Biographical Sketch

I am Associate Professor of Political Science at Westminster College, and currently Chair of the Department of Political Science and Sociology.  I have been at Westminster since August, 1996.  My teaching responsibilities in Political Science focus on the areas of Political Philosophy, Public Policy, and Constitutional Law.  My research interests are in the area of globalization.  I am interested both in the role of politics and law in shaping the process of globalization, and in the impact of globalization on American political life.  I am also a Center Associate in the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.  (Below, you will see a picture of me at the United Nations buildings in Vienna, Austria, where I recently attended a conference on international trade law.)

In addition to my teaching and research responsibilities, I am Chair of Westminster’s Law Professions Advisory Committee (LawPAC), which coordinates Pre-Law Advising on campus.  In this capacity, I work with pre-law students from all majors in considering a legal career and in preparing for law school.  As such, I organize events on campus and trips off campus, am the campus liaison for the Westminster Legal Professions Alumni Advisory Committee, and am faculty advisor for the Westminster Student Pre-Law Association.



Contact Information:

327 McKelvey Student Center
Box 106
724-946-7304 (office phone)
724-946- 7253 (department office)
724-946-7256 (fax)