About Me

I grew up in Texas and graduated from Pottsboro High School in 1997.  I attended Grayson County College for two years and then transferred to Texas A&M.  I graduated from A&M with a degree in political science in 2002, and then attended graduate school at Michigan State University for 5 years.  I graduated with a Ph.D. in political science from Michigan State, spent a year teaching at the University of Illinois and then was offered a position at Midwestern State University.  I am very happy to be back home and enjoy teaching at Midwestern.


I have been married for 9 years to my beautiful wife

Our daughter Lydia is now 3 years old.


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Hobbies and Free Time

My hobbies mostly involve sports or the outdoors.  I also collect sportscards. I go fishing quite a bit, for many different kinds of fish, but my favorite is striped bass.  Here are some pictures from recent fishing trips.

Salmon fishing on Lake Michigan (From Left to Right: Tracy's Uncle Billy, Earl Battin, Me, Tracy, Justen Jones)

Here are two more Lake Michigan salmon fishing pictures:

And finally, Tracy and I coming home after a day fishing for striped bass on Lake Texoma.


Tracy and I also have a little dog named Brandy.  Here are some pictures of her.

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