About Me

Beginning in Fall 2022, I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at San Diego State University. Between 2016 and 2022, I served as a Lecturer in Political Science at both San Diego State University and the University of California, Irvine.

In 2016, I received my Ph.D. in political science from the Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Before Berkeley, I attended Rice University, where I completed a BA in Psychology and Political Science.

My interests center on partisan polarization in modern American politics, particularly its role in shaping voters' ability to hold politicians accountable. I examine how information in media and electoral campaigns can distort public perceptions of politicians and the institutions themselves, and, in turn, affect the strategic behavior of those inhabiting those institutions. I am also deeply interested in methodological issues related to attitude measurement, experimental design, survey methodology, and psychometrics. You can find links to my publications here.

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.

Between 2016 and 2022, I have served as instructor of record for 14 different course preparations across 48 individual course sections, ranging in enrollment from 8 to 383. These courses span a variety of related topics, including political psychology, the U.S. Congress, the American presidency, partisan polarization, campaigns & elections, statistical methods & research design, and political communication. 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.