Dr. David A. Lynch is Professor in the Department of Social Science at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota where he has taught political science since 1996. He served as chair from 2004 to 2016 and remains coordinator of the Political Science Program. He is the author of “Trade and Globalization: An Introduction to Regional Trade Agreements,” published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2010. Lynch has also written over a dozen chapters on international relations, international political economy and American foreign policy in edited books including the chapter on trade in the United Nations Association of the USA’s “A Global Agenda” from 1996 to 2005. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his B.A. in political science from Iowa State University. He lives in Winona, Minnesota.