516 College Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
CURRENT POSITION Associate Professor, Duquesne University, Department of Political Science and Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy
PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION AND EXPERIENCE
EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
Ph.D. in Political Science, May 2000
M.A. in Political Science, May 1996
G.P.A. 3.93 on 4.0 scale
Bachelor of Arts, May 1992
Majors: Economics, Political Science, History
G.P.A. 3.77 on 4.0 scale, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
FELLOWSHIPS HARVARD UNIVERSITY
· Postdoctoral Fellow in International Security, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2002-03
· John M. Olin Postdoctoral Fellow in National Security, Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, 2001-02
· Duquesne University, assistant professor, fall 2003-present
· Harvard University, teaching fellow, fall 2002
· University of Virginia, instructor, fall 2000-summer 2001
BOOKS PUBLISHED BY MAJOR ACADEMIC PRESSES
· The Ideological Origins of Great Power Politics, 1789-1989, Security Affairs Series, Cornell University Press, 2005; series editors: Robert Art (Brandeis), Robert Jervis (Columbia), Stephen Walt (Harvard). Examines the impact of political ideologies on great powers’ foreign policies at critical times over the last two centuries. A paperback edition was issued in November 2007.
· “A Geriatric Peace? The Future of U.S. Power in a World of Aging Populations,” International Security, Vol. 32, No. 1 (Summer 2007), pp. 112-147. International Security is tied for first among all international relations journals in “impact factor” by Journal Citation Reports. This article has been posted, among other places, on U.S. embassy websites under the category of “significant documents”. It was also the featured discussion in Mike Nizza’s New York Times on-line column, “The Lede: Notes on the News,” July 12, 2007.
· “The United States and the End of the Cold War: Reactions to Shifts in Soviet Power, Policies, or Domestic Politics?” International Organization, Vol. 61, No. 1 (Winter 2007), pp. 145-179. This article tests various competing explanations of the end of the Cold War from the American point of view. International Organization is tied for first among all international relations journals in “impact factor” by Journal Citation Reports.
· “Ideology and Alliances: British and French External Balancing Decisions in the 1930s.” Security Studies, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Summer 2003), 34-79. This article examines the impact of political ideologies on British and French socialists’ and conservatives’ perceptions of threat and consequent balancing policies toward the other great powers in the 1930s. Security Studies ranks twenty-sixth among all international relations journals in “impact factor” by Journal Citation Reports.
· “Prospect Theory and the Cuban Missile Crisis,” International Studies Quarterly, Vol. 45, No. 2 (June 2001), 241-270. This article uses a decision-theoretic model of choice and primary source evidence to test the relative explanatory weights of expected-utility and prospect theories for the key events of the Cuban missile crisis. International Studies Quarterly ranks seventh among all international relations journals in “impact factor” by Journal Citation Reports.
· “Reinhold Niebuhr’s ‘Christian Pragmatism:’ A Principled Alternative to Consequentialism,” The Review of Politics, Vol. 61, No. 4 (Fall 1999), 605-636. This article offers an examination and reinterpretation of Niebuhr’s theory of ethics.
· “Global Aging: Opportunities and Threats to American Security,” Public Policy & Aging Report Vol. 17, No. 4 (Fall 2007), pp. 7-11.
· “Pax Americana Geriatrica,” Miller-McCune Magazine, August 2008, pp. 30-39, cover article.
· “America’s Golden Years?”, Boston Globe op-ed, August 30, 2007. Reprinted in the International Herald Tribune and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
· “Golden Oldies,” Washington Post, Outlook Section, Sunday February 10, 2008.
· Solicited review of William C. Wohlforth, ed., Cold War Endgame: Oral History, Analysis, Debates (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2003), 346 pp, in The Journal of Cold War Studies (MIT Press), Volume 7, No. 1 (Winter 2005), 189-191.
· Earhart Foundation Fellowship for a one-semester sabbatical, fall 2008
· Duquesne University, pre-tenure sabbatical, spring 2008
· Philip H. and Betty L. Wimmer Family Foundation Fellowship, Duquesne University, 2008
· Faculty Development Fund, Duquesne University,
· Presidential Fellowship, Duquesne University, 2007
· Presidential Fellowship, Duquesne University, 2004
· Philip H. and Betty L. Wimmer Family Foundation Fellowship, Duquesne University, 2003
· Belfer Center Postdoctoral Fellowship in International Security, Harvard University, 2002-03
· John M. Olin Postdoctoral Fellowship in National Security, Harvard University, 2001-02
· Mershon Center Postdoctoral Fellow, Ohio State University, 2002-03 (declined)
· University of Virginia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship (the most prestigious fellowship awarded by the University), 1999-2000
· Fellowship from the Institute for the Study of World Politics, 1997-98
· Earhart Foundation Fellowship, 1997-98
· Spicer Award for Academic Excellence, 1997-98
· Bradley Foundation Fellowship, 1994-95
· “American Security in an Aging World,” American Political Science Association annual meeting, Chicago, September 2007.
