Are you ready to get more writing done?

After decades years of writing and helping my students write, I’ve finally written a book describing the system I use!

The 12 Week Year for Writers is a transformative roadmap to accelerating your writing output with a series of proven and actionable strategies that can be implemented
by any writer in any genre.


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What i Do

Teaching, research, commentary, and global engagement





Study Abroad

study abroad




From the academic bookshelf

I am excited to announce the publication of this volume, edited with two of my former GMU PhD students. With a third GMU PhD student (!) I contribute a chapter on how the American marketplace of ideas, as flawed as it is, actually provides a much more robust defense against Russian election interference than most people understand.

My Ph.D. students at George Mason University

Meet The Next Generation

Andrew Armstrong

Political Science


Matt Fay

Political Science


Jordan Cohen

Political Science


Janet Marroquin



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study abroad in switzerland

Every summer I lead the International Security Studies Program, a six-credit, study abroad course to Fribourg, Switzerland. I think it’s the single best way to earn six credits at Mason, period.

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Writing Resources
for students

If you’re looking to upgrade your academic and analytical writing, I have all sorts of resources to help.

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