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Ph.D., Political Science, University of Wisconsin--Madison, 2015

M.A., Political Science, University of Wisconsin--Madison, 2010

B.A., Political Science-History, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 2009, summa cum laude






  • "The Runners-Up: The Presidential Shortlist for Courts of Appeals Nominations." Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, IL. April 2017 (with Stephanie Dean Kerce)

  • "Confirmation Hearing Discourse on US Courts of Appeals Nominees." Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, IL. April 2015

  • "Conspiratorial Predispositions and Belief in Voter Fraud." Conference on Conspiracy Theories, University of Miami, Miami, FL. March 2015 (with Jack Edelson, Joseph Uscinski, Alexander Alduncin, and Christopher Krewson)

  • "Adjusted ABA Ratings and Confirmation Behavior." American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. August 2014

  • "Sources of 'Bias' for US Federal Courts of Appeals Nominees' Qualifications Ratings." Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. April 2014.

  • "Bias, the Bar, and the Big Picture: Evaluating Circuit Court Nominees' ABA Ratings, 1953 to 2011." American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. August 2012. (poster)

  • "Political Timing Is Everything: Judicial Nominations and Political Experience on the US Supreme Court." Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. April 2012


Assistant Professor, St. Lawrence University

  • Introduction to American Government: Fall 2016, Spring 2017

  • Introduction to American Government (Writing Intensive): Spring 2017

  • American Legal Systems: Fall 2016, Fall 2017

  • The US Presidency: Fall 2016, Fall 2017

  • Constitutional Law: Spring 2017

  • Law and Politics (Research Seminar): Fall 2017

Visiting Assistant Professor, Skidmore College

  • Introduction to American Government: Fall 2015, Spring 2016

  • Courts, Politics, and Judicial Process in the United States: Fall 2015

  • Constitutional Law: Fall 2015

  • Civil Liberties: Spring 2016

  • So You Want To Be a Judge?: Spring 2016

Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin--Madison

  • Criminal Law and Justice: Spring 2015

  • American Judicial System: Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014

  • American Presidency: Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014

  • Introduction to American Politics: Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011

  • Health Policy and Politics: Fall 2009


Awards &


  • Judith Johns Carrico '65 Gift for Faculty Support, Skidmore College, Winter 2016

  • Graduate Student Summer Initiative Funding, University of Wisconsin--Madison, Summer 2015

  • L&S Teaching Fellow (alternate), University of Wisconsin--Madison College of Letters and Science 2014-2015

  • Teaching Assistant Award, University of Wisconsin--Madison Department of Political Science Spring 2012


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