The OU Board of Regents on Wednesday approved Crowe's appointment as university professor of geopolitics, effective Oct. 1. Crowe will draw an annual salary of $100,000 beginning Jan. 1.
Crowe will be a tenured full professor, the regents said. In conjunction with the appointment, a $5 million fundraising effort was announced to endow a chair honoring Crowe.
Crowe, an Oklahoma City native and an OU alumnae, will live in Washington, D.C., and travel to Norman about six weeks each semester to teach, beginning in January.
He will also teach students by means of internships in Washington, D.C.
The university said Crowe would use his geopolitical view to transcend such traditional academic subjects as political science, history, geography and economics.
He will also assist the university in sponsoring meetings that bring scholars and the public together to debate geopolitical issues, the university said. …