College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty & Staff

Renford Reese

Dr. Renford Reese

Professor of Political Science

Office Phone: 909-869-4665
Office Location: 94-311
Office Hours: Tu: 1:00-3:00pm, W: 1:00-2:00pm
Full CV | Personal Website

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

FALL 2020
Criminal justice administration concepts, institutions; relationship to legislative functions and issues; interagency and intergovernmental collaboration; politics of crime, Constitutional issues, ethics, white collar crime, prison reform, rehabilitation, and re-entry issues.
Non-governmental organization history, theories, concepts; governmental inefficiency; social service outreach; the need for NGOs; capacity building; leadership; responding to crises; the international NGO perspective.


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