Welcome. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Rochester, and I completed my undergraduate education in Political Science and Applied Mathematics at the University of California, San Diego. My research interests lie broadly within the spectrum of American politics, with a primary interest in institutions. Broadly speaking, I investigate how executives and legislators respond to electoral and institutional constraints when choosing individuals to serve in appointed positions, as well as the importance of personality traits in this process; however, I am also interested in American politics more broadly. My work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, American Politics Research, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, the Journal of Theoretical Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Political Science Research and Methods, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and Social Science Quarterly, and I have a book with the University of Chicago Press.
Department of Political Science
University of Notre Dame
217 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
Phone: (574) 631-6644