Welcome!


I am an Assistant Professor of International Studies and Political Science at Virginia Military Institute. My research and teaching interests span the field of comparative politics. These interests include comparative political economy, inter-ethnic relations, trust, and the politics of land reform. My specific regional interest is in Central Asia and I have experience living and working in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

From this site, you can access some of my papers and syllabi.


Here is a recent cv. (updated 9/19/2016)


Contact me: hiermanbd (at) vmi (dot) edu