Kendrick Hardison is a first-year joint Ph.D. student in Political Science and Public Policy, specializing in Security, Peace, and Conflict, as well as, American Foreign and Defense Policy. He is a formal theorist, however, he also uses econometrics/statistics and computational methods to approach various problems. He is interested in studying how emerging military technologies influence bargaining, warfighting, and conflict processes. Kendrick also plans to work on topics like military/defense economics, conflict duration, wargaming, military strategy, terrorism and counterterrorism, military labor markets, civil-military relations, and public opinion towards the use of force. He completed his undergraduate degrees from Francis Marion University in 2017 with a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Economics. After this, he attended the University of Georgia where he received an M.A. in Economics in 2018 and an M.A. in Political Science and International Affairs in 2019.