I am an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University at Buffalo, SUNY and a Research Fellow at the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy. My research agenda focuses on judicial politics with particular attention to gleaning insights into legal development from the content of judicial opinions and other legal texts through the use of computational text analytic techniques. My work appears in places such as the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Journal of Legal Analysis, Law and Society Review, and Justice System Journal.

I completed my Ph.D in Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis in 2013. Before beginning my doctoral studies I earned my B.A. summa cum laude in History from Huntington University, my J.D. with high distinction from Ohio Northern University, and a Master's Degree in Political Science from the University of Toledo.

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