Welcome to my website! I am an assistant professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Ursinus College. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Colorado Boulder.

I am also an instructor at the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research at the University of Michigan.

From 2014 to 2016, I was an assistant professor of political science at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany.

I study the impact of international organizations and processes on politics, focusing mainly on how disputes evolve in different international institutional environments. My research in progress examines the following questions:
  1. When can international organizations use their economic leverage to mitigate interstate disputes?
  2. How can international organizations contribute to preventing and settling civil wars?
  3. How do local and historical context condition voters' responses to partisan realignment and demographic changes in Western democracies?
My new book Incentivizing Peace: How International Organizations Can Help Prevent Civil Wars in Member Countries (with Jaroslav Tir) is forthcoming from Oxford University Press in Spring 2018!

My published work is available for download here and on Google Scholar. Replication data is located at my Dataverse. Further information on my research is also available at my ORCID ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-4586-7153.

On my teaching page, you can find class materials for the courses I am currently teaching or have taught, the ICSPR summer program workshop on Applied Bayesian Modeling, materials from computing workshops I have taught, and information on teaching awards and evaluations.

Some code for computing functions and examples is located on my GitHub site.