Gary Wayne Glass is a full Professor of the Practice, Emeritus from the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California. He has been teaching at USC since the fall of 2002 following a career with the federal government where he served in the Navy, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the State Department, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), and the Office of Senator Bingaman (NM). He began his Washington career as a Presidential Management Intern and has received distinguished service certificates from the Pentagon and the Congress. Dr. Glass is an expert in international security policy issues, including arms control, nonproliferation, and WMD. His regional specialties include the former Soviet Union, NATO, and Asia. He has traveled extensively in Russia and speaks Russian. His government policy background is particularly relevant to the contemporary security issues he will address in his shipboard courses on comparative international security, energy security, and international relations.
Dr. Glass received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science/Russian Studies from Princeton in 1968; master’s degrees from the University of Colorado (1979) and the University of Denver (1977). He received his PhD is in international relations from the University of Denver in 1982. Publications include numerous studies on military security issues while at CBO.
His unique style of teaching garnered numerous teaching awards, including the Parents Association Teacher of the Year award. Dr. Glass emphasizes a problem solving approach in the classroom in which students actively interact to solve policy problems reflecting real world scenarios.