Ph.D., Political Science, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, August 2017. Exam Fields: International Relations and Comparative Politics Dissertation: Power, Responsibility, and Sexually Violent War Tactics: A theoretical and empirical analysis of rape during civil war. 

M.A., International Peace and Conflict Resolution, American University, Washington D.C. Graduate with honors, May 2011. Thesis: Conceptual Comparisons in Afghan State Building: A Dual-Methodology Approach

B.S., Majors: Interpersonal and Public Communication and Health Promotion and Rehabilitation, Central Michigan University. Graduated with Honors, May 2003.