I am a Ph.D. candidate in Florida State University’s Ph.D. program in Political Science.
I expect to defend my dissertation in the spring of 2013.
My research interests are focused on comparative politics. In particular, I am interested in matters of representation, and am particularly intrigued by the relationship between political parties, voters, and institutions. Although my research is quantitative, using a variety of methodological approaches, I also have contextual historical interests that inform my research. I have several projects related to various aspects of these interests that you can review on my Research page, or by a glance at my CV.
I also enjoy teaching and have been fortunate to hold several adjunct teaching positions both in traditional and online programs over the past several years. You may review the courses I have taught, along with some teaching evaluations, on my Teaching page.
I hold an B.A. in Political Science and History from Bellevue University (1991) an M.A. in International Relations from Creighton University (2007) and an M.S. in Political Science from Florida State University (2010). I am currently ABD at Florida State, having passed my exams and successfully defended my prospectus.