I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College.  My primary research interest is in the effects that economic globalization and the continuing development of international institutions have on the transmission of norms within the international system.  At Dartmouth I teach courses on human rights, globalization, international institutions and quantitative methods.

I have a PhD in Political Science from the University of Washington, Seattle.  Before entering the PhD program, I graduated with an MA from the University of Chicago's Committee on International Relations program.

I was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland.  As an undergraduate I studied Biochemistry at the University of Oxford.  After graduating with a BA (Hons.) in 1998, I trained as a chartered accountant within the Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Energy division of KPMG London.  

I live in the town of Hanover, NH with my wife Claire and our two children.