I am an Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of Criminology and Political Science at Texas A&M University – San Antonio. From 2013 to 2023 I was an Assistant and then Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of Sociology, Political Science, and Geography at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, TX. I received my PhD in Political Science with a concentration in Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2012. My research and teaching interests are in Human Rights, Migration, International Law and Organization, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Environmental Politics. For more on my research and teaching interests check out my cv, teaching, and research sections on this site.