My interests lie within international security and foreign-policy decision-making, with a focus on the role of the individual executive in foreign and security policy, as well as on nuclear proliferation, counter-proliferation, and military intervention. I have regional interests in the Middle East and East Asia. My dissertation investigated the use of preventive military force as a counter-proliferation strategy, drawing on archival research conducted at multiple U.S. Presidential Libraries. My book manuscript continues this exploration.
I have published or have work forthcoming in Security Studies, International Studies Quarterly, The Washington Quarterly, International Studies Perspectives, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and Survival. For more information on these and other research projects, please see my Research and Publications pages. My research has been funded by, among others, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the Stanton Foundation, and a variety of Presidential library foundations.
Born and raised outside Philadelphia (E-A-G-L-E-S!), I love fiction, tennis, and running, and enjoy both cooking and baking.