I am an assistant professor of international studies at SUNY Brockport. I completed my MA & PhD in political science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. My research interests include alliance politics, deterrence, and strategic studies. I teach a range of classes including international relations, national security, American foreign policy, politics and violence, and the politics of East Asia. My research has been published by the Naval War College Review, Strategic Studies Quarterly, Third World Quarterly, and Asia Policy, and my commentary has appeared in The National Interest, The Diplomat, Real Clear Defense, and the Korean Institute for Maritime Strategy’s Periscope. I have presented papers and delivered talks on maritime strategy at the ROK Navy’s International Seapower Symposium and Shipboard Symposium. Previously, I was an adjunct instructor at American University‚Äôs School of International Service, a Sasakawa Peace Foundation fellow with Pacific Forum, and a junior scholar with the Carnegie International Policy Scholars Consortium.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outside fishing, hunting, trail running, hiking, camping, bbq, and homesteading. I also practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and boxing, and am the proud owner of Alruna, an unruly Chesapeake Bay Retriever and aspiring waterfowler.

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