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I am currently researching the connection between ritual actions and the development of moral
instinct and the epistemological function of hesychasm.
Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary, South Bound Brook NJ
M.Div. in Sacred Theology
Included completion of the St. Stephen’s Antiochian Orthodox
Comparative Politics, Political Psychology
[Dissertation progress halted at 9/11; hope to resume one day…]
Minors in Russian Literature and International Affairs
Grant for Dissertation Research in Russia
Adjunct Professor, Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary
Kyivan Spirituality (2008-2009; 2012, 2015)
Spiritual Theology I (2012, 2016)
Church History I (2012, 2014)
Church History II (2013)
Comparative Religion (2013)
U.S. Civics (2013, 2015)
Liturgical Music (2013, 2014, 2015)
Religion in America (2014)
Introduction to Orthodox Moral Theology (2014)
Ethics in Youth Ministry (2015, 2016)
Ukrainian Church History I (2015)
Pastoral Theology - Priestly Vocation (2015)
Spiritual Theology II - Religion in Literature (2016)
Case Studies in Insurgency: Afghanistan and Pakistan (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Information Operations: The Psychology and Sociology of Manipulation (2013)
Instructor, The Ohio State University
Introduction to Comparative Politics (1996, 1996, 1997)
Soviet and Post-Soviet Foreign Policy (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001)
Techniques of Political Analysis (1998, 1999, 1999, 2001)
Comparative Political Parties (1998)
Comparative Politics and Religion (1998, 2001)
Governments and Politics of the Industrialized World (2000)
Theories of Democracy (2000)
Introduction to International Relations (2001)
Adjunct Professor, National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) “NGIC University”
Psychology of Intelligence Analysis (multiple iterations, 2005-2007)
Alternative Techniques of Analysis: Insurgency (multiple iterations, 2005-present)
Intelligence Analysis: Journeyman Capstone Course (2006)
Advanced Insurgency Analysis: DIME (2009)
Teaching Assistant for Introductory courses in Political Science (1991-1993)
Instructor of the Year (NGIC, 2007)
Team of Excellence (NGIC University/Analyst Development Team, 2007)
Graduate Student Instructor of the Year (OSU, 1997 & 1998)
Teaching Assistant Award (1992 & 1993)
St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary, South Bound Brook NJ
2014 - present
Helped develop and implement new distance learning MA program
and Youth Minister Certification Program. Help administer
residency, partial residency, distance learning, and certificate
programs. Action officer for accreditation process.
2013 - present
Manage and write for goodguyswearblack.org, the premier Orthodox Christian website for
vocations. Conducted and analyzed research on vocations and shared the information via blogs
and talks. Serve as resource and mentor for vocations with men and women in the UOC-USA
throughout the USA. Channeled vocations of various backgrounds to St. Sophia for further
discernment and education.
Work with parish board to serve the needs of the parish community and surrounding area.
Develop and offer educational series on various theological and biblical topics. Offer weekday
and weekend services and sacraments.
Members of the Metropolitan Council are elected by the UOC-USA Sobor every three years to
work with the Metropolitan and Synod of Bishops to oversee and direct the ministries of the
UOC-USA. The Consistory is comprised of the staff of the central church administration and
Metropolitan Council members selected by the Consistory President; it provides day-to-day
management of the UOC-USA.
Through Christ, helped bring healing, joy, and growth to a parish that had experienced decades
of decline. Guided the parish through rebuilding process after a devastating fire, turning it into
an opportunity to refocus the community on unity and dedication to Christ. Fostered vocations
that led to three diaconal ordinations and three tonsurings to lower clerical orders.
National Ground Intelligence Center, Charlottesville VA
Civilian Intelligence Analyst
2003 - 2007
Subject matter expert, researcher, and team leader for Army
Intelligence on Irregular Warfare (insurgency/counterinsurgency) in
Pakistan. Provided direct and reach-back support to deployed
forces in Afghanistan.
1987 - 1993
Served as a Russian interrogator, translator, and platoon sergeant
for a tactical human intelligence unit (airborne). Rose to the rank
of Staff Sergeant and position of Platoon Sergeant.
1993 - 2007
Served as a researcher, writer, and briefer for the NGIC, to include
two years on active duty (2001-2003) in support of the “Global War
on Terror”. Retired as a Chief Warrant Officer – 3.
"The Organizational Strategies of Political Parties: An Integrative Model" 1999. Southeastern
"Structure and Choice: The Role of Organizations, Patronage, and the Media in Party Formation"
Translator (with C. Winn). "Ineradicable" 1991. by Margaret Stern in Russia Through the Eyes of
Academic Presentations/Conference Papers
"Rendering Unto the Tsar? Church-state relations and confessional party formation in post-Soviet
in San Francisco California.
"Clash of Civilizations? The Moscow Patriarchy and Russian Security Policy" 2001. Paper presented
in Cleveland, Ohio.
"Rendering Unto the Tsar? Church-State Relations in Post-Soviet Russia" 2000. Paper presented at
"Russian Security Policy: Chechnya and Beyond" 2000. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of
"Political corruption: good for democracy? A comparative analysis of political machines" 2000.
"Russian Military and Security Policy" 1999. Presentation given at the Annual Ohio Social Studies
Association Convention, Columbus, Ohio.
"Political Parties and Democracy: A Comparative Analysis of Party Mobilization" 1998. Paper
"The Organizational Strategy of Political Parties: A Comparative Analysis of Party Organization"
"The Organizational Strategy of Political Parties: Russia in Comparative Perspective" 1997. Paper
Studies- Midwest in Columbus, Ohio.
"Organizational Strategy in East European Party Formation" 1995. Paper presented at the Annual
"Context and Choice in East and West European Party Formation" 1995. Paper presented at the
"Some Causes and Consequences of Party Formation in Eastern and Western Europe" 1994. Paper
I authored, co-authored, or formally contributed to twenty-six peer-reviewed intelligence
I am a regular contributor to the "Ukrainian Orthodox Word"; and manage, write for, and publish the
OrthoAnalytika blog, the OrthoAnalytika podcast, and the “Good Guys Wear Black” vocational