Welcome. I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at New College of Florida. I study how the social, political, and geographic contexts in which individuals are embedded structure their political choices, preferences, and behavior, and teach courses on political behavior, American politics, and quantitative social science.
I also teach a wide variety of tutorials. If you're interested in completing a tutorial with me, I recommend taking one of my classes on a related topic first and then approaching me about a tutorial extending work from the class. If you are interested in writing a thesis with me, please see here for advice and topic ideas.
- The Political Behavior Lab, an undergraduate research lab at New College of Florida focused on political behavior in Florida and elsewhere.
See all papers and conference presentations on my research page.
- "Political and Social Discussion Network Survey Items Are Not Interchangeable" (with Jack K. Belk Jr.) 2023. Journal of Experimental Political Science.
- "The crowding of social distancing: How social context and interpersonal connections affect individual responses to the coronavirus" (with Debra Leiter and Beth Vonnahme.) 2021. Social Science Quarterly.
- "Echoing Certainty in Uncertain Times: Network Partisan Agreement and the Quality of Citizen Forecasts in the 2015 Canadian Election" (with Debra Leiter and Mary Stegmaier.) 2020. Electoral Studies.
- "From Respondents to Networks: Bridging the Gap between Individuals, Discussants, and the Network in the Study of Political Discussion" (with Matthew T. Pietryka, Dan Maliniak, Patrick Miller, Ronald Rapoport, and Robert Huckfeldt.) 2018. Political Behavior.
- "Third Parties, Turnout, and Social Influence: Why Third Party Entry May Decrease Turnout in Plurality Systems" (with Debra Leiter and Joel Bremson). 2017. Proceedings of the 2017 Annual Conference of the Computational Social Science Society of the Americas.
- "Social Connectedness and Political Behavior." 2017. Research & Politics.
- "Noise, Bias, and Expertise in Political Communication Networks" (with Robert Huckfeldt and Matthew T. Pietryka). 2014. Social Networks.