Welcome to my portfolio. I am Assistant Teaching Professor of Political Science at Drexel University. My research is on political parties and the politics of election reform in the United States. This includes several pieces on ranked-choice voting, a research note on party realignment, and a book project on multiparty reform during the Progressive Era. A new review essay in The Journal of Politics distills my thinking on these issues.
At Drexel, I teach American Government, Introduction to Political Science, State & Local Government, Comparative Democratic Institutions, and the occasional methods course. I also taught for Georgetown University and James Madison University's DC program.
I am a member of the Scholars' Strategy Network, occasional consultant to voting-rights groups, and recent recipient of a grant (with Jamil Scott) to study the effects of single-seat ranked-choice voting on candidate entry and minority representation.
Georgetown University granted my Ph.D. in July 2017. I was a Research Fellow at the Democracy Fund for the 2017-8 academic year. Before graduate school, I worked at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, the Campaign Finance Institute, FairVote, two restaurants, and a congressional district office.