CV / Academia

 Academic Positions:

Consultant and Case Study author, Joint Special Operations University, Irregular Warfare (SOS 3620), August 2015 – February 2016.

Case Studies:

  • Irregular Warfare in Syria (overview)
  • The Past and Present of Kurdish Social Movements in Iraq, Turkey, Iran, and Syria
  • Legitimacy, Narrative, Constraints, and Intelligence in Kurdish areas of Iraq, Iran, Turkey, and Syria

Guest Lecturer:

University of South Florida: INR 3003, Political Cultures, Fall 2017

Florida State University

Florida State University

Degrees Received:

Master’s in Business Administration
University of South Florida, 2016 (3.5 GPA)
Focus: Project and Process Management / Creativity and Innovation

  • Business and Competitive Intelligence Analysis
  • Value Creation
  • Politics and Small Teams
  • Improv for Business

Master’s in International Affairs
Florida State University, 2005 (3.73 GPA)

  • Globalism
  • Middle East History
  • Fundamentals of Islam

Master’s thesis:

Willing to face Death: A History of Kurdish Military Forces – the Peshmerga – from the Ottoman Empire to Present-Day Iraq (.pdf)

Bachelor’s Degree in English/Creative Writing
Florida State University, 2003 (3.51 GPA)