Dr. William E. DeMars is Professor of Government and chairs the Department of Government and International Affairs at Wofford College. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Notre Dame.
At Wofford, Dr. DeMars teaches courses on Middle East Politics, American Foreign Policy, Politics of the United Nations, NGOs (non-governmental organizations) in World Politics, Nuclear Weapons, Leadership and Globalization in South Carolina, and The New Space Race.
In his role as Chair of Wofford’s Department of Government, Dr. DeMars spearheaded efforts in creating a new major and minor in International Affairs in 2016, and has contributed to many conversations and projects to renew the practice of liberal education in a changing context.
Prior to joining the Wofford faculty, Dr. DeMars taught International Relations at undergraduate and graduate levels at Earlham College, the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and the University of Notre Dame.
Dr. DeMars’ publications have addressed humanitarian politics, the changing face of war in Africa, intelligence issues, NGOs, and International Relations Theory. He has written many articles, and has published two books: NGOs and Transnational Networks: Wild Cards in World Politics (London: Pluto Press, 2005), and as co-editor with Dennis Dijkzeul, The NGO Challenge for International Theory (New York: Routledge, 2015).