· “Neo-Classical Realism and the Importance of ‘Ideological Consensus’ in International Relations,” American Political Science Association annual meeting, Philadelphia, September 2006. This paper won the Best Paper Award from the American Political Science Association’s Foreign Policy Division for the 2006 conference.
· “British and French 1930s Appeasement Policies: Products of Tripolar Ideological Politics,” American Political Science Association annual meeting, Washington, D.C., September 2005
· “U.S. Foreign Policies at the End of the Cold War: Reactions to Shifts in Soviet Power, Behavior, or Ideology?”, American Political Science Association annual meeting, Chicago, September 2004
· “The Future of NATO,” Model NATO Conference, University of Pittsburgh, European Union Center of Excellence and the Center for West European Studies, November 13, 2008
· “A Geriatric Peace?,” The Agenda with Steve Paikin, May 5, 2008, television interview on TVO (a publicly-funded, educational media organization available in Ontario; TVO reaches an average of 3.5 million viewers per week).
· “Global Population Aging and the Future of Great Power Politics,” University of Pittsburgh, European Union Center of Excellence and the Center for West European Studies, March 28, 2008.
· “A Geriatric Peace?,” The Jack Rice Show, WCCO (CBS) radio in Minneapolis, August 14, 2007
· “Ideologies and Great Power Politics.” University of Pittsburgh, European Union Center of Excellence and the Center for West European Studies, January 2006.
· “Ideology, Threat Perception, and Great Power Politics,” Princeton University, Center for International Studies, January 2003
· “Ideology, Threat Perception, and Great Power Politics,” Harvard University, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, April 2003
· “Ideology, Threat Perception, and Great Power Politics,” Harvard University, Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, September 2001
· Ideologies and Islamic Parties: A “Liberal Peace” in the Middle East? This is a new book that examines the effects of political ideologies on Islamic states’ foreign policies, especially towards the United States. This research takes many of the insights from my previous book and applies them to contemporary Middle Eastern politics. I intend to have this book completed during the 2008-2009 academic year.
· A Geriatric Peace? American Security in an Aging World. This is a new book that examines the likely impact of global population aging on America’s international interests in coming decades. It builds on previous scholarship and opinion pieces (listed above). This project is at the research stage of development.
· Assistant Professor, Duquesne University
a. Introduction to International Relations
b. Current Problems in International Relations
c. Ethics and International Relations
d. American Foreign Policies
e. Catholic Theory and International Relations
f. Introduction to Social, Political, and Economic Systems
· Instructor, University of Virginia, Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs
a. Theories of International Relations, summer 2001
b. Ideas and International Relations, fall 2000
· Advisor for Pi Sigma Alpha, the undergraduate political science honors association, fall 2004-present
· Number of undergraduate advisees: roughly 20 per semester
· In April of 2006, I received a Wimmer Family Foundation Award to develop a new class that examines the role of religion in international relations.
· In April of 2006, I was notified that I was one of the finalists (among seven others) for Duquesne’s university-wide teacher of the year competition, sponsored by Duquesne’s Chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, The National Leadership Honor Society.
· Reviewer for International Security, 2002-
· Reviewer for American Political Science Review, 2007-
· Reviewer for Foreign Policy Analysis, 2007-
· Reviewer for World Politics, 2008-
· Reviewer for International Studies Quarterly, 2008-
· Reviewer for International Studies Association Compendium Project, 2008.
· Chair of Search Committee, Political Science Department, fall 2007
· Faith & Politics Organization Committee, spring-fall 2007
· Lead person for designing, implementing, and evaluating the Political Science Department’s assessment of student learning, 2005 – present.
· Student Standing and Grievance Committee, Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy, fall 2004-present
· Admissions Committee, Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy, fall 2005-present
· Search Committee, Political Science Department, fall 2004
· Faculty Advisor for the Duquesne Model United Nations Council, fall 2007.
· Reviewer of all the applicants for Duquesne’s Presidential Scholarship, spring 2005
· Judge for Duquesne’s sponsorship of the model United Nations, spring 2006, 2007
· Discussant for Duquesne’s 2006 Faith & Politics Symposium