I am currently an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Kansas State University. In the 2013–2014 academic year I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alabama. I received my PhD from the Department of Political Science at Binghamton University in 2013.
I grew up in upstate New York. In 2006 I graduated from SUNY Potsdam. After taking a year off from school and applying to graduate programs, I left for Binghamton University in the summer of 2007 and began my coursework that fall. I currently live in Manhattan, Kansas with my wife, Jessica. She is currently working as a social worker in the field of behavioral health. We were married in June of 2013. We also live with our two cats, Mario and Sirius. You can see the boys to the right.
Beyond the time I spend working—which seems to be a lot—I enjoy spending time with friends and colleagues. We also try to spend as much time as possible outdoors when the weather permits.