Edward G. DeClair, PhD

Assistant Dean for International Programs
Associate Professor of Political Science
Director of the Westover Honors Program


Hall Campus Center, 2nd Floor

Experience/ Background

  • 2004-present: Assistant Dean for International Programs
  • 2000-present: External Consultant/Program Reviews
  • 2000-present: Academic Liaison, Study Abroad Programming
  • 2002-present: Director, Lynchburg College Westover Honors Program
  • 2000-2004: Secretary-General, Mid-Atlantic European Union Simulation Consortium
  • 1992-2002: Department Chair, Lynchburg College International Relations Program

Teaching Experience

  • 1998-present: Associate Professor, Lynchburg College, Department of Political Science
  • 1992-1998: Assistant Professor, Gettysburg College, Department of Political Science
  • 1991-1992: Instructor, Gettysburg College, Department of Political Science
  • 1990-1991: Instructor, Berry College, Department of Political Science
  • 1989-1990: Visiting Instructor, Emory University, Department of Political Science

Degrees and Certifications

  • PhD Florida State University, 1992
  • MA International Affairs, Florida State University, 1983
  • BA French, International Affairs, University of South Florida, 1981

Professional/ Research Interests

  • American government, political parties
  • Terrorism and revolution
  • West European politics
  • United Nations
  • European Union
  • Study abroad

Honors and Awards

  • 1984-1985: Recipient, Rotary International Ambassadorial Fellowship, Studied at the University of Paris II
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Professional Associations

  • National Collegiate Honors Council
  • NAFSA, Association of International Educators
  • American Political Science Association
  • Northeast Political Science Association
  • International Studies Association
  • European Union Studies Association
  • Conference Group on West European Politics
  • Association for the Study of Modern & Contemporary France


  • Politics on the Fringe: The People, Policies, and Organization of the French National Front. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1999.
  • “Stimulating Simulations: Making the EU a Classroom Reality” (with Gretchen Van Dyke and Peter Loedel).International Studies Perspectives, Volume 1, Issue 2, August 2000.
  • “Pathways to Power on the Far Right: Elite Recruitment in the French National Front.” Southeastern Political Review, Volume 26, No. 1, march 1998, pp. 103-126.
  • “Teaching the Politics of the European Union Through a Multi-University Simulation” (with Kirsten Bookmiller and Peter Loedel). European Community Studies Association Review, Spring 1998, pp. 10-11.