I am a political scientist, educator, and author of More Parties or No Parties: The Politics of Electoral Reform in America (2022). My research centers on electoral systems and voting behavior in the United States. I use a mix of quantitative and case-based approaches to understand democratic institutions and how people interact with them.

I have taught at Queens College (CUNY), Drexel University, James Madison University (in DC), and Georgetown University. My most frequent offerings have been in political institutions, political parties, state/local politics, and undergraduate methods. Other courses are listed in my vita.

My Ph.D. and M.A. are from Georgetown University, and my B.A. is from McGill University. My M.A. focused on political institutions and problems of democratization. My Ph.D. extended these interests to the study of U.S. political parties and urban politics.