Brendan's geography professors at Dartmouth inspired him to become a professor himself. In particular, George Demko and Richard Wright set an example as excellent teachers who were committed to their students while at the same time tackling important research questions with real-world political implications. While Brendan went to graduate school in political science, some of his research focuses on the geography of American politics.
He is now a professor at the U.S. Naval Academy. He is grateful for his experience as a geography major at Dartmouth, and has especially good memories of the FSP in Prague!