Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Dr. Kryzanek is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and currently Special Assistant to the President of Bridgewater State University for Global Engagement and University Priorities. He received his PhD from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. From 2016-2019 Dr. Kryzanek was the Academic Director in the Public Management Institute for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that brought 25 Fellows to the campus as Mandela Fellows. Currently, Dr. Kryzanek is working on a civic education project associated with the Plymouth 400 celebration to begin in 2020. Dr. Kryzanek is formerly the Executive Director of the Minnock Center for International Engagement at Bridgewater State. He is the author of eight books on U.S. foreign policy, American government and comparative politics. His latest book, written with his daughter Dr. Ann Karreth, is 25 Issues That Shape American Politics: Debates, Differences and Divisions. Dr. Kryzanek is the board chair of Fr. Bill’s and Mainspring, the largest homeless organization on the South Shore and Vice President of the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters. He lives in Whitman with his wife Carol. They have three daughters and four grandchildren.