Hello! I am Assistant Professor of Political Science at Purdue University. Broadly speaking, my research centers on the intersections between law and politics. The overarching goal of my research is to improve our understanding of the role courts play in American politics and policymaking. To date, my research has been published at Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Public Administration Review, Journal of Law and Courts, Political Communication, and Policy Studies Journal, among others. My work has been featured in a number of popular press outlets, including The Washington Post, NPR, Vox, The Economist, and The New Yorker.
Before coming to Purdue, I spent a year as Visiting Scholar in the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University, and two years as Visiting Predoctoral Scholar in the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri. I completed my Ph.D. at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in 2017. Before that, I received a Bachelor’s degree in History and Teacher Education from the Missouri University of Science & Technology, and a Master’s degree in Political Science from Southern Illinois University.
This website contains information on my ongoing research, my teaching interests and experience, as well as links to commentary that is relevant those interests. You can also view my curriculum vitae, or contact me through this site. Thanks for visiting!