Dean, School of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Professor of Political Science and Global Studies

Brenda Vallance became Dean, School of Behavioral and Social Sciences at St Edward’s University in Austin, TX in August, 2005. Prior to becoming Dean she was a Professor at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO and a career Air Force officer who served in the intelligence career field. She received her PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles in Comparative Politics and International Relations, with a focus on the Russian military and democratization. Brenda has numerous publications and presentations on the Russian military, its reform, and Russian civic organizations.


- PhD, Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles

- MA, Soviet Studies, University of Oklahoma

- BA, Foreign Languages, University of Texas at Arlington