Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Effective Lawmaking.
I study how to make change in Washington, with emphases on how interest groups influence Congress’s legislative agenda and how legislators’ backgrounds, interactions, and resources encourage them to more or less effectively advance their legislation. I also have an interest in quantitative research methods, including ideal point estimation and network analysis. I teach courses in US politics and political institutions, advocacy, and research methods.
As a result of November’s mid-term elections, the national government will transition from a unified government, in which members of the Republican Party control the House, Senate, and the White… Read More