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Ph.D. in history, Ohio State University, 2011

M.Phil. in international relations, University of Cambridge, 2005

B.A. summa cum laude, with distinction in history, Yale University, 2004


Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University-Camden, 2015 – present

Assistant Professor of History, Rutgers University-Camden, 2011 – 2015

Adjunct Professor, Wright State University, Fall 2010

Instructor, Ohio State University, Fall 2009 and Spring 2010


Torpedo: Inventing the Military-Industrial Complex in the United States and Great Britain (Harvard University Press, 2014)

“Intellectual Property and National Security: The Case of the Hardcastle Superheater, 1905–1927,” History and Technology 34, no. 2 (2018): 126–56

“The Other Visible Hand: National Security and Intellectual Property in the United States before World War I,” Enterprises et Histoire no. 85 (December 2016): 40–53

“Scholarship and the Ship of State: Rethinking the Anglo-American Strategic Decline Analogy,” International Affairs 91, no. 2 (March 2015): 319–331