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Associate Professor and Director of Security Studies

Department of Political Science

East Carolina University


Visiting Assistant Professor for Security Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso, 2009-2013.

This position required me to teach five courses per year in intelligence and security studies with an optional summer course. I also supervised numerous capstone projects.

Senior Research Assistant (December 2008 to April 2009) at the University of Southampton, UK.

I was working on a research project on interdisciplinarity in the Social Sciences led by Professor Graham Crow. My job was to compile a comprehensive literature list on interdisciplinarity in the social sciences, write a literature review, and write two papers on interdisciplinarity, which have been published online on the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) website.

Research Assistant (April 2007 to December 2007) at Salford University, UK.

I was assisting with the research project Combating eDiscrimination in the NW led by David Kreps. My job was to help with administrative aspects of the project, compile literature, develop content for the project website, conduct and transcribe research interviews, and help with a focus group.

Graduate Research Assistant (September 2003 to September 2006) at Salford University, UK.

This sponsorship scheme for my PhD in Security Studies at Salford University required me to teach about six hours per week (term time) in the subject areas of international history, military history, and intelligence studies. Details can be found on the page Teaching/Courses.


University of Salford, UK, European Studies Research Institute

Doctor of Philosophy, November 2006.

Thesis: Military Privatization and the Revolution in Military Affairs.

University of Salford, UK, School of Politics and Contemporary History

Master of Arts in Intelligence and International Relations, July 2004.

Modules Taken: International History and Intelligence, US Intelligence, Middle Eastern Security, Terrorism: Threat and Response.

Dissertation: Private Military Companies: Looking for a Positive Role in the Post Cold War Security Environment.

University of Munich, English Language Department (Institut für Anglistik)

Postgraduate Certificate in English-speaking Countries in Conjunction with General & Business English

Modules Taken: History, Politics, and Culture of Africa, the Asia-Pacific Region, the Caribbean, Business English

University of Munich, Germany, Geschwister-Scholl Institut für Politische Wissenschaft

Magister Artium in Political Science, Sociology, and Philosophy, July 2001.

Seminars Taken: Political Systems, Political Theory, International Relations, Introduction to Sociology, Sociological Systems Theory, Introduction to Philosophy, Theory of the Cinema, the Political Philosophy of Hegel, Plato’s Politeia, Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morals, Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations, Rational Choice and Game Theory, Economic Globalization.

Dissertation: The Concept of the Political in the Political Theories of Carl Schmitt and Niklas Luhmann, Result: Very Good (1.40).

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