I am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Law at Montclair State University in New Jersey, where I have taught since 2009. I use my training in political thought, security studies, and history to create challenging courses that cross the conventional subfield boundaries of politics. Much of my writing and teaching centers on identifying the cultural and moral preconditions for maintaining a free society against the myriad challenges facing liberal regimes. I use key texts of all sorts – treatises, essays, novels and films – to draw my students into conversations about how to learn from political philosophy and use it to understand the perennial challenges of politics.

I was educated at Moorpark College, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Georgetown University.

You can find a copy of my CV here.