ABOUT ME

Hi! Thanks for visiting my site and learning a bit more about me. Professionally, I have held various positions within the higher education think space. Most recently, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Lehigh University. Prior to that, I found myself in academic-adjacent positions, focused on project management and statistical research. 

I received my doctorate in political science from The George Washington University, focusing on American politics and quantitative methodology. 

 

My research and teaching interests focused on state judiciaries and how modes of selection structure both judicial behavior and institutional interactions. 

 

I have taught introductory American government, courses on judicial politics and process, constitutional law, as well as graduate methodology courses. When not researching, writing, or teaching, I can be found in the kitchen trying out new recipes or out on the bike trail.  

On the right, you can see me with my older two children at a time when I (briefly) decided to sport a moustache. No one on the family supported this decision. To my chagrin, the moustache has been removed. 

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Judicial Decision-Making

Exploring the unique state-level factors that influence judicial behavior

2013 - 2018

The George Washington University

Ph.D., Political Science

Inter-Institutional Interactions

Researching how interactions with co-branches of the government determine the design of the judiciary

Selecting Judges

Examining how judicial selection mechanisms influence behavior on the bench

2005 - 2009

Clark University

B.A., Government and International Relations

2013 - 2016

The George Washington University

M.A., Political Science