Current Teaching Links:
Recent Class Links:
- POLS 240: World Politics, Fall 2012
- POLS 581: Statistics for Social Research, Fall 2012
- POLS 341: Theories of International Conflict and Cooperation, Spring 2011
- POLS 541: Game Theory Seminar, Spring 2011
- UHP 302: PoliSciFi
- POLS 495: Junior Honors Seminar
- PS280: Introduction to Political Analysis, Fall 2008
- POLS 340: Negotiation and Bargaining, Spring 2007
- POLS 341: Theories of International Conflict and Cooperation, Spring 2006
- POLS 499: International Law and Game Theory (Independent Study), Fall 2005
- POLS 540: Proseminar in International Relations, Fall 2005
- POLS 580: Introduction to Empirical Research, Fall 2006
I am an Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico in the Department of Political Science. My major substantive field is international relations, although I consider myself something of a general theorist. I use the tools of positive political theory and empirical methodology to examine questions regarding conflict and cooperation in human behavior. My first exposure to these tools--especially rational choice--was at the University of Rochester where I earned a B.A. in Political Science. I did my graduate work (M.A. and Ph.D.) in the Political Science department at Michigan State University. My dissertation examined dispute initiation between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
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