I am Distinguished Professor of Economics at Fayetteville State University (Fayetteville, NC), where I hold the L.V. Hackley Chair for the Study of Capitalism and Free Enterprise. My research interests are constitutional political economy and institutional economics, cronyism, Austrian economics, and history of economic thought.
I hold a BSFS cum laude in International Affairs from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University (1994) and a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University (2007). I have been associate professor of economics at Flagler College, visiting assistant professor at Florida Gulf Coast University, and Wallace and Marion Reemelin Chair in Free-Market Economics at Hillsdale College.