Mikhail Molchanov joined St. Thomas University in 2003. He carries Ph.D. in Philosophy from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (1989), Masters in Public Administration from New York University (1993), and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Alberta (1998).
Dr. Molchanov's research interests span comparative politics, international relations, and international political economy. His most recent book is devoted to the study of Eurasian regionalisms and Russian foreign policy (Ashgate, 2015). He is co-editor and co-author of The Ashgate Research Companion to Political Leadership (Ashgate, 2009) and Ukrainian Foreign and Security Policy: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives (Praeger, 2002). Molchanov's Political Culture and National Identity in Russian-Ukrainian Relations (Texas A&M University Press, 2002) examines postcommunist nationalism as a state-building resource strategically utilized by the elites. His articles have appeared in Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, Journal of European Integration, Nationalities Papers, Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, The International Studies Encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Global Studies, and in other journals and books.
In April 2012, Mikhail Molchanov was named a foreign member of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine. The appointment was made in recognition of his years of contribution in the advancement of research in state building, modernization of society, security and foreign policy, and economics of Ukraine, as well as the Ukrainian-European relations.