Associate Professor (with tenure)Virginia Military Institute, August 2014 – present

Faculty Leader, VMI Study Abroad in China, Summer 2010 – present


Director, VMI ePortfolio Project, August 2012 – July 2014

2013 SCHEV Innovation in Higher Education

Assistant Professor, Virginia Military Institute, August 2008 – July 2014

2014 Jackson-Hope Prize for Excellence in Published Scholarly Work

2012 Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award

2012 Walter S. Hinman, Jr.’26 Research Award

Research Assistant, Hawkeye Poll, Social Science Research Center, University of Iowa, July 2006 – July 2008


Worked for Dr. David Redlawsk, conducting polls of Iowa voters and caucus-goers in April, July, and October of 2007 and January of 2008.  Conducted nationwide polls of voter preference and attitudes in advance of Super Tuesday primaries in February 2008. Programmed surveys using WinCATI and provided technical support.  Managed data and contributed to news releases used by national media outlets (New York Times, CNN, etc.)

Research Assistant, Department of Political Science, University of Iowa, Summer 2007


Worked for Dr. Gerhard Loewenberg on a project to evaluate legislative and regime support in Eastern Europe since 1991.  Collaborated with Dr. William Mishler on a conference presentation and published article.

Adjunct Professor, Coe College, August 2007 – May 2008

Adjunct Professor, Mt. Mercy College, August 2007 – May 2008

Adjunct Professor, Cornell College, April 2007 – June 2007

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