I attended West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buchannon, WV where I got my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. I continued my studies at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV where I received a Masters of Public Administration and a Masters in Political Science.
I am currently in the revision stage of writing my dissertation, "A Rose by Any Other Name: Media Portrayals of Race" and expect to be completed by Fall 2011. I am a member of Pi Alpha Alpha (the Public Administration Honors Society) and a brother of Theta Chi Fraternity, Inc.
I am an avid Pittsburgh Steeler and West Virginia Mountaineer Fan. I am also an accomplished wizard garnering 12 O.W.L.s and receiving the Order of Merlin, First Class. If teaching doesn't work our, I plan on becoming an Auror or working in the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office. (Hopefully this last sentence shows all you other Harry Potter Book lovers out there, that I am right there with you).