I am Assistant Teaching Professor of Politics at Drexel University. I teach research methods, several courses in American politics, and a course on U.S. electoral systems in comparative perspective. I am broadly interested in coalitions and elections.

My first book, More Parties or No Parties (2022), sketched a realignment theory of electoral reform and analyzed use of ranked-choice voting in the Progressive and New Deal periods. It pointed to 'vote leakage' as a cause of repeal and suggested party-list reforms instead.

Other ongoing projects look at descriptive representation under various electoral systems, how the party system organizes issues and voters, and the prospects for a well-functioning democracy.

Recent journal articles