- Professor, Department of Political Science
- Adjunct Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
- PhD, Florida State University, 1981 (Political Science)
- International conflict and cooperation
- Relative decline of world powers
- War and statebuilding processes
- Societal consequences of war
- Modeling long cycles of war
- Distribution of power and technological innovations
- Political violence and internal wars
- American Foreign Policy
Office: Woodburn Hall 210
Phone: (812) 855-2027
Courses Recently Taught
- Contentious Politics
- IR Theory
- War and State Making: The Shaping of Civil Wars, with William R. Thompson. Crows Nest, New South Wales: Unwin Hyman, 1989.
- The Great Powers and Global Struggle, 1490-1990, with William R. Thompson. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1994.
- Puzzles of the Democratic Peace: Theory, Geopolitics and the Transformation of World Politics, with William R. Thompson. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.