Dr. Bill Conroy

conroysmallDr. Bill Conroy, Professor of History & Political Science
Faculty Office Building #3





M.P.A., Public Administration, Western Kentucky University
Ph.D., Political Science, Fordham University
M.A., American Studies, Fairfield University
M.A., History, University of Bridgeport
B.A., History, University of Bridgeport

Professional Experience

Kentucky Wesleyan College

  • Professor of Political Science and History, 1999 – Present
  • Associate Professor of Political Science, 1994 – 1999
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, 1989 – 1994

AP Reader and Table Leader, 2001 – Present

Courses Taught

Political Science Courses taught include:

  • American National Government
  • State and Local Government
  • Public Policy, Political Parties and Interest Groups
  • International Relations
  • Foreign Policy of the United States
  • Constitutional Law I and II
  • American Presidency
  • Public Administration
  • Congress and the Legislative Process
  • American Political Thought
  • Comparative Government
  • Politics of the 1960s
  • Politics and Ethics
  • American Politics and Film

History courses taught include:

  • Survey of American History I and II
  • World Civilization I and II
  • Diplomatic History of the United States
  • Constitutional History I and II
  • American History and Film
  • Modern Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean History.

Other courses taught include:

  • Introduction to Human Geography
  • Great Ideas and Their Consequences
  • Profiles in Leadership


Challenging the Boundaries of Reform. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990.

“Consolidation Through Disincorporation: A Possibility for Owensboro, Kentucky,” presented at Kentucky Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Murray, Kentucky, 2010.

Professional Organizations

  • American Historical Association
  • American Political Science Association


  • Outstanding Teacher of Year, 2003, Kentucky Wesleyan College
  • Teacher of the Year, 1992, 1993, and 1995, Kentucky Wesleyan College
  • University Fellowships, 1981-1983, Fordham University
  • Teaching Fellowship, 1984, Fordham University
  • University Dissertation Fellowship, 1984 (awarded but not accepted due to accepting teaching position at Mercy College), Fordham University
  • Honors Program Student , 1969-1971, University of Bridgeport
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society