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.