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About Me

I am an assistant professor in the Government Department at St. Lawrence University. I spent the 2015-2016 school year as a visiting assistant professor at Skidmore College. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015.
My research interests are in judicial politics, specifically nomination and confirmation politics at the lower federal court levels. I am also interested in institutional politics more broadly, including the American presidency. I have extensive training in mass political behavior and secondary interests in political communication and methodology.
In the summer of 2017, both "Agenda-Setting on the U.S. Supreme Court," a chapter in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Judicial Behavior co-authored with Ryan Owens, and "The Effect of Conspiratorial Thinking and Motivated Reasoning on Belief in Electoral Fraud," an article in Political Research Quarterly co-authored with Jack Edelson, Alex Alduncin, Chris Krewson, and Joe Uscinski, were published. 
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