Benjamin J. Radford

Assistant Professor
Fretwell 455C


I am an assistant professor of Political Science and Public Administration, a faculty member of the Public Policy Ph.D. Program, an affiliate member of the School of Data Science, and a member of the CyberDNA Center at UNC Charlotte. My research focuses on political methodology and applications of machine learning to political conflict, cybersecurity, and international relations. I am particularly interested in extracting structured information about political and cybersecurity-relevant events from unstructured text data.


Courses Taught

  • GRAD 6101/8101: Linear Regression

  • GRAD 6009/8009: Data Science for Social Scientific Inquiry

  • POLS 2220: Political Science Research Methods


  • Ph.D., Political Science, Duke University, Durham, NC (2016)

  • M.A., Political Science, Duke University, Durham, NC (2015)

  • B.A., Mathematics and International Studies, UNC Asheville, Asheville, NC (2010)