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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






  • "Lawyers and Judges Revisited: Why the American Bar Association Rates Federal Judicial Nominees." Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, IL. April 2023

  • "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

  • Introduction to American Government (Writing Intensive)

  • American Legal Systems

  • The US Presidency

  • Constitutional Law

  • Law and Politics (Research Seminar)

  • Presidential Politics (Research Seminar)

  • Coldest Cold War Flicks (First Year Program)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Skidmore College

  • Introduction to American Government

  • Courts, Politics, and Judicial Process in the United States

  • Constitutional Law

  • Civil Liberties

  • So You Want To Be a Judge?

Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin--Madison

  • Criminal Law and Justice

  • American Judicial System

  • American Presidency

  • Introduction to American Politics

  • Health Policy and Politics


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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