I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Middle Tennessee State University. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science, concentrating in International Relations, Game Theory, and Quantitative Methodology, from the University of Iowa.

Through my research I explore the intersection of international organization and international security. My published and on-going work particularly sheds light on how countries optimize their bargaining strategies as they access international institutions and law and their national capabilities to resolve contentious and potentially violent disputes. At Middle Tennessee State, I extend this knowledge to my graduate and undergraduate students through courses which include International Security, Peace and Conflict Resolution, International Law, Global Governance, and International Relations.

Welcome to my website. Here you may download copies of my CV, manuscripts from my published and working projects, and materials I have developed for my international relations classrooms.