Anne Cross received her undergraduate education (summa cum laude) from the University of Minnesota and her doctoral degree from Yale University. Since 2008, she is an Associate Professor at Metropolitan State University in the School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice.
Cross served as Department Chair in the School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice from 2007-2009. In her previous tenure at University of Wisconsin-Stout, she served as Director, Women’s Studies Program (2004-2005).
Having a strong interest in community involvement, Cross has served as an Advisory Board Member of the Somali Victimization Awareness Campaign at the Council on Crime and Justice, 2006-2008. She participated as a New Conversations Host for the St. Paul Foundation’s, Facing Race in 2006-2008. Currently she volunteers at a soup kitchen for St. Vincent de Paul Advocacy Outreach at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.
Anne Cross is a published author of many journal articles spanning various topics such as research methodology, citizenship of homeless persons, and the impact of media coverage on policing administration.
In September of 2012, Anne was elected Vice President of the Board.