Welcome! I am Assistant Professor of Politics at the University of the South. My research and teaching 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
  • State and local government
  • Criminal justice policy
  • Gun politics
  • Research methods


  • Ph.D. in Political Science, 2022

    University of Kansas

  • M.A. in Political Science, 2013

    University of Cincinnati

  • B.A. in History, with honors, 2012

    University of Cincinnati