About me: I am an associate professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma and also serve on the faculty for Latinx Studies and Women and Gender Studies. I run the Community Engagement + Experiments Laboratory(CEEL), which I co-founded in 2015. Through CEEL, I also run Oklahoma City's Election Day Exit Poll for presidential and midterm elections, as well as OU's American Federal Government Survey of OU freshmen. For more information about CEEL, check out its website here: ou.edu/ceel. My areas of specialization include immigration, race, religion, and gender in the context of American political behavior. I have expertise as a survey methodologist in the areas of survey and experimental design, and enjoy topics related to the impact of myths (i.e., non-evidence based beliefs and/or attitudes) on attitudes and behavior. In addition to maintaining an active research agenda, I also teach a variety of undergraduate and Ph.D. level courses. For fun, I often lend my support to organizations seeking to increase civic engagement as well as physical and mental health in local communities around the U.S., and sometimes serve as an expert witness for the scientific validation of questionnaires. The Ohio State Ph.D. (2012). Union College NY B.A. (2005).
Personal: I have been my adult height of 5'10" since the age of 11. I remain tall to this day. Rutland, Vermont bred. Clarinet trained. Red Sox apologist.