Professional Experience

  • Professor of Political Science, Marian University (2016–2021)
  • Founding Director, The Richard G. Lugar Franciscan Center for Global Studies, Marian University (2003–2020)
  • Associate Professor of Political Science, Marian University (2008–2016)
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, Marian University (2002–2008)
  • Adjunct Instructor, IUPUI, (2000–2003)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Butler University (2001–2002)


  • Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of the Middle East, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University
  • Member of Governing Council, World (formerly Western) Social Science Association (2023–2026); Canadian Studies Section Coordinator for WSSA (2017–2022)
  • AP U.S. Government and Politics exam reader for College Board (2007–present)
  • Senior Fellow, Sagamore Institute, (2005–present)
  • Advisory Board, 97Percent; Board of Directors, Indiana Council on World Affairs; member, Indiana Leadership Council of Anti-Defamation League-Midwest
  • Monthly opinion columnist, Indianapolis Business Journal (2019–present)
  • Opinion columnist, The Indianapolis Star (2003–2018)
  • Peer reviewer for Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence applications (2015–2017)
  • U.S. Army language student (Arabic), Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California (1987–1989)