I am Assistant Teaching Professor of Politics at Drexel University. I teach American politics, research methods, and political institutions. My interests include the U.S. party coalitions and electoral reform.

My first book, More Parties or No Parties (2022), sketched a ‘shifting coalitions’ theory of institutional change and analyzed use of ranked-choice voting in the Progressive and New Deal periods. It concluded that party-list systems would have been smarter in the long run.

Other ongoing projects look at descriptive representation under various electoral rules, party change, and the prospects for multiracial, multiparty democracy.

Recent journal articles