I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Central Florida. My research and teaching interests are in the fields of international relations and comparative politics. I am especially interested in dynamics of conflict and democratization, with a special emphasis on the role civil-military relations plays in these processes. My research has either been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Peace Research, Foreign Policy Analysis, and African Security Review. Links to my publications and other projects can be found on my research page.