I am a doctoral candidate in Security Studies at Kansas State University. I served
24 years as an infantryman in the United States Army including combat deployments to Iraq
that required tactical level one-on-one diplomatic engagement, at times with strategic
level implications. Service in Iraq when efforts at nation building and reconciliation
were in high gear allowed me to witness firsthand the importance of engaging the enemy in
dialogue for effective conflict resolution. 

After retirement in 2011, I began studies at Kansas State University, where my research
interests are informed by my military service and the diverse research interests of the
Security Studies faculty. Primary interests include diplomacy, human rights, and conflict
resolution. Dissertation research has just begun, and is focused on the role of religion
in shaping the future of United States foreign policy in an increasingly Islamic
post-Arab Spring Middle East. 



Force Multipliers: Conditional Effectiveness of Military and INGO Human Security Interventions (with Sam Bell, Amanda Murdie, and Patricia Blocksome), Journal of Human Rights (2014)


The Syrian Crisis of 1957 : A Lesson for the 21st Century, CPD Perspectives on Public Diplomacy (2013)



Evaluating Operational Maneuver in a Computer Aided Exercise, Master's Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School (1996)

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