I am now at Temple University. My current website is HERE.


I am currently an Assistant Professor at Temple University. seminarI joined the Political Science Department in July 2016, and earned my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florida in 2016. My current website is HERE.

My research interests fall broadly into the field of state politics and policies, in addition to executive-legislative relations. My research on policy diffusion, executive orders and transgender rights has appeared in several scholarly outlets, including Political Research Quarterly, Journal of Public Policy, Administration & Society and an edited volume on transgender rights and politics from the University of Michigan Press. I have received research support from the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.


  • Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Florida
  • Master of Arts in Political Science, University of Florida
  • Master of Public Administration, Texas State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Texas A&M University

Research and Teaching Interests

My research and teaching interests are on state politics, executive politics, policy diffusion, political parties, interest groups, and LGBT public policy.

Contact Information

Office Hours: Mondays/Wednesdays: 9:30-10:30 am and by appointment
Office: 006 Anderson Hall

Mailing Address

University of Florida
Department of Political Science
234 Anderson Hall
P.O. Box 117325
Gainesville, FL 32611