Welcome to my portfolio. This year, I am Assistant Teaching Professor of Political Science at Drexel University. I study election reform, its policy outputs, and mass discontent with American democracy. My teaching includes online and face-to-face offerings in American politics, comparative politics, political parties, urban politics, social movements, and research methods. I earned my Ph.D. at Georgetown in July 2017.
Most of my published work is on the causes and effects of preferential (or "ranked-choice") voting rules in the United States. This includes past U.S. use of the single transferable vote, a type of proportional representation.
I also consult from time to time on democracy issues at home and abroad. This has included projecting the effects of district-based and proportional remedies on diversity in big-city government, building the sampling frame for a large-N survey of local election officials, analyzing the prospects for voting reform in British Columbia, and measuring Ukrainians' attitudes toward their country's electoral process.