About Me

I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at Kalamazoo College. I study American politics, race and ethnicity, social identity, political behavior, and public opinion. I am currently working on a book that applies a comparative-analytical approach to investigate the contours and implications of White identity in American politics. I have work published in Politics, Groups, and Identities, Citizenship Studies, and The Oxford Handbook on Polling and Polling Methods.

In addition to the introductory course in U.S. politics, I teach courses on political behavior, race and ethnicity, campaigns and elections, public opinion, political institutions, methods, and law and society. For more detailed information please visit the CV, Teaching, and Research sections of this website.


  • Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Southern California (2014)
  • M.A. in Educational Leadership, Fielding Graduate Institute (2005)
  • M.A. in Education, Loyola Marymount University (2002)
  • B.A. in Political Science, Villanova University (1998)

Research Training & Experience

  • Investigator for the 2010 USC College/LA Times California Election Poll 
  • Research Design for Causal Inference: Frequentist Methods Workshops, Northwestern University
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), University of Michigan
  • Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR), Syracuse University

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