I am a fifth-year PhD Candidate in Political Theory at the Catholic University of America and a graduate fellow at CUA’s interdisciplinary Institute for Human Ecology. I have an MA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College and an MA in Politics from CUA. I wrote a masters thesis on Friedrich Nietzsche. I have also written academic articles on Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the American founding and my PhD dissertation is titled How Political Action Shapes the Actor: The Political Theory of Martin Luther King Jr

I am also a novelist. On this website you can read about my published novel, watch a trailer for it, buy it, or read some of the other fiction I have published. 

I love to teach, discuss a good book, or give talks on something related to Martin Luther King Jr., the U.S. Civil Rights movement, or the role of art and artists in American culture. I also love to give and receive feedback on good writing, whether academic or creative. Please send me an email, if you are interested in working with me on any of these.

In my “other life” I grew up on a Texas ranch. I have worked in the U.S. Senate, the White House, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the United States European Command Headquarters in Germany. I live in Carrboro, North Carolina with my wife, daughter, and motorcycle.

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