I am Assistant Professor of Political Science at Colorado State University–Pueblo, and Director of the university’s Center for the Study of Homeland Security.

My studies emphasize international relations, there entailing a broad spectrum within: conflict processes; insurgency; and conflict mitigation.   Specifically, my research agenda investigates questions in the following areas:

  • Warfighting behavior and inter-state war dynamics.
  • Interactions between third parties and warring belligerents.
  • Battlefield dynamics and the strategic use of force during war.

In addition to the aforementioned research, I also have an active interest in teaching in the realms of international relations, foreign policy, and peace studies.   Please see my teaching page for more detailed information on topics I have taught and would like to teach.

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