I am an assistant professor of political science at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and a non-resident fellow with the Eurasia Group Foundation.
I study several topics related to international security, with a particular focus on nuclear strategy and operations. My book project builds upon archival and original interview data with political and military elites to explain variation in regional nuclear power command and control systems.
I was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, affiliated with the International Security Program and Project on Managing the Atom. I was also a predoctoral Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the MIT Security Studies Program and a Carnegie International Politics Scholars Consortium and Network (IPSCON) predoctoral fellow at John Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), affiliated with the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs.
My research has received support from the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Tobin Project, and the Charles Koch Foundation, among others.
I hold a Ph.D. and master's in political science from Syracuse University, as well as a master's in international affairs from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.