I am an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University at Buffalo, SUNY and a Research Fellow at the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy. My research agenda focuses on judicial politics with particular attention to gleaning insights into legal development from the content of judicial opinions through the use of computational text analytic techniques. I completed my Ph.D in Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis in 2013. Before beginning my doctoral studies I earned my B.A. summa cum laude in History from Huntington University, my J.D. with high distinction from Ohio Northern University, and a Master's Degree in Political Science from the University of Toledo.

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