I am an Assistant Professor at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. I recently graduated from Georgia State University with my Ph.D. in Political Science. My dissertation examined recent changes to the framework of digital human rights afforded to EU citizens regarding their cyber-generated data. I argued that EU states make data policies in a competitive policy environment, in which security fears, corporate data surveillance, and human rights come into conflict.
I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Columbus State University in 2014, and subsequently worked in K-12 educational support. I completed a Master of Arts degree in Political Science in 2016, with concentrations in International and Comparative Politics from Georgia State University. During spring of 2018, I conducted research for my dissertation at the University of Oxford, UK, as working within the Cyber Studies Programme of the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs. My doctoral research interests include information security, human rights, political economy, and elite decision-making.
In addition to my research, I have extensive teaching experience, being the instructor of record for numerous undergraduate classes involving international relations and comparative politics, as well as creating the framework for and programming content for multiple online classes and hybrid classes.