I am currently a Senior Assistant Professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval War College, Newport, RI, teaching courses on International Security and Foreign Policy. I spent the academic year 2013-2014 as an International Affairs Fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations, working as Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combatting Terrorism. I worked specifically on building partner capacity programs and specialized in the EUCOM and CENTCOM regions.
Previously, I spent four years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Northern Iowa in the Department of Political Science, teaching courses related to International Relations, International Security, Foreign Policy, the Middle East, Terrorism, and Insurgency. I held a policy post-doctoral fellowship at the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations and at the Stiftung Wissenschaft un Politik (Berlin) and a pre-doctoral fellowship from Harvard's Olin Institute for Strategic Studies. I did my graduate work at Duke University.
My research focuses on military organizations and civil-military relations, primarily in the developed world. I am currently working on several projects, dealing primarily with defense budgeting and military personnel issues. I am also interested in public opinion on military and foreign policy issues, comparative political economy, innovation in organizations, asymmetric conflict, and international law.
At UNI, I was Co-Director of the Center for International Peace and Security Studies, and the Political Science Department's coordinator for undergraduate research, encouraging undergraduates to learn about research methods and to practice excellence in writing. I also served on the university's committee for veteran and military student services. I currently serve on the Council for the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society and on Section 19, International Security and Arms Control, for the American Political Science Association, and am on the board of editors for Armed Forces and Society and Res Militaris.
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