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I am an Assistant Professor of Research at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs.


I received my PhD in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, focusing on public law and American politics. The Government Department at UT Austin has nominated my dissertation for the E.E. Schattschneider and Walter Dean Burnham Dissertation Awards.


I'm currently pursuing two book projects. The first, currently under contract at the University Press of Kansas, examines Dwight Eisenhower's leadership of the 1956 Federal Highway Act. The second, on demagogues in the American constitutional order, is an extension of my dissertation research.