Andrew L. Ross, Ph. D.


Andrew L. Ross, Ph. D. CV

Dr. Ross is the Director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Policy and Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico. He joined the UNM faculty in September 2005 as Director of what was then the Office for Policy, Security, and Technology, a joint UNM-Sandia National Laboratories program launched in 2003; OPST was transformed into the Center for Science, Technology, and Policy in February 2007. As the Director of CSTP, Professor Ross is responsible for the development of a broad range of research, education, and public engagement programs at the intersection of public policy and science and technology.

Dr. Ross arrived at UNM after sixteen years at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI, where he held a variety of positions. From 2000-2005, he was a Research Professor in the Strategic Research Department (SRD) of the Naval War College's Center for Naval Warfare Studies, serving as the Department’s Director of Studies from 2002-2004.  Dr. Ross was the Director of the Naval War College's project on "Military Transformation and the Defense Industry After Next" and during the 2001-2002 academic year served as the Acting Director of the College's Advanced Research Program and as Co-Leader of the College's Strategy Task Group, one of four task groups established to support the Chief of Naval Operations after 11 September 2001.  His work with the Strategy Task Group led to a Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service award in September 2002.  From 1989 to 2000, Dr. Ross served as first a Secretary of the Navy Senior Research Fellow and then a Professor of National Security Affairs in the Naval War College's National Security Decision Making Department, where he taught the College's core course on Strategy and Force Planning.

His work on U.S. grand strategy, national security and defense planning, regional security, weapons proliferation, security and economics, and public policy has appeared in numerous journals and books. Professor Ross is the editor of The Political Economy of Defense:  Issues and Perspectives (1991) and co-editor of three editions of Strategy and Force Planning (1995, 1997, 2000).  His current work focuses on the U.S. grand strategy debate, military transformation, nuclear strategy and force structure, and military space requirements.

Dr. Ross has held research fellowships at Cornell, Princeton, Harvard, the University of Illinois, and the Naval War College; he also taught in the Political Science Departments of the University of Illinois and the University of Kentucky.  He earned his MA and PhD at Cornell University and his BA, summa cum laude, at American University. 

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