I am currently a lecturer for Boise State University. I teach courses in Political Science and research methods. My research interests include comparative political institutions, political parties, Latin American politics, and democratization. I am also interested in how US foreign policy decisions influence the foreign policy decisions of other states

“In framing a government which is to administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this:  you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” –James Madison