Jerry is a first year Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science. His fields of concentration are International Relations and Comparative Politics, and his primary research interests include political conflict, political violence and development. He has published an article on foreign aid effectiveness in sub-Saharan Africa in the Journal of Contemporary African Studies, and has presented research on development and human rights at the International Studies Association, Midwest Political Science Association and Southern Political Science Association. Before coming to Indiana University, he traveled and taught in China,
Singapore, Japan and Taiwan. In his spare time, he likes to cycle, hike, cook and watch HBO and Netflix series.
B.A., Political Science, University of Hawaii at Hilo
M.A., Political Science, University of Arkansas
M.A., Political Science, University of Missouri