Robert Farley joined Lawyers, Guns and Money in May 2004 as a founding member. He received his BS at the University of Oregon in 1997, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Washington in 2004. For the past twelve years, he has taught diplomacy and security courses at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky.
Farley has written two books (Grounded: The Case for Abolishing the United States Air Force and The Battleship Book), and has published extensively for various magazines and journals. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky with his two daughters, Elisha and Miriam.