I am an Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics at Prairie View A&M University, a premier HBCU in Texas. Previously, I've held positions at Alma College, Miami University, and Texas A&M University - Commerce all great institutions. I received my doctorate at the University of North Texas in 2015.
As a committed peace scholar, my research and pedagogical interests focus on peace-building efforts following civil wars, particularly the long-term effects of former rebel reintegration and foreign intervention on post-conflict party systems and governance. Given recent foreign interference efforts, I have joined a team of scholars to analyze the strategic use of active measures and their effect on political violence, elections, and party behavior in established democratic systems.
I am also a professor committed to innovative teaching methods, especially the use of problem-based learning and the use of real-world data in the classroom. As a first generation college student, I am also committed to the development of curriculum that develop human capital, information literacy, and leadership skills that are important for life after college.