PhD, University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Adjunct Faculty, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver (2006-present); Chief, Engagements and Mexico Desk Officer, N-NC/J39 Operations, NORAD and U.S. Northern Command (2011 to Present); Mexico Desk Officer, N-NC/J59 Security Cooperation and Partnership Division, NORAD and U.S. Northern Command (Contractor, Consulting Group of the Americas, LLC) (2006-2011); Strategic Communications/Cultural Linguist - Mexico, N-NC/PA Directorate of Public Affairs, U.S. Northern Command (Contractor, Northrop Grumman Defense Mission Systems, Inc.) (2006); Senior Research Analyst, Bi-National Planning Group (Contractor, Northrop Grumman Defense Mission Systems, Inc.) (2002-2004); Managing Director, Consulting Group of the Americas, LLC (2002-2004); Chief Operating Officer, Latin America Trade and Technology Group, LLC (2000-2002); Special Assistant to the Director of Communications, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (1987-1992); Presidential Management Intern (1987-1989). Author of articles in AGORA Magazine (USNORTHCOM Regional Magazine) on Homeland Security, Terrorism, and U.S. - Mexico Defense Relationship. Instructor's Manual: Continuity and Change in World Politics. Third Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1997. Co-authored with Dr. Barry B. Hughes.
Research and Expertise
North American Defense and Security, U.S. - Mexico Defense Relationship, U.S. - Canada Defense Relationship, Transnational Criminal Organizations, Homegrown Terrorism and Islamic Extremism; Homeland and International Security.
North American Defense and Security, Introduction to Homeland Security, Homeland Security: Prevention and Mitigation