IMG_0491I’m an assistant professor of political science at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.  I received my M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. (2012) from Columbia University.  I previously taught at Bard College.  My major research interests are the presidency, and the role of religion in American politics.  My first book, God Wills It: Presidents and the Political Use of Religion, was recently released. I have also published work on presidential campaign management.

I grew up outside of Hartford, CT.  I attended the University of Pennsylvania as an undergrad.  And when I’m not thinking about politics, I enjoy exercising, cooking, pop culture (in particular the TV show “The Bachelor”), men’s fashion, and cheering on my beloved Miami Dolphins.

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