Originally from both San Francisco and Nevada City, California, Dr. Cogley received his Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco State University in 2001 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 Assistant Professor of Political Science and Head of the Department of Government, Legal Studies, and Philosophy at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX, USA.  He is also a proud husband and father of three wonderful kids.