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. Prior to arriving at UB in the Fall of 2014, I taught at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. 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. My work appears in places such as the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Journal of Legal Analysis, and Law and Society Review.

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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