Educational BackgroundPh.D., Politics, The Catholic University of America, 2004
Professional BackgroundInterim Dean, School of Education and Social Sciences, Robert Morris University, 2018-19Co-Director, University Honors Program, Robert Morris University, 2008-2018Fulbright Researcher, Katholische Universitaet, Eichstaett, Germany, 2010
Area of Expertise/ResearchModern Political TheoryAmerican Politics
PublicationsCo-Authored with Tony Kerzmann, “Raised Awareness of Fracking in Pennsylvania,” Commonwealth: A Journal of Pennsylvania Politics and Policy Vol 19, No 1 (2017), 33-47. Translation of "Das bessere Leben: Zur ökonomischen Dimension moralischer Verantwortung" by Walter Schweidler, “A Better Life: On the Economic Dimension of Moral Responsibility,” Journal of Markets & Morality, Vol. 15, Issue 1 (Spring 2012), 103-115.“Valori o responsabilità nella politica e nella società” in L'amore principio di vita sociale. Edited by Juan José Pérez-Soba and Marija Magdic. Rome: Edizioni Cantagalli, 2011. 271-290. Prophetic Politics, Athens: Ohio University Press, 2009.
Presentations2017 - "Towards a Fair Interpretation of the Honors Thesis across Disciplines," Annual Conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Atlanta. 2017 - "The Concept of `Value' in Political Rhetoric," Midwest Political Science Association Annual 2017 Annual Conference, Chicago. 2017 - "Co-Teaching in the Classroom," 78th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Robert Morris University.
2015 - "Werte oder Solidaritat in der gemeinwohlorientierten Bildung," Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlesruhe, Germany.2013 - "Lotze on Values and Validity," A Century of Anglophone Phenomenology: Winthrop Bell and his Milieu, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.2012 - "Values or the Common Good," 8th Annual Graduate Conference in Political Science, International Relations, & Public Policy, The Hebrew University, Mount Scopus Campus, Jerusalem.2012 - "The Core of Personhood: Vulnerability, Responsibility, Individuality," Encountering Vulnerability: Courage, Hope, and Trust in the 21st Century, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. 2012 - "The Co-Leadership Model," panel presentation at the National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference, Boston.2011 - "Building an Honors Culture: The First-Year Experience at Alfred University and Robert Morris University," Annual Conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Phoenix, Arizona.2011 - "Intersections: Hosting a Multi-University, Hybrid Undergraduate Research Conference Using Video-Conferencing Technology," Annual Conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Phoenix, Arizona. 2010 - "Levinas on Philosophy as Prophetic Politics," Readings of Difficult Freedom, Toulouse, France.