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, American Politics, and Environmental / Climate / Energy Policy, with additional interest in voting rights, health care, partisanship, and institutions.

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 an environmental commission

  • 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.