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Ph.D., Boston University; M.A., Northeastern University; B.A., Suffolk University
I like to think of myself primarily as a teacher, because "he who teaches learns and he who learns teaches." I teach all of the comparative politics courses as well as courses in political theory and the introductory courses in international relations. I am also the advisor to the Emmanuel College Model United Nations club.
I teach courses in Comparative Politics, International Relations and Political Theory in the Department of Political Science. I have developed a number of courses in the subfields of International Relations, Comparative Politics and Political Theory, among them Street Democracy, European Politics, International Law and Organizations, and a Travel Course: In the Steps of Thucydides. I have also taught in the RISE program at Emmanuel every summer term since 2007. I have served as the Co-Coordinator of the Global Studies and International Affairs program since 2009 and as Academic Advisor to the Emmanuel College Model United Nations Club since 2004. I sit on a number of faculty committees, to include Academic Affairs, Curriculum, Scholarship & Fellowship and more recently have been elected by my peers to be President of the Faculty Senate, a committee on which I have served since 2007 as a member. In the summer of 2010 I applied for and was accepted to be Coordinator of the new ecEdge program, aimed at increasing retention and academic success for first generation college students.
Advising + Mentoring
My work has concentrated on issues of security and democratization as well as international law and the role of international institutions in the domestic arena. I am particularly interested in Southeastern Europe and Latin America.