I am an Assistant Professor at Westminster College.

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 Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (which at the time was known as the Monterey Institute of International Studies). Prior to this, I studied Mandarin Chinese at the Defense Language Institute, trained at Goodfellow Air Force Base,  then worked as an Army intelligence analyst for the National Security Agency.