1998 - Ph.D., Boston College
1991 - M.A., University of New Hampshire
1984 - B.A., Oberlin College
I am an associate professor of politics at Saint Anselm College. I instruct courses in the Politics, Humanities, and Philosophy departments. From 2005 to 2008, I served as the academic advisor to the NHIOP. Since 2008, I have served as program director of the Civic Leadership Academy at the NHIOP. From 2005 to 2010, I co-chaired Saint Anselm's programs for Learning Liberty and Education in Liberty and the Liberal Arts.
Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, I worked as a legal researcher and an actor, and mushed dogs recreationally. I taught political theory and international relations for four years at the University of New Hampshire, and I am a recipient of the Boston College Excellence in Teaching Award.
Research and Literature
My research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Earhart Foundation and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.
I have authored The Great Art of Government: Locke's Use of Consent, as well as works on politics and popular culture, the writings of Henry Kissinger, and the philosophic influences on Barack Obama. My current research explores the relation between philosophy and classical liberal politics.
I am a former member of the Actors' Equity Association, and remain active on stages around New Hampshire.