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Undergrad Institution and Major:
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL – B.S.
Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA – Certified Basic Spanish Linguist
Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA – A.A. Graphic Design
Graduate Institutions and Major:
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA – M.A. National Security Affairs
Primary Ph.D. research interests are organizational capacity and interagency cooperation in Reconstruction and Stabilization (R&S) operations. Specifically, I’m investigating the effectiveness of both the current and historic U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security initiatives that influenced public R&S 'integrator' organizations. Employing both linear and non-linear research methods, specifically system dynamics and agent-based modeling, I hope to contribute to conversations on whether the U.S. “Whole-of Government” interagency approach to R&S operations has had a positive, negative, or neutral impact on Black Sea regional stability and democratic transition.
, Project Associate, Ukraine Parliamentary Development Project (PDP II) at the John Glenn School.
, John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, course: “Rebuilding Failed and Weak States”
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
— Facilities lifecycle simulation modeling.
2010 Chalmers P. Wylie Scholarship for Public Service
2010 Mershon Center for International Security Research Grant
Keep Your Eye On Ukraine » Click here to download a copy of the paper
Oceanic Sovereignty and the Law of the Sea: Fishery-Based Conflicts
. Published January 1998.
Case study: The Declarations of Independence: Moldova-Pridnestrovie Sovereignty Conflict.
Iterative Storytelling in Public Policy
Co-author, Simulating Maintenance in Deferred Maintenance (forthcoming)
Keep Your Eyes On Ukraine
. Policy point-paper submitted to the Office of United States Senator Richard G. Lugar. September 2008.
“Operation Common Mother”. U.S.-Canada Military Intelligence Interoperability Initiative presented at the 2002 Asia-Pacific Military Forum. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
“International Engagement and Research at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs”, The Ohio State University, November 2010
Improving International Tourism in Ukraine
, paper and system dynamics model
Research Institute/Industry Affiliation:
Founder and President of Paradox Dynamics, a private consulting company focused on developing and implementing non-linear models for systemic public policy analysis, conflict resolution, and international studies. Paradox Dynamics is currently launching “Black Sea Modeling and Simulation”, a quarterly professional newsletter focused on scholarly research and modeling of Black Sea regional issues.
System Dynamics Society
International City/County Management Association
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary