Reardon is an assistant professor at NC State in the Department of Political Science and a CNEC co-PI. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from MIT. Previously, he was joint fellow with the Managing the Atom Project and the International Security Program at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He was also a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow with the RAND Corporation. Prior to studying for his doctorate in political science, Reardon worked as a molecular geneticist. His research focuses on the technical and non-technical barriers to nuclear weapons proliferation, and the political incentives and disincentives that shape states’ nuclear decision making. His book Containing Iran (RAND, 2012) applied insights from his research to the policy dilemmas the United States faces in confronting Iran’s nuclear efforts. His current book project evaluates the history of U.S. nonproliferation policies, using case studies on Iran, North Korea, Taiwan, South Korea, and Libya.