Professor, Political Science Department and Director, Model United Nations Program, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Specialization in Burma/South-East Asian politics, ethnic conflicts and political economy. Teaches Introduction of International Relations, Political Analysis, Development and Democracy, Research and Simulation in International Organization, South-East Asian Politics, Politics of Identity, and Democracy and Democratization in South-East Asia. Author: ?Other? Karen in Myanmar (2012); Beyond Armed Resistance (2011); Karen Revolution in Burma (2008); Behind the Teak Curtain: Authoritarianism, Agricultural Policies and Political Legitimacy in Rural Burma/Myanmar (2004). Articles have appeared in various journals and in edited volume published by Stanford University Press and Cambridge University Press. Fellowships: Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad; Australia National University; Asian Research Institute, National University of Singapore; East West Center, Washington DC; Southeast Asian Institute, Singapore. Recipient of 2007 Outstanding Teacher of College of Arts and Humanities.