I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Oklahoma State University. I received my Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016.
I teach and research topics in public policy and administration, American political institutions, and methodology. Specifically, I am interested in why some interests have more access and influence in state-level policymaking institutions, and how this affects the content, efficacy, and diffusion of public policies across the states. Specific topics of focus are state legislatures, policy diffusion, group access and influence, barriers to participation, economic development and labor policy, and political and economic inequality.
My research has been published in State Politics & Policy Quarterly, Journal of Public Policy, Political Research Quarterly, Administration & Society, American Politics Research, Interest Groups & Advocacy, and Economic Development Quarterly.
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