Franchesca V. NestorFranchesca V. Nestor

Associate Professor of Politics & Government


  • Ph.D., Political Science, West Virginia University
  • M.A., Political Science, West Virginia University
  • M.P.P., Public Policy, University of Chicago
  • B.A., Political Science, West Virginia University

Areas of Interest

Dr. Nestor teaches Equality and American Politics, the American Presidency, Congress and Legislative Process, Women and Politics, Food Politics and Policy, Environmental Public Policy, the Conduct of Political Inquiry, and Power and American Politics.


Dr. Nestor’s research interests include racial and ethnic politics, Congress, congressional committees, food policy, and increasing citizen interest in and understanding of regulatory policy. She has published in journals such as Politics, Groups, and Identities; The Journal of Women, Politics, & Policy; and Science and Engineering Ethics; and is a co-author on the third edition of Contemporary Regulatory Policy.

Recipient of the 2022 Sherwood Dodge Shankland Award for Encouragement of Teachers

Department Contact Info


Elliott Hall 303
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3796
F 740-368-3644