Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Jack J. Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston. Previously, I was 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.
Broadly speaking, I am interested in questions examining the news media and politics, and I often draw on my past experiences working at CNN to enhance this research agenda. I also study questions related to gender and politics. My work has been published in The Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, Political Communication, Public Opinion Quarterly, and other academic journals. It has also been supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.