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 American politics, public policy, and methodology. I am interested in why some groups have more access and influence in the policymaking process, and how this affects the content, efficacy, and diffusion of public policies. Specific topics of focus are lobbying, campaign finance, state legislatures, policy diffusion, economic policy, and the politics of economic inequality.
My research has been published in Political Research Quarterly, State Politics & Policy Quarterly, American Politics Research, Administration & Society, Interest Groups & Advocacy, and Economic Development Quarterly.
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