Research Areas
  • Congress: Electoral Politics and Institutional Development
  • Presidency: Policymaking Powers, Congressional Relations, and Party Politics
  • American Political Development: Electoral Institutions and Political Parties

Selected Publications

  • Electoral Incentives in Congress. 2018. University of Michigan Press, with Jamie L. Carson
  • "Congressional Candidates in an Era of Party Ballots." 2017. Journal of Politics 79(2): 534-545, with Jamie Carson 
  • "Electoral Reform and Changes in Legislative Behavior: Adoption of the Secret Ballot in Congressional Elections." 2015. Legislative Studies Quarterly 40(1): 83-110, with Jamie L. Carson 

  • "Public Attitudes Toward Presidential Veto Powers." 2018. Research & Politics 5(1): 1-6, with Ryan D. Williamson
  • "The Logic of Presidential Signing Statements." 2013. Political Research Quarterly 66(1): 141-153, with Ian Ostrander 

Selected Work In Progress
  • The U.S. Senate and American Political Development (Book Project)
  • "The Appearance of Congressional Leaders in Campaign Advertisements", with Kevin K. Banda
  • "What did the POTUS Say?", with Iñaki Sagarzazu and James P. Bassett
  • "Constituent Evaluations Over the Electoral Cycle", with Ryan D. Williamson