About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Pre-Law Advisor at University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, TX.  My research and teaching subfields of interest are Public Law (Law & Courts) and American Politics.

Prior to coming to UIW, I served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, attaining the rank of Sergeant and completing two tours of Iraq (Ramadi, 2005-2006 and Tallil, 2009).

Between deployments, I completed the BA in Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, minoring in History (2011).  I completed the MA and PhD in Political Science (American Politics, Law & Courts) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs of Syracuse University (2013, 2017).

For contact information, please visit the webpage of the Department of Political Science at the University of the Incarnate Word.


Spring 2020 Office Hours


Monday/Wednesday – 11:45 to 1:00 p.m. (GOVT 4316)

Tuesday/Thursday – 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. (CRJU/GOVT 2392)

Thursday – 5:45 to 7:00 p.m. (GOVT 2325)

Fridays – By appointment

I will be working on research projects and traveling during the 2020 summer term.  I will not have scheduled office hours during this period but will be available again on a regular basis beginning August 24, 2020.



Texas Undergraduate Moot Court Association (TUMCA)

Southwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors (SWAPLA)

Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA)

Political Science: University of the Incarnate Word (UIW)