Welcome to my William & Mary webpage! I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Charles Center at William & Mary, after previously serving as a Research Assistant Professor and Adjunct Lecturer in the Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations. Prior to joining William & Mary during the summer of 2015, I held academic appointments at the University of Bonn, the Santa Fe Institute, and the Technical University of Berlin as well as serving as an invited lecturer at the University of Legon in Accra, the Technical University of Munich and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. My research focuses on advancing modern geospatial statistical methodology to describe and infer the dimensions of global human development with a regional emphasis on West Africa. My teaching focuses on the application of these geospatial data science methods through the use of open source, interpretative programming languages such as R, SQL, LaTeX and HTML.