- PhD, University of Chicago, Political Science, 2008
- MA, University of Chicago, Committee on International Relations, 2000
- BA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, East Asian Languages and Cultures/French, 1999
- International relations theory
- Just War
- Ethics of Security, Cybersecurity, and Information Warfare
- Religion and International Conflict
- International Humanitarian Law
- Research Fellow, Stockdale Center for Ethics and Leadership, United States Naval Academy 2010-2011
- Visiting Assistant Professor, DePaul University, 2008-2010
- Lecturer, Saint Xavier University, 2006-2008
Realist Ethics: Just War Traditions as Power Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2018)
"The Fog of War: Violence, Coercion and Jus ad vim," co-authored with Danielle Lupton, in Jai Galliott, ed., Force Short of War in Modern Conflict: Jus Ad Vim (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2019).
"Just Revolution: Protestant Precedents for Resistance and Rebellion," co-authored with Glenn A. Moots, in Glenn A. Moots and Phillip Hamilton, eds., Justifying Revolution: Law, Virtue, and Violence in the American War of Independence (University of Oklahoma Press, 2018), 35-63.
"Just War: an ethic of restraint or the defense of order?" in Allan Eickelmann, Eric Nelson and Tom Lansford, eds., Justice and Violence: Political Violence, Pacifism and Cultural Transformation (Ashgate Press, 2005), 3-20.
"Outsourcing War: The Just War Tradition in the Age of Military Privatization by Amy E. Eckert. Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press, 2015. (Review)," Political Science Quarterly, 132(2), 2017, 272-275.
"Re-Thinking Legitimate Authority: Incorporating Non-State Actors into the Just War Framework,” Review of Ethics, Authority and War: Non-State Actors and the Just War Tradition, Eric A. Heinze and Brent J. Steele, eds., (New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2009), International Studies Review, 16(1), 2014, 158-160.