BA, Sewanee: The University of the South; Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Research Areas: International Relations, Security Studies, Political Psychology, Insurgency, Terrorism, Intelligence

My main research interests are focused on decision-making about war and conflict, intelligence, and insurgency.

My work on decision-making has focused on the role of emotion in leaders’ wartime decisions about strategy, the use of WMDs, and war termination.

My work on insurgency and intelligence is currently informed, to a large degree, by archival materials related to participants in the World War II-era French resistance.

I also have interests in public opinion research and just war theory.

I have published articles in International Organization, Political Psychology, International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Foreign Policy Analysis, and other journals.

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