About

I am a Professor of Instruction in the Department of Political Science at Temple University, where I’ve taught since 2000. I teach political economy, comparative politics, political ideology, and public policy. My research interests center on the politics of international and cross-national comparative argument in policy, and the politics of capitalism in liberal market economies, chiefly Britain and the US.

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From mid 2018 to early 2020 I was Assistant Vice President, International Affairs, leading Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses. I managed a staff of 10, sending students to our Tokyo and Rome campuses, to Oviedo Spain, and to a variety of other faculty-led and non-Temple programs.

I served for three years as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at Temple University’s Japan Campus (TUJ).  My role was chiefly administrative but I also taught two classes a year.  TUJ has around 1300 undergraduate students in ten majors as well as three grad programs (Law, EMBA, Education) for which I was also responsible. We have 35 full time faculty and many outstanding part timers. 

I joined Temple’s Political Science Department as a Visiting Instructor while working on research for my doctoral dissertation in comparative politics at George Washington University. On the non-tenure, full-time instructional track, I became an Assistant Professor in 2005, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011, and full Professor in 2020.

I have also taught at the University of Pennsylvania, most recently as a Lecturer in Business & Economics at the Wharton School’s Business & Public Policy Program in Spring 2020, and previously in the MPA program at the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.

My graduate teaching at Temple includes Business Regulation for the International MBA program at the Fox School of Business, and a course on Capitalism, Ideas and the American State for Temple’s Masters of Liberal Arts Program.

My undergraduate degree is from Hertford College, Oxford (1988).

I have published in West European Politics, and contributed to the Oxford Companion to American Politics (edited by David Coates).

My interests are music (dub, electronica, northern soul) cycling, and wood-working. I am married, have two adult children, and live in Glenside, near Philadelphia pretending to renovate my century-old house. Don’t ask me how it’s going.