I am a Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at Dominican University. My primary fields of research and teaching are international relations and comparative politics. My particular emphasis is on foreign policy analysis, international security studies, and more recently European politics.
My current research projects examine congressional foreign policymaking in the United States as well as the impact of the rise of far-right parties in European politics. Some of my previous work has been on issues of nuclear proliferation, arms control, and the politics of Senate treaty ratification.
I received my Ph.D. in political science from Northern Illinois University in May 2013. Prior to that, I did my MA in International Affairs at American University's School of International Service in Washington DC while briefly working for the United States Department of State. My BA is from Illinois Wesleyan University. I currently live in Oak Park, Illinois. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org