I am a Lecturer in the Department of Government and Politics. I recently completed my Ph.D. in Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. I hold an M.A. from the same program, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Saint Thomas.
My research uses a political psychology approach to examine civil resistance, human rights, and environmental politics. My co-authored article examining the relationship between political ideology and human rights attitudes appeared on OpenGlobalRights (2017). I am a recipient of the Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship (2016), the James F. Hoobler Fellowship (2016) for public policy research, and my co-authored work won the Donald C. Piper Award (2015 and 2016) for the best graduate student paper in the Government and Politics Department.
I have over eight years of experience teaching at the university-level and teach a variety of courses in each of the Political Science subfields. I have taught at the University of Maryland, Gettysburg College, and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.
- PhD Government and Politics, University of Maryland
- MA Government and Politics, University of Maryland
- BA Political Science, University of St. Thomas