Associate Professor
Political Science Program
School of Public Policy

405 Bexell Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97330
(541) 737-6280



  • PS 205: Introduction to International Relations
  • PS 344: Latin American Politics
  • PS 351 U.S. Foreign Policy
  • PS 399: The Politics of Climate Change
  • PS 477/577: International Environmental Politics

Research Interests

  • International Relations
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Latin American Foreign Policy
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • International Environmental Policy/Climate Change Policy
  • Politics of Energy and Oil

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Web Site


Brief Vita


  • PhD, Politics and International Relations, University of Southern California, 2008
  • MA, Environmental Law, Politics & Public Policy, University of Southern California, 2000
  • BA, Environmental Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1997

Professional Experience

  • 2015-present, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Oregon State University
  • 2009-2015, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Oregon State University
  • 2008-2009, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Ohio University
  • 2000-2002, Environmental Planner, PCR Services, Inc., Santa Monica, CA

Select Publications

  • Environmental Politics and Foreign Policy Decision Making in Latin America: Ratifying the Kyoto Protocol, Routledge, 2015.
  • Reflections on the OUS Cuba Program: Internationalization via a Double Hybrid Model, European Political Science, 2016.
  • Climate Change in Foreign Policy, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, DOI:10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.357, Forthcoming.
  • Latin American Foreign Policy, International Studies Compendium Project, Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2010
  • U.S. Presidential Decisions on Ozone Depletion and Climate Change: A Foreign Policy Analysis, Foreign Policy Analysis, January 2008
  • The Missing Link: Regionalism as a First Step Toward Globalizing U.S. Environmental Security, Politics & Policy, December 2007