Harvey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Oklahoma State University. He was previously a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He received a PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill in 2019. He studied election manipulation, authoritarianism, and democracy, with a focus on Russia and the former Soviet Union. His dissertation focused on electoral manipulation, authoritarian regimes, and new democracies, and he taught classes in comparative politics and international relations. He received an Off-Campus Dissertation Fellowship to conduct research in Russia (Fall 2015), a Summer Research Fellowship (2016), and a Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2016-2017. He is a member of the Royster Society of Fellows, which is “the highest honor that the UNC Graduate School awards to graduate students, based on superior achievement in graduate study, the significance of their dissertation research and their potential as future leaders. He hopes to receive his PhD in Spring 2018.
He was awarded a federal FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) fellowship to study Russian language in 2012-2013. He was previously a research associate in the Washington, DC office of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies where he worked on nuclear nonproliferation issues. He supported the senior staff focusing on those issues, and primarily researched and wrote on nuclear fuel cycle issue, Resolution 1540, and international law and nonproliferation.