|January 2022 - Present||Associate Dean Academic Affairs, Sacred Heart University ‐ College of Arts and Sciences|
|December 2022 - Present||Chair, Sacred Heart University ‐ Department of Political Science and Global Affairs|
|August 2016 - Present||Professor of Political Science, Sacred Heart University ‐ Department of Government, College of Arts & Sciences|
|April 2019 - January 2022||Associate Provost, Sacred Heart University ‐ Academic Affairs, Office of the Provost|
|July 2017 - April 2019||Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning, Sacred Heart University ‐ Academic Affairs, Office of the Provost|
|July 2015 - June 2017||Director of University Assessment, Sacred Heart University|
|September 2009 - August 2016||Associate Professor of Political Science, Sacred Heart University ‐ Department of Government, College of Arts & Sciences|
|September 2002 - August 2009||Assistant Professor of Political Science, Sacred Heart University ‐ Department of Government, College of Arts & Sciences|
|2017 - Present||Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum|
|Davis Educational Foundation|
|Role: Grant writer|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2017 - 2020||Intersection Editorial Board member, Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE)|
Honors and Awards
- 2012/2013 SHU Teacher of the Year & Scholar of the Year
- 2004 SHU participant at Collegium: A Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life
- 2015 Faculty Excellence Award from University College
- 2016 Promotion to Professor
|1998 - 2002||Ph.D. Political Science, Loyola University Chicago|
|1996 - 1998||M.A. Political Science & Government, University of Georgia|
|1996||B.S. Political Science & Government, Eastern Michigan University|
Political Science & Global Affairs
Martire Center BUCM*W307
Science Fiction and Political Philosophy: From Bacon to Black Mirror Political Science & Global Affairs (2020)
Sometimes called the “literature of ideas,” science fiction is a natural medium for normative political philosophy. Science fiction’s focus on technology, space and time travel, non-human lifeforms, and parallel universes cannot help but invoke the ...
Sinclair Lewis and American Democracy Political Science & Global Affairs (2017)
America is a nation making itself up as it goes along--a story of discovery and invention unfolding in speeches and images, letters and poetry, unprecedented feats of scholarship and imagination. In these myriad, multiform, endlessly ...
Teaching Works (1)
Foundations of Political Thought Political Science & Global Affairs (2014)
This volume collects the essential thinkers on government and politics. Rather than merely presenting them chronologically, it organizes them around the perennial challenges of political life, including the purpose of government, the tension between freedom ...
Contributions to Books (8)
Religion, Rhetoric, and Running for Office: Public Reason on the US Campaign Trail Political Science & Global Affairs (2009)
It is common, almost expected, for candidates for office in the United States to affirm their religious identity and to employ broad religious themes in support of their political agendas. It is the rare candidate, ...
Who's the Boss? Springsteen on the Alienation and Salvation of Work and Labor Political Science & Global Affairs (2008)
Few artists have earned as much of a reputation for championing the working class as Bruce Springsteen. His songs are replete with references to thankless jobs and grudging bosses that just plain screw up an ...
Peer-reviewed Articles (6)
When Democracies Fight: Tocqueville on the Democratic Peace Political Science & Global Affairs (2005)
Do democratic norms and political culture play a greater role than structural determinants in realizing a democratic peace? Alexis de Tocqueville, a hitherto unappreciated theorist of international politics, offered such a view 175 years ago. ...
Nietzsche and the Religion of the Future Political Science & Global Affairs (2004)
This article examines the place of religion in Nietzsche’s writings and how it fits with the task of a “new philosopher.” Although Nietzsche opposes all otherworldly, monotheistic religions, it is incorrect to say that Nietzsche ...
Trade Journal Articles (1)
Book Reviews (15)
Review of Thirteen Cracks: Repairing American Democracy after Trump, Allan J. Lichtman Political Science & Global Affairs (2022)
Allan J. Lichtman, distinguished professor of history at American University, has made a substantial, and hopefully welcome, contribution to the discussion of how American democracy can be bolstered in the wake of the Donald Trump ...