Welcome to my digital portfolio. I am a DC-based political scientist, adjunct college professor, and independent contractor. My research covers political parties and voting reform in the United States. My two big projects right now are:
- Using new methods and quantitative data to inform an old debate about proportional voting in the United States. This debate has re-emerged with respect to gerrymandering, party polarization, and lack of diversity in public office.
- Analyzing change in the party coalitions, at the state and national levels alike, to better understand where our politics are going.
My teaching covers American, urban, and comparative politics from historic and cross-national perspectives. You can find my writing in American Politics Research, Electoral Studies, the National Civic Review, SAGE Research Methods Cases (forthcoming), and several popular outlets.
Georgetown University granted my Ph.D. in July 2017. I was a Research Fellow in the Democracy Fund Elections Program for the 2017-8 academic year. Before graduate school, I worked for IFES (2008-10), the Campaign Finance Institute (Summer 2008), and FairVote (2005-7).