About Me


  • University of Missouri, Ph.D. in Political Science, International Relations (December 2012)
  • Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (at Washington University 2007)
  • Eastern Illinois University, M.A., International Relations (2003)
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, B.S., Political Science (2001)

Teaching Positions:

  • Assistant Professor for Truman State University, Department of Political Science (Appointed in Fall 2009)
  • Graduate Instructor for University of Missouri, Department of Political Science         (Fall 2007 to Winter 2009)


  • William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award (2014-15) Truman State University
  • Nominated for Educator of the Year (2011) Truman State University
  • Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models, Cost of living stipend. Washington University, 2007.

Group Advising:

  • Faculty Advisor of Truman Club Baseball (Fall 2015 – Present)
  • Faculty Advisor of Phi Lambda Phi (Fall 2014 –Present)
  • Faculty Advisor of Pi Sigma Alpha (Fall 2013- Present)
  • Faculty Advisor of Political Science Student Association (Fall 2011 – Present)
  • Faculty Advisor of Phi Sigma Pi (February 2011- Present