Dr. Sharyl Cross was appointed Director of the Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward’s University beginning in September 2013.  From 2005-2013, Dr. Cross was Professor in the College of International & Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany. 

Prior to the Marshall Center, Dr. Cross was at the United States Air Force Academy where she had been appointed Distinguished Professor of Political Science. Dr. Cross earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and was resident fellowship scholar and consultant at the RAND Corporation completing programs in Russian area and policy studies.

She has published extensively on issues of Russian foreign policy, U.S.-Russian security relations, and South Eastern European security.  Dr. Cross is currently working on her next book co-authored with Paul J. Bolt entitled China, Russia, and Twenty First Century Global Geopolitics under contract with Oxford University Press.