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About Me

I am a PhD candidate (ABD) in Political Science at the University of Michigan. My research focuses on the causes, dynamics, and consequences of international conflict, alliances and security cooperation, civil conflict, battlefield effectiveness, civil-military relations, and military organizations. My methodological interests include quantitative statistical analysis, formal theory, social network analysis, and agent-based modeling.

I received my BS in Operations Research from the US Air Force Academy in 2006, and my MA in International Relations from Creighton University in 2013. From 2006 to 2014, I was an active duty officer in the US Air Force. My primary duty was as an electronic warfare officer and tactical coordinator on the RC-135 V/W Rivet Joint, a strategic and tactical reconnaissance aircraft.

My research has been published in International Organization, Social Networks, and Implementation Science.