Welcome to my digital portfolio. I am a DC-based political scientist and Research Fellow in the Democracy Fund Elections Program. Broadly speaking, I am a parties-and-elections scholar whose research has three threads:

  1. Using new analytic methods to revive and resolve an old debate about the merits of single-transferable-vote elections in the United States;
  2. Answering practical questions about election administration so that policymakers considering reform can do so with more information;
  3. Analyzing change in the party coalitions, at the state and national levels alike, to better understand where our politics are going.

I have taught courses in American, urban, and comparative politics, as well as American economic history. You can find my writing in Electoral Studies, American Politics Research, the National Civic Review, and several popular outlets. Georgetown University granted my Ph.D. in July 2017. Prior to graduate school, I worked for IFES (2008-10), the Campaign Finance Institute (Summer 2008), and FairVote (2005-7).