John M. Kramer is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. He also has served as Visiting Professor of Strategy and Policy at the United States Naval War College; Research Fellow for the Russian Research Center at Harvard University, Senior Fellow for National Defense University, and Fulbright-Hayes Fellow in Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.
Professor Kramer received a doctorate in Political Science and Soviet Area Studies from the University of Virginia, where he was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, a DuPont Fellow, and a University Fellow. In 2002, the Virginia Social Science Association named him the “Outstanding Political Scientist of Virginia,” and in 2006, the University of Mary Washington named him the recipient of its Grellet C. Simpson Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. He wrote The Energy Gap in Eastern Europe (D.C.Heath, 1990) and numerous articles and professional papers on political life in Communist and Post-Communist polities in Europe.