I grew up in LaGrange, Georgia, where I graduated from Troup County High School.  After high school I attended and graduated from Georgia State University with a A.B. in political science (minor in philosophy).  I also earned my M.A. and Ph.D. at Georgia State in political science.

On a personal note, I am a huge sports fan.  I love the Atlanta Braves, Falcons, and Hawks (see the theme?).  I am also a big college football fan.  Now that GSU has a football program, I enjoy following and supporting the Panthers – despite the inevitable growing pains. 

I currently live in Wilmington, N.C., with my wife and two dogs.  We enjoy hiking and yoga, and I am an avid runner.  If you would like any more information from me about anything on this page or my CV please send me an email. 


Stella and Allie