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