Robert Morris University
Educational BackgroundPh.D., Political Science, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2012Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, St John Fisher College, 2002Master of Arts, Political Science, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2006
Professional BackgroundRecipient of the RMU Student Government Association Distinguished Teaching Award (2015-2016)Member of the Northeastern Political Science Association
Member of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association
Area of Expertise/ResearchMy expertise and research interests are in the American Presidency, Political Philosophy, Voting Theories and Elections, Democratic Constitutional Theory, and Republican party politics.
PublicationsAmerican Presidential Power and the War On Terror: Does the Constitution Matter? (Palgrave MacMillan 2015)American Democracy: Founders, Enlightened Philosophers and Presidents (Lexington Books 2015)The Classics and the Founders: Analyzing the Theory of Democracy from Ancient Greece to America's Founding (Cambridge MA: Cognella Academic Press) December 2014The Cavalier Presidency: Executive Power and Prerogative in Times of Crisis (Lexington Books) 2014"President-Elect Trump: The New Whig President", Values and Vision Institute of Grove City College (December 2016)"Shift in Polling Favors Trump", in Beaver County Times, September 30, 2016"Trump will win the nomination because of Tea Party help", in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (February 23, 2016)"Reformation in the U.S. House", in Pittsburgh Tribune ( October 2015) "Speaker Boehner's Fall is All About the Tea Party", in Pittsburgh Post Gazette (September 2015)
Presentations2015 - Presidential Power Conference - Dordt College (Iowa) "Bush and the War On Terror: Strength and Consensus"2015 - Northeastern Political Science Conference (Philadelphia PA)
The Theory of Executive Emergency Power: Competing Thoughts on the Use and Justifications for Use of Extraordinary Power in Liberal Democracies2014 - Northeastern Political Science Conference (Boston MA, November 2014)
The Power of Crisis: The Hyper Unitary Presidency of GW Bush
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