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  • Ph.D.(Political Science), The Ohio State University 2011. Major: American Politics, Minor: Political Psychology.
  • M.A.(Political Science), The Ohio State University 2008.
  • B.A.(Government, English), Connecticut College 2006. Majors: Government, English.
Professional Experience:
  • Graduate Teaching Associate, The Ohio State University, 2009-2011
  • Graduate Research Associate, The Ohio State University, 2007-2008
Professional Organizations:
  • The American Political Science Association
  • The Midwest Political Science Association
Awards and Recognition:
  • Henry R. Spencer Award for Best Dissertation in The Ohio State University’s Department of Political Science (2010-2011 Academic Year), Awarded Fall 2011
  • Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) Survey Experiment Funding, Awarded Winter 2010
  • Randall Ripley Graduate Research Grant from The Ohio State University’s Department of Political Science, Awarded Winter 2010
  • University Fellowship from The Ohio State University’s Department of Political Science, Awarded Fall 2006
Published Works & Presentations:
  • "Social Issues, Authoritarianism, and Ideological Conceptualization: How Policy Dimensions and Psychological Factors Influence Ideological Labeling." 2012. Political Psychology 33(4): 531-552.
  • "In the Eye of the Beholder: Motivated Reasoning in Disputed Elections" (with Kyle C. Kopko, Sarah McKinnon Bryner, Jeffrey Budziak, and Steven P. Nawara). 2011. Political Behavior 33(2): 271-290.
  • "The Vice Presidential Home State Advantage, Reconsidered: Analyzing the Interactive Effect of Home State Population and Political Experience, 1884-2008" (with Kyle C. Kopko). 2011. Presidential Studies Quarterly 41(1): 1-17.
  • "Racial Attitude Effects in the 2008 Presidential Election: Examining the Unconventional Factors Shaping Vote Choice in a Most Unconventional Election" (with Herbert F. Weisberg). Electoral Studies 29(4): 569-581.
  • "Partisan Defection and Change in the 2008 US Presidential Election" (with Herbert F. Weisberg). 2010. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties 20(2): 213-240.
Favorite Subject-Related Links: Favorite Scripture Verse:

2 Corinthians 4: 16-18

16 Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. 17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now, rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. (NLT)

Past jobs and/or current hobbies unrelated to your profession:

Time with my wife Trudy and son Hayes; Cleveland Indians baseball; reading presidential biographies and other history books; my on-going quest to visit the official home/museum of each U.S. president (20 down so far).

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