Professor of Political Science
History & Politics
On Faculty Since 2011
We aim to serve students better with a program that treats Political Science as a science: a field of study concerned with empirical phenomena of a political nature, equipping students with the analytical rigor, methodological skills, and substantive knowledge they will need to succeed in related vocations.
- Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Pennsylvania State University 2011
- PhD, University of Georgia, 2010
- MA, University of South Carolina, 2006
- BA, Covenant College, 2000
Interests / Specialization
- International relations, political violence, peacekeeping, research methods
Selected Professional Work
- "Explaining Police Misconduct in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, 2010-2019." 2022. With Megan Lloyd and Ashley Pieper (former students). International Peacekeeping 29(5): 741-779.
- "The Relationship between Contributors’ Domestic Abuses and Peacekeeper Misconduct in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations." With Kellan Robinson and Megan Lloyd (students). 2020. International Studies Quarterly 64(1): 235-247.
- "The Impact of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations on Human Trafficking in Host Countries." 2019. With Morgan Barney (student). International Migration 57(5): 3-20.
- "Dynamic network analysis and the study of dark networks: Assessing the effects of changes in British counterterrorism policy on radical Islamist networks in the UK, 1999–2008." 2019. SAGE Research Methods Cases.
- "Assessing the Effects of Changes in British Counterterrorism Policy on Radical Islamist Networks in the United Kingdom, 1999-2009." 2016. With Samuel Bestvater (student). Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression 8: 87-110.