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- I am interested in why organizations turn to violence in the first place and what types of violence they chose to use once they have begun being violent as well as the factors that make them less likely to use violence. I have a particular interest in the impact network relations and organizational characteristics have on these choices as well as an interest in CBRN terrorism and ethnic violence.
Topics of Interest
- Ethnic Violence
- Extremism in the US
- Homeland Security Education
- Nuclear Terrorism
- Political Violence
- Suicide Attacks
- Terrorism & Technology
- Terrorism Databases & Resource Centers
- Terrorist Networks
- Terrorism Trends
- Weapons of Mass Destruction
- Threat Assessment
Regions of Interest
- University of Maryland, College Park Ph. D., 2003
- Hebrew University Israel M.A. 1996
- Tufts University B.A. 1987
- University at Albany – SUNY, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science. 2009- to the present
- University at Albany – SUNY, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science. Appointed 2003- 2009
- University at Albany – SUNY, Co-Director, Public Security Studies Certificate, Department of Public Policy and Administration. 2004- to the present
- University of Maryland Research Associate, National Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START Center).
- University of Maryland Research Associate, Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM).
Major Recognitions and Honors
- 2007 Article of the Year Award. Journal of Peace Research, 2007. For “Proliferation and International Crisis Behavior.” With Kyle Beardsley (Emory University) in Journal of Peace Research 44(2): 139-155.
- Martin Edelman Excellence in Teaching Award. 2007. Department of Political Science, Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York.
- Excellence in Teaching Award. 2002. College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland.
Received research funding from START: 2005-present