I am an Assistant Professor at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.

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). I also studied Mandarin Chinese at the Defense Language Institute, trained as an intelligence analyst at Goodfellow Air Force Base, and worked at the National Security Agency (in Maryland and Colorado).