Fields of Study: International Relations, Comparative Politics
Areas of Interest: international security and conflict
Dave is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. He is an active duty Air Force officer with assignments in NATO, Air Force Special Operations and as a Presidential Communications Officer. Additionally, Dave has deployed in support of operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Philippines, Haiti, and Turkey. He earned his BS in Computer Information Systems from BYU and MAs from the University of Oklahoma and Air University. His recent MA thesis examined how the internet lowers the barrier to entry for foreign powers looking to intervene in democratic elections.
At Notre Dame, Dave plans to study how cyber is changing the landscape of international security and the ways in which the Internet, social media, and emerging information technologies are transforming the nature of conflict.