Welcome! I am a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of Kansas. My research interests lie at the intersection of American politics, public policy, and public administration, and include criminal justice reform, local government, gun politics, and research methods.


  • Public policy
  • Criminal justice policy
  • Gun politics
  • Research methods


  • PhD in Political Science, 2022 (Expected)

    University of Kansas

  • MA in Political Science, 2013

    University of Cincinnati

  • BA in History, 2012

    University of Cincinnati


LGBTQ State Legislative Candidates in an Era of Backlash

Book Chapters

LGBTQ Judges in the United States

Groups, Knowledge, and Truth: The Case of Guns and Gun Ownership


POLS 320: Introduction to Public Policy

Online: Summer 2019, Summer 2021, Fall 2021

POLS 621: Public Policy Analysis

In-person/online: Spring 2020, Spring 2021

POLS 629: Criminal Justice Policy

Online: Fall 2020

POLS 110: Introduction to U.S. Politics

Online: Fall 2020, Spring 2020

POLS 707: Graduate Research Methods II

TA: Fall 2018

POLS 306: Undergraduate Research Methods

TA: Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019