I am an associate professor and associate chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  I teach undergraduate courses on constitutional law, the Constitution and democracy, the New Deal, and baseball and politics. I previously served on the faculty at Indiana University, IUPUI and held an appointment as a visiting professor at the Universidad Panamericana School of Law in Mexico City.  I graduated with an A.B. magna cum laude and high honors in Government from the College of William and Mary and received an M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas, Austin.

My research examines public attitudes towards constitutions, and I have secondary interests in constitutional theory and judicial behavior.  My work has been published in the American Political Science Review, Political Research Quarterly, and Law & Society Review.  My first book, The Social Foundations of Constitutional Innovation (co-authored with Joseph Cozza, and David Armstrong) will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2025.  I am also working on a book manuscript analyzing how public opinion influenced the New Deal constitutional revolution.