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I am currently an assistant professor in the department of political science at Michigan State University where I began working in the Summer of 2016.  Before coming to MSU, I was an assistant professor at Texas Tech for three years.  I received my PhD from Washington University in St. Louis, and also served as an APSA Congressional Fellow in 2012-2013 working for Senator Claire McCaskill's office in Washington, D.C. 

My research and teaching interests primarily concern American political institutions with a particular emphasis on the U.S. presidency, Congress, bureaucracy, and the interaction of all three.  Specifically, my research has focused on the use of presidential signing statements, strategic delay in the executive nominations process, the development of Senate procedure, and some work on energy and environmental policy.

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