I earned my Ph.D. in political science from Purdue University, M.A. from George Washington University, and B.S. from Indiana University.
I am currently a Visiting Professor of Political Science teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses. My areas of specialization are Public Policy and American Politics, with a keen interest in health care, education, the environment, partisanship, and gridlock.
I have also been afforded a number of valuable opportunities, including:
- Co-authoring a three-year, $750,000 multidisciplinary research grant awarded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
- Working for a former U.S. Vice President in a nonpartisan, nonprofit leadership role
- Conducting pedagogical research and implementing active learning strategies in the classroom
- Leading a successful lecture series on ethics, policy, and science
- Serving on a local environmental commission and as president of Purdue's Ph.D. program
- Gaining relevant teaching experience in a variety of areas, from undergraduate American government and policy courses to graduate seminars on campaigns and elections
I am excited to identify additional avenues for collaboration across subfields and disciplines and explore new career opportunities.
Thank you for visiting and please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.