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I have been teaching political science and international affairs since 2001. My bachelor's degree was in science from the US Military Academy with a concentration in engineering. I also have a master's in managerial science from Troy State University, international relations from Salve Regina University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder, focusing on political psychology and its effect on foreign policy decision-making.   


Before joining academia, I served in the US Army, including assignments as an operations officer from brigade to theater army level in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. In addition, I was a contributor to the Low-Intensity Conflict Study Group and a counterterrorism officer for JTF Bravo, Honduras. I also spent a short time as a contract employee for SAIC, a think tank working for the Defense Department. 


In the last few years, I have published about a dozen short stories, most of them historical fiction centered around World War 1. My current writing projects include a novel-length version of my story "Canaries" (to be published in November 2023) linking female munition workers, trade unionism and the suffragette movement. I am also finishing up a gothic romance novella. 


Mike Kanner