I am an Assistant Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from George Washington University in August 2014. I have been a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the Project on Managing the Atom and International Security Program within the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. I was also a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard (2013 – 2014) and a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Security Studies Program (2012 – 2013). I am currently a fellow with the Bridging the Gap Project and co-chair of the New Era Conference on Foreign Policy. My CV can be found using the CV tab on this page.

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 in 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 libraries foundations.

Born and raised outside Philadelphia (E-A-G-L-E-S!), I love fiction, tennis, and running, and enjoy both cooking and baking.