Dr. Sharyl Cross, Distinguished Professor & Director Kozmetsky Center, St. Edward's University & Global Policy Fellow, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Dr. Sharyl Cross is Director of the Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward’s University & Global Policy Scholar at the Kennan Institute/Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She held previous appointments as Professor at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany & Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Dr. Cross has extensive teaching & publication experience in international relations with area concentrations on Russia/Eurasia & South East Europe. Her most recent book co-authored with Paul Bolt entitled China, Russia and Twenty First Century Global Geopolitics was published by Oxford University Press in 2018.


  • Ph.D. in Political Science (International Relations Theory, Comparative Politics, American Foreign and National Security Policy) at the University of California, Los Angeles, 1990 (also completed the RAND/UCLA program in Russian area and international policy studies)
  • MA in Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, 1983
  • BA in Political Science at the University of Arizona, 1983

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School of Behavioral and Social Sciences