Professor of Political Science
- 2012-present, SACS COC Compliance Certification Review Team Co-Chair, University of Lynchburg
- 2007-2011, Dean, School of Communication and the Arts University of Lynchburg
- 1999-2005, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Lynchburg
- 2000-present, Professor of Political Science, University of Lynchburg
- 1989-1999, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Lynchburg
- 1990-1999, Department Chair, Political Science, University of Lynchburg
- Spring 1991, Guest Professor, Albert Ludwigs Universitaet, Freilburg, Germany
- 1984-1989, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Lynchburg
- PhD, Foreign Affairs – University of Virginia, 1983
- MA, Foreign Affairs – University of Virginia, 1979
- BA, Political Science, History – Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1977
- Editor, War, Peace, and Empire, Vol. V, University of Lynchburg Senior Symposium Readings (XLibris, 2007).
- “Captain Vere, Liberal Learning, and Leadership,” in Core Texts, Community, and Culture: Working Together for Liberal Education. Association for Core Texts and Courses: Selected Annual Proceedings from the 2004 Annual Conference. Edited by J. Scott Lee and Ron Weber (University Press of America, 2009).
- “Chinua Achebe’s Man of the People: The Literature of Post-Colonialism,” in Thompson, ed., Universality and History: Foundations of Core (University Press of America, 2002).
- “International Commitments and Democracy: The United States and the Federal Republic of Germany,” Review of Politics, Vol. 57, no. 2 (Spring 1995): 309-335.
- Co-editor with W. David Clinton, What Makes a Successful Transition? Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1993.
- With Frederick C. Mosher, and W. David Clinton, Presidential Transitions and Foreign Affairs, Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University Press, 1987.
- Foreign Policy in the Early Republic: The Law of Nations and the Balance of Power. Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University Press, 1986.
- 2004, Faculty Appreciation Award, Society of Westover Fellows, University of Lynchburg
- 1997, James A. Huston Excellence in Scholarship Award
- 1997, Shirley E. Rosser Excellence in Teaching Award
- 1997, Maurice Mednick Memorial Fellowship
- 1997, Organization Advisor of the Year, University of Lynchburg
- 1983, Compton Fellow, Miller Center of Public Affairs
- 1980-1982, Earhart Fellow, Earhart Foundation
- Leadership studies
- American presidency
- American foreign policy
- American political culture
- International relations
- Political philosophy