Visiting Professor of Political Science, Bucknell University
I specialize in American political institutions with a particular focus on inter-branch interactions with the federal bureaucracy, policymaking dynamics (particularly Education), and extra-institutional actors’ influence on the bureaucracy. I published my book with Lexington Press and my work has also appeared in Interest Groups & Advocacy.
I teach a variety of classes including Introduction to American Politics, the Congress, the Presidency, Campaigns and Elections, Public Administration among others.
I have also held appointments at Dickinson College and Penn State. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Penn State in 2017. In addition I also hold an M.B.A. from Penn State and a B.A., cum laude, from Carleton College. Prior to my academic career, I held numerous demanding roles across the U.S. government including four years at the White House. Additionally, I served as the Deputy Director for Commission on the Future of Higher Education and held staff positions in the U.S. Senate. I am most at home in the classroom and enjoy engaging with students and helping them to grow as thinkers and writers.