Josh received both a B.A. in History focused in American history and a B.A. in Political Science focused in international relations from Louisiana State University after serving in the United States Marine Corps. He will be studying international relations while at USM and plans to use his M.A. to move into Ph.D. level studies. His areas of interest include: international conflict and cooperation, the history and development of international organizations, international law, U.S. foreign policy, and international terrorism. In his free time he can be found watching European football, cheering on his beloved Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packers, or playing video games.