Erik Novak is completing his Master's Degree in Political Science and expects to graduate in May 2006. Prior to attending Graduate School at Villanova, he earned his Bachelor's degree in Political Science with minors in History and Communication from the University of Scranton in Scranton Pennsylvania. His main areas of interest in the Political Science field are International Relations and Conflict Resolution. An avid writer, one of his long term goals is publication in the fantasy genre. Following his time at Villanova, Erik hopes to secure a job within the State Department or the Department of Defense.