Welcome. I am an Associate Professor in the Political Science department at the University of Kentucky. I also serve as the Director of Graduate Studies and the Director of the Peace Studies program at UK . My research currently focuses on domestic conflict/instability, coups d'état, regime types and democratization, and international education policy. You can find a list of my published and working papers at the link on the right.
My most recent work has been focused on coups d'état, civil war onset, and civil war duration. My book, How International Relations Affect Civil Conflict: Cheap Signals, Costly Consequences, was published by Lexington Books in 2009. Other published work can be found in The Journal of Politics, The British Journal of Political Science, Social Science Quarterly, International Studies Quarterly, The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Comparative Political Studies, The Journal of Peace Research, Foreign Policy Analysis, and Conflict Management and Peace Science.
My teaching interests are diverse. At the graduate level, I have taught our introductory statistics course, our introductory IR seminar, and a seminar on Civil Conflict. At the undergraduate level, I have taught our introductory IR course, Contemporary Global Conflicts, Civil Conflict, and Introduction to Peace Studies.
1625 Patterson Office Tower
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0027