I am an Associate Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of the International Relations Program at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. I joined the Oakland faculty in 2002. In an earlier life I spent nearly a decade as a newspaper writer and editor before earning my PhD at the University of Connecticut.
Here you can find information about my research and teaching interests. In general, my research falls into the broad categories of international conflict and conflict resolution, and foreign policy analysis. I also have a long-standing interest in Northern Ireland and the politics of the Northern Ireland peace process. By clicking on the tabs above you can find copies of my publications where available, a description of my current projects, my CV, and current or recent course syllabi.
I teach a wide array of courses in the field of International Relations, including but not limited to International Conflict and Security, US Foreign Policy, International Terrorism, and an introductory-level Issues in World Politics course.