Welcome!

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Department of Statistics (joint appointment) at Iowa State University.  I earned my PhD in Political Science from the University of Iowa in 2013.  My research areas are international relations and political methodology.  I have published on such topics as human rights, international trade, autocratic regimes, and network analysis. My articles have appeared in Journal of Peace Research, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Foreign Policy Analysis, and Political Science Research and Methods.  

Please visit my research page to download recent publications and working papers. My teaching page provides additional information about the courses I have instructed and some tools I have developed for my classrooms. Additionally, you can download my CV here or at the above link.