Welcome! I am currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia. I expect to defend my dissertation and complete my PhD in the 2016/2017 school year.
My fields of study are American and Comparative Politics. My research interests include Electoral Behavior, Political Parties, Elections, Ideology, Voter Choice, the Presidency and Congress, Political Methodology, and Experimental Methodology.
My dissertation research focuses on how voters perceive the ideology and issue positions of candidates running for office and what factors influence how voters make these perceptions. In particular, what impact does the party and the race of a candidate have on a voter’s perceptions of the candidate's ideology and issue positions, and in what ways can candidates overcome the perceptions that voters make.
On this website, you can access my CV, view my research and teaching statements, and obtain my contact information. PDF files of my publications can be found under the Research tab. If any of my research is of interest to you, or if you have any questions about me or my work, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for visiting!