About Me

Hello! I am Assistant Professor of Political Science at Purdue University. Broadly speaking, my research centers on the politics of policy change, often with a focus on the policymaking role of the judiciary. To date, my research has been published at Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencePublic Administration ReviewJournal of Law and CourtsPolitical Communication, Policy Studies Journal, and Politics, Groups, and Identities, among others. My work has been featured in a number of popular press outlets, including The Washington Post, NPR, VoxNewsweek, and The New Yorker.

Before coming to Purdue, I spent a year as Visiting Postdoctoral 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!

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