Bachelor in English, University Memphis. Master of Arts in Public Policy, Regent University. Doctor of Philosophy. in Political Science, University Tennessee.
Researcher, analyst, Washington, District of Columbia. Assistant professor political science Grove City College, Pennsylvania. Dean, associate professor government Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, 1995—2001.
Private sector delegate United Nations, 2001—2002. Professional staff member International Relations Committee United States House of Representatives, 2001—2005. Deputy assistant administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance United States Agency International Development (United States Agency for International Development), 2005—2007, assistant administrator for Latin American & the Caribbean, since 2007.