My research interests include corporate political activity, non-market strategy, campaign finance, and private politics. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses on corporate political strategy.
I am a native of the Chicago area and received my Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My B.A. in Political Science is from Rice University. In 2013, the Political Parties and Organizations Section of the American Political Science Association named me co-winner of its Emerging Scholar Award.
Before joining the faculty at McCombs, I was an assistant professor of political science and policy studies at Grinnell College. I also have worked in the private sector at BMO Harris, Dynegy, and CenterPoint Energy.