Office: Kirby 319
Areas of expertise: Political Methodology; Corruption
BS in Economics, Bowling Green State University, 2002
MS in Political Science, Florida State University, 2004
POL 243 Corruption
This course addresses the politics of appropriation of public resources for private gain, with a focus on why corruption levels vary across countries, why people choose to participate in corruption, and the effects of corruption on politics and the economy.
POL 280 Research Methods
Overview of the qualitative and quantitative methods prominent in studying political science. Attention is given to the relationships between theory, method and findings by focusing on the need to make systematic empirical observations. STA-111 must be taken before or concurrently with this course.