M.A. University of Colorado
Ph.D. Indiana University
Awards and Recognitions
Winner of the 2002 Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Teaching, the highest recognition bestowed on a Wittenberg faculty member. Recipient of two prestigious Senior Fulbright Scholarships to spend a year teaching and doing research in Moscow during the 1995-96 academic year and to teach and conduct research in Tbilisi, Georgia in 2010-11. He has also received grants from the National Science Foundation and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Written over 90 articles, opinion pieces in newspapers, conference papers and reviews on Soviet and Russian national security and domestic affairs in journals and newspapers in the United States and Europe. Editor of and contributor to Soviet National Security Policy Under Perestioika.
POLI 204 Russian Politics
POLI 208 Moscow: Politics and Planning
POLI 352 Russian Foreign Policy
Conducts research on emerging Russian civil society and Russian-American relations in the context of Georgia and the Caucasus region.
Has been a member of the Wittenberg faculty since 1972. Together with RCEP colleague Olga Medvedkov, he has taken students on five research trips to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, the last one being in 2008. He is married and has two boys living in Albuquerque, New Mexico and New York City.