(Note: In the spring of 2018  I will be in residence at the University of Amsterdam)

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Co-Director of the Program in Research Methods at Texas A&M University.  My research and teaching focuses on quantitative methods and conflict processes. Specific interests include civil conflict, democratization, interdependence, spatial statistics, discrete-choice models, simultaneous-equation models, measurement error, panel data, and the analysis of rare events.  My research has appeared in Political Analysis, Political Science Research and Methods, and Journal of Peace Research. 

Before joining the faculty at Texas A&M, I received my PhD in political science at the University of Pittsburgh. My thesis "Rare Events in International Relations: Modeling Heterogeneity and Interdependence with Sparse Data," was awarded the John T. Williams Dissertation Prize for the best proposal in political methodology.  

Here is a copy of my CV which contains additional information on honors received, professional service, technical skills, and academic memberships and associations.