The Savannah City Council recently appointed Armstrong State University Political Science Professor Dr. José de Arimatéia da Cruz to the Greater Savannah International Alliance (GSIA) for a three-year term. As a board member, da Cruz will contribute his knowledge of international relations and politics, encourage citywide participation in GSIA activities, direct initiatives and seek out viable opportunities to expand Savannah’s global reach.
The board offers economic development assistance to the Mayor and the City Council in their efforts to make Savannah an international city and a welcoming community of culturally informed individuals that is not only a beautiful place to visit, but also an ideal location to conduct business.
A 2015-2016 Governor’s Teaching Fellow, da Cruz has a Ph.D. in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations and Comparative Politics.
A faculty member at Armstrong since 2003, da Cruz also serves as an adjunct research professor for the U.S. Army War College. His research interests include global cybersecurity, international relations, Latin American and African foreign policy and national security.