About Me

I received my Ph.D. in political science from the Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley in May 2016. Since then, I have served as a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at San Diego State University and a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine.

My research has been supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the Institute of Governmental Studies at Berkeley, and the University Grants Program at SDSU. Before Berkeley, I attended Rice University, where I completed a BA in Psychology and Political Science.

Broadly, my research focuses on information in media and electoral campaigns, the inferences voters make therefrom, and how these communications and inferences shape politicians' behavior. Particularly, I am interested in how partisan stereotypes constrain the behavior of politicians, both in campaigns and while in office. I am also deeply interested in methodological issues related to attitude measurement, experimental design, survey methodology, and psychometrics.

My teaching and mentoring interests span a variety of related topics, including public opinion, Congress, the American presidency, political parties, campaigns and elections, research design, statistics, causal inference, political psychology, and election administration. You can see the classes that I've previous taught here.

If you have any questions, or would like more recent copies of my working papers, replication archives, instructional materials, or anything else, please feel free to contact me.