I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisiana Monroe, where I teach public budgeting and finance, state and local government, American urban politics and intergovernmental relations.
I have published in Local Economy, Public Policy and Administration, Review of Religious Research, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, Public Budgeting & Finance and Administration & Society. My most recent publication is a book with Rowman & Littlefield on the policy diffusion of anti-Sharia laws in the United States (2021). I regularly present at the Western Social Science Association and Midwest Political Science Association conferences. I am also actively involved with the interfaith community and regularly serve on panels and with initiatives that strive for peace, tolerance, understanding and respect between communities.
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.
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
Public Personnel Management
American Urban Politics
Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis