I am an Associate Professor of Political Science in the School of Arts and Sciences and have served at ABAC since 2009. Beyond the classroom, I love working with students. In 2018, I lead a study abroad trip to Rome, Italy. For 2019, I will be leading a month-long study abroad tour of Paris and northern France. I have also mentored several students who are currently attending law and graduate school or have successfully begun a career within their field. In the Tifton community, I am a member of the Kiwanis Club and attend St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, where I teach Sunday School. I have a passion for the great game of golf, am an avid fan of Star Wars, anything Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Mercer University football (Go Bears!). Along with our son, Luke, now 7 years of age, and two-year-old daughter Abigail, I and my wife Shelly continue to deepen our roots in the Tifton community.