I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas' Clinton School of Public Service. I study how countries and international organizations can influence global development, inequality, and political violence. My research has received support from the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.K.'s Department for International Development, the Institute on Global Conflict & Cooperation, and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.
I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from UC San Diego and have taught undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D.-level courses in international relations, economics, public policy, and research methods.
Before joining the Clinton School, I worked as a Henry A. Kissinger Fellow at Yale University and as a visiting faculty member at Georgia Tech. Earlier in my career I also coached the competitive debate team at Lewis & Clark College; as such, some of my previous research addressed argumentation theory and debate pedagogy.
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Assistant Professor, 2022-Present
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2021-2022
Henry A. Kissinger Fellow, 2019-2021
Herb York Dissertation Fellow, 2017-2018
Ph.D., Political Science, UC San Diego, 2019
M.A., Political Science, UC San Diego, 2015
B.A., Economics & Political Science, Southern Illinois University, 2011
Undergraduate, Western Kentucky University, 2007-2009
"Unprogrammed Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation / Cutting"
Armed Resistance and Agency Slippage in Germany's Model Protectorate"
"Debate across the Disciplines:
Structured Classroom Debates in Interdisciplinary Curricula"
"Back to its Roots: Accuracy as the Litmus Test for Topicality"
"Contrasting Structures, Conditional Strategies:
Designing Format-Specific Theories for Competitive Debate"
"The Intersection of Competitions and Classrooms in Forensics Pedagogy"
"Illegal Wildlife Trafficking: The Unseen Environmental Harms"
"Why Do Leaders Fight Futile Wars?
Optimistic Constituents and Agency Dilemmas in Crisis Decision-Making"
"The Secrecy Gambit:
Clandestine Power Shifts and Preventive Conflict"
"Monopolies of Violence? How Insurgent Threats Can Motivate Accountable Governance"
"King Makers and Peace Breakers:
International Intervention and Post-War Violence"
Applied Data Analysis for Political Science
Crisis Areas in World Politics
International Crisis Diplomacy
Introduction to American Politics
Introduction to Social Data Analytics
Mathematical and Statistical Foundations (graduate)
Government of the United States
Science, Technology & International Affairs II (graduate)
Statistical Analysis for Public Policy
Program Planning and Development (graduate)
Theory and Practice of Global Development (graduate)
Dissertation Committee Member for Michael Ceci (GT School of International Affairs)
Research Mentor: Frontiers of Political Science (UCSD Senior Honors Thesis Course)
Research Mentor: Policy Responses to Global Problems (UCSD Graduate Research Capstone)
Supervisor for Research Assistants in UCSD's Research Apprenticeship Program