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 addition to my training at Indiana University, I participated Summer Institute in Political Psychology at Stanford University. I earned undergraduate degrees from the University of Toledo.
My research expertise is in the field of judicial politics and covers topics including judicial decision-making, public attitudes towards judicial institutions, and representation within the judiciary. My research has been published in Electoral Studies, the Journal of Law and Courts, the Journal of Legal Studies, Justice System Journal, Political Research Quarterly, Political Science Research and Methods, Politics & Gender, Representation, and Social Science Quarterly.
I teach undergraduate classes in Judicial Behavior and Constitution Law. At the graduate level, I offer a seminar on judicial process.
A copy of my CV can be accessed here.