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.


Fall 2018 Office Hours


Wednesdays – GOVT/CRJU 2392: Introduction to the U.S. Legal System (1:30-2:30 p.m.)

Thursdays – GOVT 3375: Moot Court (3:00-5:00 p.m.)

Fridays – GOVT 3375: Moot Court Practice Sessions (3:00-5:00 p.m.); Pre-Law Advising and Additional Office Hours (by appointment)


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)