I am a Ph.D. candidate (expected June 2013) in the Politics Department and an affiliate of the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University. My research interests include American political institutions, formal and quantitative methods, the presidency, and separation of powers. Beginning this fall, I will be joining the Political Science Department as an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh.
My dissertation focuses on how the president strategically considers possible constraints from the federal courts, mainly the Supreme Court, when deciding how best to exercise powers such as signing statements, executive orders and agency instruction. Additionally, I am currently working on projects examining presidential memorandums, proclamations, OIRA informal review, and gubernatorial policymaking.
I graduated from The Ohio State University in 2008, earning a BA in political science and economics. As an Ohio native (Reynoldsburg), I am an avid Ohio State football and basketball fan. Go Bucks!