Dr. Bill Conroy, Professor of History & Political Science

Bill Conroy
Dr. Bill Conroy, Professor of History & Political Science
(270) 852-3235
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, and 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, and Modern Chinese, Japanese, and Korean History.

Other courses taught include Introduction to Human Geography, Great Ideas and Their Consequences, and 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


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