I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Houston. I earned my doctorate from the Department of Political Science at Indiana University in 2018. In addition to my training at Indiana University, I participated in the 2013 Summer Institute in Political Psychology at Stanford University.
My research expertise is within the fields of judicial politics, political institutions, and public opinion. Some of my current research investigates potential for promotion among District and Circuit Court judges and how potential influences various behavioral outcomes. Other research examines how the public responds to Supreme Court decision-making, and representation within the judiciary. My research has been published or is forthcoming in Electoral Studies, Justice System Journal, Political Research Quarterly, Politics & Gender, and Social Science Quarterly.
Currently, I teach public law courses such as Constitutional Law, Judicial Behavior, and Introduction to Law. In the past, I have taught classes on the Congress, the presidency, and state politics. In my classes, I take extra care to expose students to social science research and to explain how through social science methodologies we can better understand the world around us.
A copy of my CV can be accessed here.