Associate Professor of Political Science
Areas of Expertise
American politics; judicial politics; U.S. Supreme Court; research methods; public opinion
My research centers on American politics, judicial politics, the U.S. Supreme Court, and public perceptions of law and courts. My work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, and other outlets. My research has also been supported by the National Science Foundation. My current work focuses on: (1) the foundations of Supreme Court legitimacy in the mass public; (2) legal change and the constraining capacity of legal doctrine in the Supreme Court; and (3) the sources and consequences of polarization on the U.S. Supreme Court over time.
PSC 3192W: Supreme Court Decision Making
PSC 6114: Theories of Judicial Review
PSC 8124: Multilevel Modeling
PSC 8109: Dissertation Development Workshop