I received my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. I completed my Master of Arts in International Relations at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois, and received my PhD in political science at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri where I focused on the study of international relations and comparative politics. I am passionate about teaching and mentoring students, collaborating with colleagues on research and service projects, and growing as a methodologist in my field of research. Check out my full CV below!



Robert Waterson Fellowship Recipient

University of Missouri, 2014-Present


University of Missouri

PhD, Political Science

Edith M. Therrien Scholarship Recipient

University of Missouri, 2016

Robert E. Critser Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Monmouth College, 2006


Western Illinois University

Master of Arts, International Relations


Monmouth College

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

Senior Woman of the Year

Monmouth College, 2008

Magna Cum Laude

Monmouth College, 2008

Missouri Excellence in Political Science Teaching Award

University of Missouri, 2019