I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas. Prior to working at UNT, I earned a Ph.D. in Political Science at Emory University and served as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow. My research and teaching interests focus on American political institutions with particular emphasis on interbranch relations, judicial politics, and congressional politics.
I regularly offer courses on American and Texas government (PSCI 1040), the Legislative Process (PSCI 3100), the American legal system (PSCI 3200), the U.S. Supreme Court (PSCI 3210), and constitutional law (PSCI 4200). At the graduate level, I teach seminars in American Politics (PSCI 5020) and Judicial Politics (PSCI 5220). In 2015, I received the 'Fessor Graham Award--a university-wide teaching award given to one faculty member per year by the UNT student body for "outstanding and unselfish service to students." I currently live on campus where I serve as Faculty in Residence at Rawlins Hall.