I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Colorado State University at Pueblo. As a U.S. politics scholar, my research is broadly focused on the evolution of partisan polarization in the United States public as well as its implications for theories of democracy. This published and ongoing work draws on a myriad of methodological tools, including experimental designs, survey instruments, and sophisticated statistical analysis of observational data. I also have a secondary interest in public and nonprofit administration, informed by my past experience as a nonprofit professional. I received my PhD from the University of South Carolina in 2017.
In addition to research, teaching is a passion of mine. I teach a wide variety of introductory and upper-level U.S. politics classes at CSU-Pueblo. I have also been instructor of record for a number of political science and interdisciplinary courses both at the University of South Carolina and South Carolina State University.
Outside of the academy, I spend my free time playing and watching soccer, surfing and snowboarding, watching bad reality television, and enjoying time with my wife, son, and black lab. For more information, follow the links above, or download my CV here.