I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies in the Department of Political Science at UMass Amherst. I am also a faculty affiliate of the Computational Social Science Institute, and a faculty associate of the UMass School of Public Policy
I received my Ph.D. in political science from Penn State University. Broadly, I am interested in the study of courts and public policy, the separation of powers, judicial behavior, agenda-setting, and political methodology. On this site, you can find more information on my current research, my prior publications, and my current and prior courses.