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Assistant Professor of Political Science, Westminster College

I am an Assistant Professor at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.

I have a PhD in Political Science from the University of Missouri, an MA in Teaching from the University of Southern California, and an MA in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Additionally, I served in the US Army for 5 years, during which time I worked at the National Security Agency as an intelligence analyst.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Assistant Professor of Political Science, Westminster College
  • 2004–2009
    Intelligence Analyst, US Army

Education

  • 2019 
    University of Missouri, PhD Political Science
  • 2014 
    University of Southern California, MA Teaching
  • 2013 
    Monterey Institute of International Studies, MA International Policy Studies
  • 2011 
    University of Denver, BA Asian Studies

Publications

  • 2020
    The effect of two-round presidential elections on human rights, PLOS ONE
  • 2020
    The effect of copartisan justice ministers on human rights in presidential democracies, PLOS ONE
  • 2020
    When justice answers to the president: Reexamining the effect of cabinet partisanship on human rights in presidential democracies, The Social Science Journal
  • 2019
    Nationalism and human rights: A replication and extension, PLOS ONE
  • 2019
    Reevaluating the presidential runoff rule: Does a provision promote the protection of human rights?, PLOS ONE
  • 2018
    The perils of plurality rule and the major(itarian) effect of cabinet composition on human rights in presidential democracies, Research & Politics
  • 2018
    Democratic presidential elections and human rights: Does a runoff round reduce repression?, The International Journal of Human Rights
  • 2018
    Measuring presidential centrism and its effect on repression: Does ideology influence whether democratic governments respect human rights?, Political Science