Radford University

August 2021-Present

Chair and Professor, Department of Political Science

Management Activities

  • Lead and evaluate six faculty members and one administrative assistant in operations of the Department.

    • Charge and staff four governance committees within the department

    • Support departmental needs through advocacy efforts within the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences and the University

  • Supervise and assess more than thirty courses across five degree programs

    • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

    • Bachelor of Science in Political Science

    • Minor in Political Science

    • Minor in Leadership Studies

    • Minor in International Studies

  • Advance mission of the department as aligned with College of Humanities and Behavioral Science and University strategic goals

    • Lead efforts to recruit and retain students to graduation

    • Develop and initiate new programs to maintain market relevance

    • Support scholarly professional development among faculty

    • Develop scholarly development systems to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to participate in scholarly activities


  • Grew majors and enrollments in Political Science by ten percent

  • Comprehensive revision of recruitment and retention strategies

  • Updated program and general education assessment models

Leadership Activities

  • Serve on College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences and Division of Academic Affairs leadership teams

  • Mentor students and faculty