I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Florida. My research focuses on political engagement, election campaigns, voter decision-making, and how the economy affects public health. I am currently investigating what people learn about presidents and presidential candidates over time despite changes in the news media environment as well as the differences in how people evaluate local and national political candidates respectively.
My work has been published in Political Research Quarterly, Political Behavior, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Journal of Affective Disorders, and the Chapman Law Review. I teach courses on American government and political behavior. I have a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago. Prior to coming to UNF, I was an Honors Teaching Fellow at the University of Georgia.