R. (2003). American paradox: Young black men. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. (Link)
For more publications, visit Dr. Reese's website