I am Ajax Peris,
Political Science PhD, Triathlon Coach,
and former USAF Fighter Pilot.
I am an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Pepperdine University and a Lecturer at the University of California Los Angeles in the Department of Political Science. For the 2020-21 academic year, I am teaching courses on the US Congress and Introductory American Politics.
My research in American Politics focuses on elections, public opinion, and the influences on voter information and voting behavior.
Other research interests include political campaigns, political psychology, and civil rights policy.
I am pursuing a career in academia, with an emphasis on teaching.
I am a former US Air Force officer, having retired from active duty in 2012 as a Lieutenant Colonel. I was a fighter pilot, experimental test pilot, and ROTC Commander during my 21 years of service.