I'm a researcher who's work seeks to improve games use in national security policy analysis by systematically documenting existing approaches and developing new tools.
In addition to my academic work, I design, execute, and analyze games as a policy analyst at RAND. My games explore a wide range of strategic and operational concerns, including force planning, major combat operations, and measures short of war. I specialize in games that explore novel topics or integrate other analytical techniques. I also advise government centers seeking to improve the quality of their internal gaming capabilities.
Beyond my work in gaming, I also conduct research and analysis on defense topics including irregular warfare, urban operations, and deterrence.
I have a BA from the University of Chicago in Political Science, a MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Comparative Political Science, and a PhD from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.