Work Experience

My first academic appointment after graduating from the doctoral program in public administration at Florida Atlantic University was Idaho State University. This was a wonderful experience in which I met many great colleagues, students, staff and community members. I returned back to the East Coast in 2016 to pursue other academic positions. During my academic career, I have published in several peer-reviewed academic journals and I taught courses on public budgeting / finance, state and local government, research methods, public policy, public administration, intergovernmental relations, organizational behavior and program design and evaluation to name a few. I have taught undergraduate and graduate students in person and online. I have also served as a MPA director twice, internship director, PAA advisor and on the advisory council of a couple nonprofit organizations. I also regularly attend the Western Social Science Association conference. In my spare time, I also teach ESL. 



I love the outdoors. I love hiking, biking and kayaking. I love hanging out with my family and going to new places with them. I love visiting the national parks. Some of my favorite parks, so far, are Zion National Park and Yellowstone National Park. I also enjoy reading especially books on politics, public policy and public administration. I also enjoy public economics and psychology. Right now, I am reading, "Shari'a, InshAllah" by Mark Fathi Massoud.



Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 2013 (PhD, Public Administration)



University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE    2009 (MPA, Public Management)


Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA    2004 (BA, International Politics)

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 2005 (Certificate, Teaching English as a Foreign Language)


Most Recent Classes Taught

State & Local Government

Research Methods

American Urban Politics

Intergovernmental Relations

Qualitative Analysis