Jean Garrison is director of the Center for Global Studies and Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Wyoming in the United States. Previously she served as interim chair for the Department of Modern and Classical Languages (2014-15) and Director of the Global and Area Studies Program (formerly International Studies) from 2008-14. In Fall 2015 and May 2016 she stays at the KFG researching climate and energy security policy.
Garrison is past recipient of a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship and has worked in the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs in the U.S. State Department. She also has been a visiting fellow with the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation in Washington, DC. She is the author of three books: China and the Energy Equation in Asia (Lynne Rienner, 2009), Making China Policy (Lynne Rienner, 2005), and Games Advisors Play (Texas A&M University Press, 1999) and numerous articles and book chapters. Her research focuses on U.S. foreign policy with an emphasis on U.S.-China relations, leadership, small group dynamics, and energy and climate security. At the University of Wyoming, she has been the recipient of a number of awards including the President’s Stewardship Award, Outstanding Research in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Outstanding Advising in the College of Arts and Sciences. Garrison holds a PhD from the University of South Carolina and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wyoming.
Main Fields of Interest
- American Foreign Policy
- Leadership, Group Dynamics and Bureaucratic Politics
- US-China Relations
- Energy Security