Welcome to my academic home page! I am a professor and interim chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Texas at Arlington. I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at Rice University.
In my research, I study American political institutions, with particular attention to state politics and judicial politics. Before attending graduate school, I received a B.A. in Political Science and History from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
My research has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, American Politics Research, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Justice System Journal, Law & Society Review, Social Science Quarterly, and State Politics & Policy Quarterly, among other journals.