Welcome!

IMG_0491I am 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, religion and politics, and American political development.  My first book, God Wills It: Presidents and the Political Use of Religion, will be released in the fall of 2014.  I have also published my work on presidential campaign management in the past.  On this site, you will find more information about both this research and about my teaching record and ideas.

Prior to attending Columbia, 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, pop culture (in particular the TV show “The Bachelor”), men’s fashion, and cheering on my beloved Miami Dolphins.

Thanks for visiting and please don’t hesitate to contact me with comments!