Welcome! I’m an Assistant Professor of Political Science and pre-law adviser at Fort Lewis College in beautiful Durango, Colorado. I specialize in public law, courts and American political development. In 2014, I received my PhD in government from Cornell University after obtaining a B.A. in political science and history from Boston College.
In 2016, I became the only Faculty in Residence on campus, a role that allows me to interact with students outside the classroom to build community and to help freshman transition to college life. As part of that mission, I have created an interdisciplinary Welcome to Your Life! speaker series. Previous talks have included a diverse set of ideas and words of wisdom for students.
Have a look through my site, and you’ll find information about my teaching and my research. I study how the U.S Supreme Court’s constitutional interpretation influences the size and strength of the American federal government.