I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Philosophy at Weber State University. Our department is part of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. My primary research interests are in American politics: the presidency, Congress, elections and youth and politics. I teach courses on all aspects of American politics, especially the national institutions.
I am also the Faculty in Residence in the Center for Community Engaged Learning. In this role, I advise the American Democracy Project, Civitas, as well as facilitating faculty development in the area of community engagement.
I received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and also in Newspaper Journalism from Syracuse University in 1996. I received a Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science from the University of Albany in 2004.