My research primarily focuses on how states learn to use conflict from their interactions with other states. Additionally, I am interested on how geography affects conflict and military expenditures.
I focus on the personal, domestic, and international experiences that act as instructive devices from which states/leaders learn how to interact with other states and leaders. This research covers state/leader behavior in arms races, alliances, rivalries, and Militarized Interstate Disputes.
Othere interests include research into alliances and secrecy.
Political Science, PhD, University of Alabama
Aug 2012 → Aug 2018
Award Date: Aug 4 2018
Political Science, MA, Duke University
2010 → 2011
Award Date: Dec 3 2011
International Politics and Military Affairs and English, BA, The Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina
2005 → 2009
Award Date: May 9 2009