Jeffrey was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. After a sojourn to Pitzer College for undergraduate work in sunny Southern California (where he majored in Political Studies and German Studies) he returned to his gray hometown to work for Enron and then the World Trade Center Portland. In 1999 he began graduate studies at Ohio State, leading to a Ph.D. in political science in 2005. His research foci are international relations, foreign policy analysis, political psychology, international organization and Mideast politics, and he combined them all into his dissertation on German Post-Cold War Foreign Military Intervention Decision Making. Jeff has taught in these areas at Ohio State, University of Cincinnati and with his dissertation advisor Don Sylvan on “Political Psychology and Intelligence Work” at the National Air and Space Intelligence Command at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Outside of work enjoys boats, boats and more boats, and generally discovering North Carolina with his wife Alice and three young daughters.
Courses: American Political System; World in the 20th century; International Politics; Modern Political Systems; International Political Economy; Model United Nations; Methods and Research Design in Political Science; Modern Middle East
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