Do professional titles matter? Given the increase in nontenure line faculty in academia, titles may matter more—or less—than ever.
In international conflict, foreign policy similarity helps us control for the willingness to fight. States with more similar foreign policies, we assume, have a shared vision for world politics and so should cooperate more and fight less in pursuing that shared vision.… Continue Reading
We all want our students to produce quality writing assignments, but teaching writing along with content daunts us. Providing effective feedback takes substantial time, which we may not have. We need to recognize that students want to write well. One key… Continue Reading
This past year I involved myself in some university service positions, which meant attending a meeting nearly every week on top of occasional faculty, workshop, and focus group meetings, not to mention one-one meetings with colleagues, coauthors, and students, and… Continue Reading
My Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) for this semester include a mix of professional and personal goals, along with some goals for this website.
Daily themes help me organize my workflow, stay on top of projects, and keep my focus on what needs my attention throughout the day.
I have a short bucket list of scholars—academic rockstars, that is—I want to meet at some point. Alan Kuperman sits near the top of that list. He produces really insightful work on my research interest, military intervention. Critiquing NATO’s military intervention… Continue Reading
Posting weekly reflections proved to take more time than I can currently devote to them. I hope someday soon I can develop that practice. Instead, I want to focus on quarterly planning using objectives and key results, or OKRs. What are OKRs? Objectives… Continue Reading
Late last week, a majority of referendum voters in the United Kingdom chose to leave the European Union. The EU is an association of 28—soon to be 27—countries based on economic and political cooperation. Now we wait until the sides… Continue Reading
This was a pretty cool week, setting up some big changes in the next few weeks and months.