I am an Instructor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland and a Political Science Adjunct Instructor at Gettysburg College. I am completing my Ph.D. requirements in Government and Politics at the University of Maryland and will defend my dissertation in Spring 2018. I hold an M.A. from the same program and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of St. Thomas.
My research uses a political psychology approach to examine civil resistance, human rights, and environmental politics, and I recently co-authored an article on OpenGlobalRights describing the relationship between political ideology and human rights attitudes. 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 seven years of university-level experience in the classroom and teach courses on civil resistance, human rights, comparative politics, environmental politics, political theory, American politics, and quantitative political science methodology.
- MA Government and Politics, University of Maryland
- BA Political Science, University of St. Thomas
Department of Government and Politics