am an Associate Professor in the Department
of Political Science at Texas
Tech University. I received my Ph.D. from Michigan
State University in 2003 in International Relations
and Quantitative Methodology. I spent the 2003-2004 academic
year in Oslo at the International
Peace Research Institute in Oslo and began work at the
University of New Orleans in the
fall of 2004. I began work here at Texas Tech University
in the fall of 2007.
I would also encourage those interested in the study of
economic sanctions to check out the
Sanctions Unlimited webpage.
My research interests have mostly been
focused on the use of economic sanctions. I have current
projects on how changes in factor endowments affect the success
of sanctions, the effect of sanctions on FDI, and the public
health effects of sanctions and war.
I will be using this webpage to provide information to students,
but I will also post publications and replication datasets.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or
would like additional information.
113 Holden Hall Boston & Akron Streets
Lubbock, Texas 79409-1015