Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing


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  • Ph.D. (Political Science), The Ohio State University, 2011.
  • M.A. (Political Science), The Ohio State University, 2008.
  • B.A. (Government, English), Connecticut College, 2006.
Professional Experience:
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, Mount Vernon Nazarene University (2011 – present)
  • Graduate Teaching Associate, The Ohio State University (2009 – 2011)
Professional Organizations:
  • American Political Science Association
  • Midwest Political Science Association
Awards and Recognition:
  • MVNU Faculty Development Committee Grant (with Hank Spaulding), Summer 2015
  • Henry R. Spencer Award for Best Dissertation in Political Science, The Ohio State University (2010–2011)
  • Randall Ripley Graduate Research Grant, The Ohio State University’s Department of Political Science (2010)
  • Research Funding, Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (2010); for more information, see:
Published Works & Presentations: Favorite Subject-Related Links: Favorite Scripture Verse:

2 Corinthians 4: 16-18

16 Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. 17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now, rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. (NLT)

Past jobs and/or current hobbies unrelated to your profession:

Past jobs: I published two biographies of baseball players, as a teenager: Thurman Munson: A Baseball Biography (2001), and Harry Wright: The Father of Professional Base Ball (2003). My career plan was to become a sportswriter – that was, until I discovered an even better sport (politics).

Hobbies: Time with my wife, Trudy, and two sons, Hayes and Miles… Baseball (Cleveland Indians)… Visiting each U.S. President's official home/museum – 26 down, 16 to go (counting ones that currently exist).

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