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Curriculum Vitae

Instructor of Government

Wharton County Junior College
Fort Bend Technical Center
5333 FM 1640
Richmond, TX. 77469
Ph: (281) 239-1572


University of Texas Arlington- Arlington, TX

Post-Juris Doctorate toward Master of Arts in Political Science

Concentration: American Institutions

Thomas M. Cooley Law School- Lansing, MI


Juris Doctorate

Honors: cum laude

Concentration: Constitutional Law and Civil Rights
Abilene Christian University- Abilene, TX


Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

Concentration: American Politics

Outstanding Research Award, Political Science Department, University of Texas at Arlington, 2010

Political Science Honor Roll, University of Texas at Arlington (4.0 GPA), 2009

Dean’s List, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2005-2006

Honors Scholarship, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2005-2006

Certificate of Merit in Criminal Sentencing Law and Practice, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2005

Certificate of Merit in Gun Control Seminar, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2005

Certificate of Merit in Disabilities Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2006

Certificate of Merit in Moot Court, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2006

Certificate of Merit in Pretrial Skills, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2006

Best Brief in Moot Court Intra-school Competition, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2006

Fifth-best Advocate in Moot Court Intra-school Competition, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2006
Relevant Graduate Coursework:
Public Debt and Finance

Theories of the International System

State and Local Systems

Separation of Powers

State Court Systems

Environmental Policy

Constitutional Law I and II

Criminal Procedure- 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments

Research and Writing

Federal Administrative Law

Advanced Writing

Gun Control Seminar- The Second Amendment

Death Penalty Seminar- The Eighth Amendment

Education Law

Death Penalty Seminar- Law and Jurisprudence
Academic Positions:
Wharton County Junior College

Full-Time Instructor of Government

2010 – present

Courses: National and State Government

Richland College

2009 – 2010

Adjunct Professor of Government

Courses: National and State Government

Cedar Valley College

2008 – 2009

Adjunct Professor of Government

Courses: National and State Government

University of Texas at Arlington

January 2009 – May 2009

Teaching Assistant

Courses: National Government; State and Local Government

Scholarly Research and Papers:
The End of Acquiescence: The Judiciary’s Reassertion of its Power to Use Discretion in Sentencing- An examination of the Supreme Court’s ultimate decision that the Federal Sentencing Guidelines violate the due process clauses of the Fifth and 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution- Separation of Powers- 2009.
Explaining the Strengths and Weaknesses of Charter School Legislation- An examination of the relative strengths and weaknesses of charter school laws throughout the states and the factors that explain why certain laws are strong and why certain laws are weak- State and Local Systems- 2009.
The Bay of Pigs Invasion and the 2003 Iraq Invasion Explained: The Rational-Actor Model and the Bureaucratic Model- An explanation of the Bay of Pigs invasion using the ration-actor decision-making model and an explanation of the decision to invade Iraq using the bureaucratic model of decision-making- Theories of the International System- 2009.
The Relationship Between the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the United States Supreme Court- Examination and quantitative analysis of cases heard by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals that made their way to the U.S. Supreme Court.- State Court Systems- 2008.
Offshore Drilling and Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge- An examination of the current debate over increased drilling, the pros and cons of drilling, and increased drilling’s effects on oil and gas prices.- Environmental Policy- 2008.
Three Religions and the Death Penalty: How Jews, Christians and Muslims Regard Capital Punishment- An examination of the historical and current support for the death penalty among America’s three largest religions.
Paul House: An Innocent Man on Death Row? - A report and analysis of the upcoming Supreme Court case, House v. Bell, the petitioner’s habeas corpus claim of actual innocence, and his chance of victory at the Court, in light of the strict standard under the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act. - Death Penalty Seminar- 2005.
The Second Amendment- Should the Framers Original Intent Determine the Amendments Existence? - The origins of the right to bear arms, the reason for the inclusion of that right in the Bill of Rights, and the relevance of the amendment today, despite the fact that the original reason for the inclusion is obsolete.- Gun Control Seminar- 2005.
Is Under God Unconstitutional? - A report and analysis of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s holding in Newdow v. Elk Grove Unified School District, which held that the inclusion of the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance was an establishment of religion and, therefore, unconstitutional.- Constitutional Law II- 2004.
Selected Publications:

Court Ruling in Exorcism Case Sets a Dangerous Precedent

Women's Right to Contraception and Pharmacists' Religious Freedoms Must Be Protected

Supreme Court Averts Danger by Disallowing the Death Penalty for Child Rape-
Prosecutorial Misconduct is a Crime- Attorneys Who Are Guilty Should Be Punished-
California and Gay Marriage- California Supreme Court Says Constitution Affords Gays the Utmost Protection-
Supreme Court Grants Habeas Rights- Court Rules that Guantanamo Prisoners Can Challenge Their Detentions-
Martin Luther King and Race- 40 Years After His Death, Race in America is Still an Issue-

Sophie Scholl- An Inspiration to All Who Seek Change-

Obama Denounces Wrights Comments- The Reverend’s Controversial Comments Signal a Troubling Issue-
American Political Science Association

Texas Community College Teachers Association

Member of the State Bar of Texas

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