The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics.
Doctorate of Philosophy in Government, conferred May, 2001.
        Major Field of Study: American Government.
        Minor Fields of Study: Foreign Affairs and Political Theory.
        Sub-Field: Political Behavior.
Dissertation: “By Design: The FEC - The Federal Election Commission and Regulatory
        Decision-Making as a Constrained Bargaining Process.”
Dissertation Committee: Dr. Matthew Holden, Jr. (Chair); Dr. James W. Ceaser;
        Dr. David Klein; and Dr. Philip D. Zelicow (University-Wide Representative).
The Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California.
Master of Arts Degree in Public Policy, conferred January 1996.
Master’s Thesis: “An examination of the history of court cases surrounding minority
        vote dilution and the impact of the courts on the issue of legislative
Master’s Thesis Committee Members: Dr. George Felkenes (Chair); Dr. Alfred Balitzer.
Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California.
Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors in Government emphasizing Foreign Affairs
        and Strategic Studies, conferred May, 1990.
Honors Thesis: “Grass Root Public Opinion Formation.”
Other Academic Honors:
        Winner: Phillip Roland Award for Excellence in Public Affairs.
        Margaret Martin Brock Internship in Practical Politics, 1989.
        John Brown Cook Fellow, 1989.
Senior Class President, 1990.
Board of Directors of the Associated Students of Claremont McKenna College, 1989-1990.
Student Member, Committee on Buildings and Grounds for the Board of Trustees of        
        Claremont McKenna College, 1987-1989.