Suzette Grillot, Ph.D.
Hester Hall, room 165
Dr. Suzette Grillot was named Dean of OU’s College of International Studies on December 15, 2012. Dean Grillot previously served as the College’s Associate Dean from July 2008-June 2012 and was essential to its creation and development. Additionally, she serves as the William J. Crowe, Jr. Chair in Geopolitics and the Vice Provost of International Programs.
Dean Grillot’s commitment and dedication to the University of Oklahoma and its College of International Studies are exemplary. She has been recognized with the Gary B. Cohen Distinguished Faculty Award, was named the Educator’s Leadership Academy Outstanding Professor, and was recipient of the OU President’s Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award.
Dean Grillot is a prolific author, with articles published in the British Journal of Political Science, International Politics, and Contemporary Security Policy, among many others. She recently co-edited the book, Understanding the Global Community (to be published in 2013) and co-authored the books Protecting Our Ports: National and International Security of Containerized Freight (2010) and The International Arms Trade (2009). Additionally, Dean Grillot hosts the award winning weekly World Views radio show on the University’s NPR affiliate, KGOU, which features key individuals whose international expertise enhances Oklahoma’s knowledge and connection to world events.
Trained in international relations, security studies and comparative politics, Dean Grillot teaches several dynamic courses each semester, focusing on subjects such as Global Security, International Activism, Illicit Trafficking, and International Politics, Literature and Film. Students in a Grillot classroom are presented with rigorous and demanding coursework as they examine issues from numerous perspectives. They often have the unique opportunity to engage with other scholars and local leaders whom she invites to guest lecture.
In the last decade, Dean Grillot’s curiosity about the world and its people has led her to spend a semester teaching in Macedonia as a Fulbright Scholar (in 2003) and a semester as a teaching fellow at Beijing University in China (in 2007). During her time abroad she travelled to conduct research in dozens of countries in Europe and Asia. In June 2012 Dr. Grillot returned from a 10-month appointment as Faculty-in-Residence at OU’s signature international program in Arezzo, Italy. While living and working internationally have been essential to Dean Grillot’s scholarly interests, she returns to Oklahoma eager to share her experiences with students, colleagues and the larger academic community.
Grillot received a BS and MA from Oklahoma State University and earned her PhD in Political Science from the University of Georgia. Dr. Grillot’s husband Pat, also a Tulsan, and their teenaged daughter, Hannah, reside in Norman where their family also includes their yellow lab, Georgia, and Frosty the cat.
Suzette Grillot, PhD
Dean, College of International Studies
Professor Grillot joined the College of International Studies in July 2008.
Professor of International and Area Studies
B.S.-Oklahoma State University-1990
M.A.-Oklahoma State University-1992
Ph.D.-University of Georgia-1997
International Organization and Regimes American Foreign Policy
Central and East European Politics