About Me

I am a political scientist and policy wonk, having earned my Ph.D. from Purdue University, M.A. from George Washington University, and B.S. from Indiana University. I am currently teaching graduate and undergraduate political science courses as a Visiting Professor at Southern New Hampshire University, DeVry University, and Ashford University.

Within the field, my areas of specialization are Public Policy and American Politics, with a keen interest in health care, education, the environment, Congress, and the Presidency. Before entering academia, I worked for a former Vice President of the United States in a nonpartisan, nonprofit leadership role. 

I have also been afforded a number of unique opportunities over the past few years, including:

  • Co-authored a three-year, $750,000 multidisciplinary research grant
  • Pedagogical research position
  • Academic publishing position
  • Led a successful lecture series on ethics, policy, and science
  • Served on a local environmental commission and as president of Purdue's Ph.D. program
  • Gained valuable teaching experience leading graduate and undergraduate courses both in-person and online

I am excited to further my research agenda, 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.