Hello, and welcome! I am an Assistant Professor with the Center of Strategic Deterrence Studies at the Air War College. Previously, I was a postdoctoral research fellow at The University of Chicago and the Nuclear Proliferation Fellow for the Chicago Project on Security and Threats. I recently received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of South Carolina.  

My research and teaching interests are in international security. I am broadly interested in how institutions affect the foreign policies of leaders and more specifically in how they affect a leader's propensity for nuclear proliferation. I explore the conditions under which leaders may choose to reverse their weapons programs. To this end, I actively collaborate on projects that explore how domestic institutions affect international interactions.

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