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Visiting Professor of Politics at Centre College, University of Kentucky

I am currently the Director of Analytics at a start up company in Lexington KY. I am also a Visiting Professor of Politics at the Centre College. I am broadly interested in civil conflict, civil military relations, and domestic unrest. My most recent research explores the relationship between protest variation and the likelihood of a military coup. This analysis suggests that protests that occur near the capital city and those that are nonviolent campaigns are the most threatening to the tenure of a leader.

I received my PhD from the University of Kentucky. My dissertation focused on mutinies and provided scholars with a cross-national, global sample of military mutinies. This data (MMDD) is accepted and soon to be forthcoming at the Journal of Peace Research. I have previously served as an assistant professor at the University of the Cumberlands and Centre College.


  • –present
    Director of Analytics (StableDuel) I am taking a hiatus from academia at the moment , University of Kentucky


  • 2018 
    University of Kentucky , PhD Political Science