1999 - B.A. from Indiana University - Double majored in History and Political Science.
2001 - Earned an A.M. from Washington University, St. Louis
2006 - Earned Ph. D. from Washington University, St. Louis
- The American Presidency
- U.S. Congress
- Supreme Court
- Civil Liberties
- Constitutional Law
- Judicial Process
- Politics and Film
- American Government and Politics
- American Foreign Policy
- Introduction to Security Studies
- National Security Law
- National Security Agencies
ResearchMy research focuses on the presidency, the Supreme Court and security policy. I recently published the President Harry S. Truman for the Chronology of the U.S. President and a separate piece on the limits of unilateral presidential power. I am the author or co-author of four peer reviewed articles, several articles in professional newsletters, three book chapters and many encyclopedia entries. I published several articles and encyclopedia entries which were coauthored with students.
When I moved here to Fulton, it was the third time I had moved to Missouri. I went to college in Missouri, although I didn’t graduate from college here. I moved back to attend graduate school, and then again to teach at Westminster. Somehow, I feel like I am meant to stay. I have the good fortune of being married to a woman from Fulton, and teaching at Westminster has long been my professional goal.