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, 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.