I am currently a visiting faculty member in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University and will start as an Assistant Professor at TTU in Fall 2017. I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of Georgia. My research focuses on American political institutions with an emphasis on Congress, the presidency, American political development, and separation of powers. I have published or forthcoming articles in journals such as Journal of PoliticsLegislative Studies Quarterly, and Political Research Quarterly