I’m a professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. I received my Ph.D. in political science from Emory University (2008), with a stop at the University of Kentucky along the way, and my B.A. in political science from Transylvania University (2002). Before coming to UT, I spent three years as an assistant professor of political science at the University of Colorado (2008-2011).
My research interests include war and peace, military coalitions, international law and institutions, national leaders and international conflict, and game theory. For more information on published work and current projects, see the Publications and Research sections of this site, as well as my (fitfully updated) blog. Students can also access course information and some past syllabi in the Teaching section.
My game theory and international security textbook, The Politics of the First World War, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019.