Dr. Gnoinska is an associate professor of history at Troy University. She received her Ph.D. from The George Washington University in January 2010. Her dissertation is titled "Poland and the Cold War in East and Southeast Asia 1949-1965." She has an M.A. in International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs (GWU) and a B.A. in International Politics & Economics from Middlebury College. She is a Fulbright Scholar and Boren NSEP Fellow. She has published, as well as presented, her research in the United States and around the world.