I received my Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina and I joined Robert Morris University in the Fall of 2022.

The courses I have taught are Introduction to International Relations, Comparative Politics, European Studies, The Conduct and Formulation of U.S. Foreign Policy, Soft Power in International Relations, American Government and Cyber Diplomacy.  

As an International Relations scholar, I have been researching soft power, more specifically the various soft power instruments including sports, culture and education. I created a new soft power measurement method and a new dataset to evaluate all countries’ soft power use.  

In 2018, I received an APSA travel grant and I was nominated for IPSA’s Francesco Kjellberg Award for Outstanding Papers Presented by a New Scholar for my conceptual and operation approach of measuring soft power.