Andrew L. Ross
Professor, Brent Scowcroft Chair in International Policy Studies, and Director of the Certificate in National Security Affairs
Phone: (979) 458-8017
Dr. Andrew L. Ross joined the Bush School faculty as a Professor in the Department of International Affairs in 2014. He was appointed to the Brent Scowcroft Chair in International Policy Studies in March 2018. Professor Ross is also Director of the National Security Affairs Program, a Senior Fellow in the Institute for Science, Technology, and Public Policy, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Texas A&M Nuclear Solutions Institute. Professor Ross’ previous appointment was at the University of New Mexico (UNM), where he served as Director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Policy; Director of Special Science, Engineering, and Policy Research Initiatives in the Office of the Vice President for Research; and Professor of political science. He led UNM’s University Strategic Partnership with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and served as the Program Manager for UNM’s Educational Partnership Agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory. Dr. Ross was also the founder and Chair of the New Mexico Nuclear Study Group.
Prior to his appointment at UNM in 2005, Professor Ross spent sixteen years at the U.S. Naval War College, where he served as a Research Professor in the Strategic Research Department (SRD) of the College's Center for Naval Warfare Studies (CNWS); Director of Studies, SRD; Director of the CNWS project "Military Transformation and the Defense Industry After Next”; Acting Director of the Advanced Research Program; co-lead of the post-9/11 Strategy Task Group; Professor in the National Security Affairs Department; and Secretary of the Navy Senior Research Fellow. He received the Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 2002.
As a principal investigator, Professor Ross has raised more than $13 million in external funding, primarily from the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy’s national security laboratories. He has been awarded external funding during each of his six years at the Bush School. His work on U.S. grand strategy, national security and defense planning, regional security, weapons proliferation, and security and economics has appeared in numerous journals and books. Dr. Ross’ current work focuses on the U.S. grand strategy debate; defense and military innovation; and nuclear policy, strategy, and force structure. He earned his MA and PhD at Cornell University and his BA, summa cum laude, at American University and has held fellowships at Cornell, Princeton, Harvard, and the University of Illinois.
Professor Ross is in residence at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as the Onsite Director of the National Security Affairs Program (ONSAP) during the fall 2020 semester. He is sponsored by Weapons Complex and Integration, LLNL’s nuclear weapons program, and is based at the Center for Global Security Research.