Edward Lynch

Edward Lynch

Ed Lynch is a specialist in Latin American and Africa politics, but has wide-ranging interests and expertise. He also teaches U.S. Foreign Policy, International Relations and State and Local Politics. In addition, Lynch teaches the course in Model UN and advises the Hollins University Model UN Club. He is the author of two books on religion and politics in Latin America, and numerous articles on African politics and U.S. foreign policy toward Africa. American governors are at the top of Lynch’s research interests right now.

Lynch combines his academic background with hands-on experience in the real world of politics. He worked on Capitol Hill for four years, served in the White House, and is a long-time political activist, as well as a well-known commentator on state and local politics in Virginia.

Courses Taught

  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • International Relations
  • State and Local Politics


  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • B.A., St. Joseph's University