I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas and the Associate Dean for the Honors College. 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 2305, 2315, 2306, 2316), the Legislative Process (PSCI 3100), 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). I was the 2015 recipient of 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 was one of two 2018 recipients of UNT's President's Council Teaching Award and was the 2018 recipient of the American Political Science Association Law and Courts Section's Teaching and Mentoring Award.