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J. Derek Williams

Title: Instructor in History and Social Science
PA Start Date: 1980

B.A. Wesleyan University
M.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

I arrived in Andover from North Carolina with a special interest in the history of the American South. Over the years, teaching a range of courses in U.S. and World History has broadened my knowledge and deepened my curiosity about the wider world. A senior elective I teach in comparative politics investigates the challenges of governance faced by societies outside the U.S.--an inquiry that encourages students, I hope, to understand better the complex world of their future.