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About Me

The unifying purpose of my research is to understand the different parts of the American constitutional system in light of the overall health of the American regime. I call this a diagnostic approach to the study of politics, which entails answering both normative and empirical questions: I study American institutions in historical context with a view to uncovering their purposes, and assessing their functionality in light of those purposes.  

I received my PhD in Government from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020.

Before coming to the University of Missouri, I taught at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs and Williams College.

I am on the Executive Board of the American Political Thought APSA Section, and I am serving as a Division Chair for American Political Thought at the 2024 APSA Conference.

I am also on the Executive Board of the Alumni Association of Saint George's School (Spokane, WA), where I graduated in 2011.

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