I am an international relations scholar/practitioner/teacher, specializing in how nonstate actors impact global security and peace. My work employs mixed methods and focuses on practices and processes within organizations that impact conflict outcomes. I am particularly interested in three areas of inquiry: 1) religious terror organizations, 2) interfaith and multifaith peacebuilding movements, and 3) the role of city governments in global governance. Topically, my research program looks at the intersection of religious belief and practice, conflict causes, management, and resolution, terrorism and counterterrorism, and human security. My research in this regard has been published in the Journal of Peace Research, Review of Faith in International Affairs, Small Wars Journal, Perspectives on Terrorism, and Journal of Strategic Security.