Assistant Professor of Political Communication, LSU
I am an assistant professor of political communication in the Manship School of Mass Communication and the Political Science Department at Louisiana State University. I received my Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2015, and my B.A. in political science from Boston College in May 2009.
I study American government and political communication, with an emphasis on political behavior, campaign strategy, and the media. My research has been published in Journal of Communication, Political Communication, Perspectives on Politics, American Politics Research, Social Science Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, PLoS ONE, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, and Journal of Political Marketing.
My first book, co-authored with Matthew P. Hitt and Johanna L. Dunaway, is under review and under advance contract with Cambridge University Press as part of the forthcoming series Elements in Politics and Communication.
I have also written for FiveThirtyEight, The Washington Post, Vox, The Conversation, Nieman Journalism Lab, and Scientific American.
You can visit my Google Scholar profile here.