I work at the intersection of psychology, behavioral economics, and cognitive neuroscience, applying theoretical frameworks drawn from these fields to historical and political case studies. My specific research is on effective decision-making, goal achievement, emotional and social intelligence, meaning and purpose, mental and emotional well-being, and altruism. In my scholarship, I apply theoretical models drawn from various behavioral science fields to specific historical case studies. I published two academic books and over 25 peer-reviewed essays in journals and edited volumes in the United States, England, France, Germany, and Russia. I serve as a tenure-track professor at The Ohio State University in the History Department and the Decision Sciences Collaborative. For a copy of my CV, click here.