I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs at the University of North Georgia - The Military College of Georgia (UNG). UNG is one of six senior military colleges located in the United States.
My teaching and research interests are broadly focused on the fields of international relations and comparative politics. Particular areas of interest include maritime crime, non-democratic governance, political psychology, and terrorism.
At present, I am working on two major research agendas. The first is focused on the motivations of suicide terrorists. The second investigates political-economic conditions that favor the emergence and demise of outbreaks of maritime crime.
This site provides information regarding the classes I teach, as well as my research and data collection projects.