I am currently the Research Director for the Project on Violent Conflict (PVC) at the University at Albany, SUNY. In this capacity I perform research related to the work of PVC and manage up to 15 undergraduates who code information for research purposes. More information about PVC projects can be found here: http://www.albany.edu/pvc/
I graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in 2002. I received my B.A. in Philosophy (with honors) and Political Science from Rutgers University in 2005. In 2013 I received my Ph.D. from the University at Albany, SUNY, where I wrote my dissertation on how soldiers make ethical decisions in counter-insurgency operations. I specialize in the areas of Political Theory and Comparative Politics.
Research and Publications:
I am particularly interested in the topics of contemporary political theory, applied ethics, political violence, and the political implications of new technologies. I have published on a wide variety of topics, including applied ethics, new military technologies, philosophy of law, political/moral themes in video games, and philosophy of religion. For a full list of my publications, please view my CV.
I am currently working on a book about the rights of civilians in Just War Theory.
French: advanced reading and advanced speaking ability.
German: advanced reading and intermediate speaking ability.
Russian: advanced reading and intermediate speaking ability.
Spanish: intermediate reading and speaking ability.
Italian: basic reading and speaking ability.
I am always interested in hearing from people who have read my work or who share similar interest areas. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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Albany, NY 12203