Cynthia A. Watson, PhD

Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs

Dr. Cynthia A. Watson, Dean of Faculty and Academic Programs as of March 2018,  joined the Faculty in August 1992. Dr. Watson earned a MA from the London School of Economics, and a doctorate from the University of Notre Dame. Her undergraduate alma mater, University of Missouri-Kansas City, honored her as Alumna of the Year in 2011.  Dr. Watson has served on the Governing Boards of a number of professional organizations and the Editorial Board of Third World Quarterly. She is a Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and the Society for Military History.  Her first edition (2002) of U.S. National Security received CHOICE's designation as a Book of the Year. Other publications include and Nation-Building, U.S. Military Service, Military Education, US National Security (2nd edition), Political Role of the Military (co-edited with Constantine Danopoulos), Interest Groups in National Security, and Geographic Combatant Commands. 

FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE: Curriculum Development; Economic/Political History; Strategic Foundations; Professional Military Education

REGIONAL EXPERTISE: Asia-Pacific, Latin America