Thanks for visiting! I have held several academic positions in political science and communication departments, most recently at Northwestern University (Lecturer in the Political Science department), Yale University (Visiting Fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies); and Wesleyan University (Visiting Assistant Professor of Government).
My research and teaching concentrations are in political communication, public opinion and political behavior, American politics, political psychology, LGBT politics, and partisan identification.
I also devote considerable energy to my teaching and to student learning. I was honored to be chosen by Northwestern students to be on the Faculty Honor Roll for 2016-2017. I was also one of 5 members of the Wesleyan faculty chosen by students to give an address on a “big think” topic at the end of my year as a Visiting Assistant Professor. During graduate school, I was awarded the Weinberg College Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, recognizing me as the top teaching assistant in the social sciences at Northwestern University.
My work has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, the American Political Science Association, the Williams Institute at UCLA Law School, Northwestern University, SocialSci.com, and the Time-Sharing Experiments in the Social Sciences.
I earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern, a Master’s Degree in Communication (Public Relations and Advertising) from DePaul University, a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown University. I have taught at Wesleyan University (CT), Georgetown University, Northwestern University, DePaul University, Loyola University-Chicago, and Fairfield University (CT). Prior to my work in academia, I served as a White House appointee to the Department of Homeland Security and as the Assistant Director of the Washington Semester Program at Georgetown University, and as an intern in the House of Representatives. (Before it was cool).
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