Originally from both Nevada City and San Francisco, California, Dr. Cogley received his Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco State University in 2002 with a major in International Relations and a minor in African Area Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University in 2013. He is currently an Associate Professor of Political Science at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX, USA. For the 2020-2021 academic year, he will be on leave from Tarleton State University to serve as the Deputy Director for Policy at the U.S. Census Bureau. He is also a proud husband and father of three wonderful kids.