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 on American political institutions, public policy, 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, power and influence of business and labor, economic development policy, barriers to participation, and political and economic inequality.
My research has been published in Political Research Quarterly, State Politics & Policy Quarterly, American Politics Research, Journal of Public Policy, Administration & Society, Interest Groups & Advocacy, and Economic Development Quarterly.
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