BS, Political Science from Indiana State University
My primary area of research is American politics, with an emphasis on Congress. I am currently interested in understanding how congressional staffers supplement congressional capacity to draft legislation and conduct oversight. I also have substantive interests in understanding the contours of political careers of members of Congress.
“Drinking the Tea: The Tea Party Movement and Legislative Agendas in the U.S. Senate.” Forthcoming at Congress & the Presidency (with Carly Schmitt and Chera LaForge).
“Joining the Great Majority: An Analysis of Senate Deaths, 1919-2015.” Forthcoming at Social Science Quarterly (with Theodore J. Masthay and L. Marvin Overby).
“Ambition, Gender, and Legislative Behavior in the U.S. House.” Forthcoming at the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy (with Carly Schmitt).
“Promotion, Protection, and Entrepreneurship: Stakeholder Participation and Policy Change in the 21st Century Cures Initiative.” Politics & Policy (with Nathan Myers and Katherine Runge).