I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans, and my research focuses on topics in program evaluation, public management, and public finance.

My recent projects examine the location decisions of charter schools and the influence of charter schools on school district efficiency. I also investigate the ways in which New Orleans education reforms affect expenditure levels and patterns. Focusing on nationwide education finance policies, my work also analyzes the impact of school finance reforms and tax and expenditure limits on school district funding, as well as the effect of recessions on school district revenues.

I received my Ph.D. in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. I also hold a Master of Public Administration from the University of Connecticut and a Diploma from the University of Potsdam, Germany.