Office Hours, Fall 2021: by appointment
Office: Room 217, Wood Hall
Advisor: Bradley Simpson
Dissertation: Hunger for Rights: The Human Right to Food in the Post-War Era
Areas of Interest:
United States Foreign Relations – Cold War and Twentieth Century
Human Rights and the right to adequate food
Humanitarianism and foreign aid
Agricultural diplomacy, foreign economic policy, and domestic affairs
Education and Experience:
M.A., History, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Thesis: “No ‘Business as Usual’: The Diplomacy of the 1980 U.S. Grain Embargo on the Soviet Union, Human Rights, and the End of Détente”
B.A., History and International Studies, University of North Carolina Wilmington
* United States Marine Corps, 2002-2010. Deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Philippines, and Japan. Taught special operations history and organization for Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) Assessment and Selection Course
“Agricultural Sales and the Making of Detente: The US-Soviet Grain Deal of 1972,” NC State Graduate Journal of History, Vol 3 (2015)
“The Right to be Free from Hunger: The Food and Agriculture Organization and the Reclamation of the Human Right to Food,” The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Meeting 2020, (accepted, meeting canceled).
“False Harvest: US Foreign Relations and the Dream of Agricultural Power during the 1970s,” The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Meeting 2018, Phildelphia, PA, June 21, 2018.
“Agricultural Sales and the Making of Detente: The US-Soviet Grain Deal of 1972,” NC State Graduate Conference 2015, Raleigh, NC, March 28, 2015.
Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award (Dissertation Award) in Honor of Robert Teeter, Gerald Ford Presidential Library, 2020
Human Rights Institute Dissertation Research Fellowship, University of Connecticut, 2020
Outstanding Scholar Fellowship, University of Connecticut, 2016-2019
Albert E. and Wilda E. Van Dusen Scholarship, University of Connecticut, 2018
Cashman Prize, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2016
Tyrone Rowell Scholarship, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2014-2015