I am an assistant professor of political science at the University of Tennessee at Martin. I received my Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pittsburgh in April 2013. I am teaching comparative politics, international relations, and Asian politics. Prior to coming to UT Martin, I taught at Tulane University as a visiting assistant professor and the University of Pittsburgh as a lecturer.
My current research is on the pattern of welfare state development in developing democracies. Particularly, I am interested in how different types of electoral rules and party systems affect social policies in East Asia.