Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University in 2017 with specializations in political communication, political psychology, and experimental methods.
Broadly speaking, I am interested in questions related to the media and politics, and I often draw on my past experiences working at CNN to enhance this research agenda. My primary work examines how political advantage and disadvantage derived from electoral conditions affect news consumption. I study this question using a variety of data sets including local partisan newspaper circulations, cable news channels’ prime-time audiences, survey data, and original experimental data. My work has been supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.