|Present||Associate Professor of International Studies, Cedarville University ‐ Department of History and Government|
Honors and Awards
- Dissertation Grant, Kent State University
- Walter White Fund for Master's Thesis Research, University of Windsor
- Faculty Teaching Effectiveness Award, Cedarville University - 2016
- History and Politics of Russia and Eastern Europe
- History and Politics of Western Europe
- Global Issues
- Data Analysis and Research Methods
- International Relations
- Comparative Politics
Department of History and Government
Talking with Nationalists and Patriots: An Examination of Ethnic and Civic Approaches to Nationalism and their Outcomes in Quebec and Flanders Faculty Dissertations (2012)
Separatist/nationalist political parties exist in many states in the developed world, yet there has not been a successful case of secession since 1921 when the Irish Free State effectively seceded from the United Kingdom. One ...
Local Presentations (1)
Secessionism and the European Union: The Future of Flanders, Scotland, and Catalonia Faculty Books (2015)
This study examines three different cases - Flanders in Belgium, Scotland in the UK, and Catalonia in Spain - to investigate how secessionist political parties are approaching the issues of independence. All of these cases ...
Journal Articles (9)
Civic Integration or Ethnic Segregation? Models of Ethnic and Civic Nationalism in Club Football Soccer & Society (2016)
This essay evaluates the ways that soccer has been used by various actors in the promotion of both ethnic and civic forms of nationalism throughout the world. By focusing on domestic soccer, this paper further ...
Sovereignty Issues in the Caucasus: Contested Ethnic and National Identities in Chechnya, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia Sprawy Narodowościowe (Issues of Nationality) (2016)
The issue of sovereignty has been at the forefront of regional politics in the Caucasus since the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. In particular, the Russian government has approached various—seemingly similar cases—in very different ...
Caribbean Teams in North American Professional Soccer: Time for a New Direction? Recreation and Society in Africa, Asia and Latin America (2014)
This paper examines the interrelated issues of time and money in club and international football. Specifically, the focus is on small Caribbean countries and territories that are rich in talent, but poor in opportunities. In ...
Playing for Identity and Independence: The Issue of Palestinian Statehood and the Role of FIFA Soccer & Society (2012)
While the United Nations has 193 members, FIFA has 208 members. One reason for the disparity in these figures is that FIFA allows some regions with special political circumstances, such as Palestine, to play alongside ...
Prospect Theory and the Framing of the Good Friday Agreement Conflict Resolution Quarterly (2010)
We examine how supporters of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement tried to persuade their constituents to vote for ratifying the agreement. We argue that a “sales” message based on tenets of prospect theory—framing the preferred ...
Peaceful and Mutual Parliamentary Dissolution: Dissolved Unions in Sweden-Norway (1905) and Czechoslovakia (1993) and Their Lessons for Europe Sprawy Narodowościowe (Issues of Nationality) (2009)
Multiethnic states in Europe are, in many ways, struggling to govern themselves. Belgium, for example, has had trouble forming a government based, in large measure, on rising electoral support for Flemish parties and Walloon politicians ...
Traversing Borders: Supranationalism, Public Policy and the Framing of Undocumented Immigration in the United States and the United Kingdom CEU Political Science Journal: The Graduate Student Review (2007)
This paper examines the issue of how undocumented immigration is framed by comparing case studies of the United Kingdom and the United States. The role of the media and social construction are integral to this ...