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I am a researcher at the University of Maryland, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) and a Ph.D. candidate at the Pennsylvania State University.  My concentrations of study are international relations, comparative politics, and quantitative methodology.  My main area of research centers on the causes and consequences of terrorism.  More specifically, my dissertation project looks at the effects of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) on terrorism in a variety of different contexts.  My larger research agenda includes studying the relationship between terrorism and civil conflict as well as trying to create better datasets for terrorism scholars, specifically with regard to group-level studies.  Feel free to peruse this site for further information about my research and teaching.