Ph.D. - Political Science
Ohio State University - 2009
The University of Texas School of Law - 2004
Hendrix College - 2001
Experts Judging Experts: Agency Review on a Specialized Court. Law and
Social Inquiry (forthcoming) (with Brett Curry). 2013 - Publication
Explaining the Divergence in Asylum Grant Rates Among Immigration Judges:
An Attitudinal and Cognitive Approach, Law and Policy (forthcoming) (with
Linda Camp Keith and Jennifer Holmes). 2013 - Publication
Describing the State Solicitors General. Judicature 93: 238-246. 2010 - Publication
“Describing the State Solicitors General.” Judicature 93: 238-246. 2010 - Publication
The Federalist Society's Impact on the Federal Judiciary. Political Research Quarterly 62: 366-378 (with Nancy Scherer). 2009 - Publication
Assistant Professor - University of Texas at Dallas [2009–Present]
Experts Judging Experts: The Role of Expertise in Reviewing Agency Decision Making
2010–2010 with Brett Curry. Presented at the 2010 Southern Political Science Association Conference.
State Success in State Supreme Courts.
2008–2008 Presented at the 2008 State Politics Conference.
The Supreme Court, Foreign Law, and its Consequences for Public Support
2007–2007 with Brett Curry. Presented at the 2007 Midwest Political Science Association Conference.
Reassessing the Voting Behavior of Minority and Female Judges on the Federal Bench
2008–2008 with Nancy Scherer and Brett Curry. Presented at the 2008 Midwest Political Science Association Conference.
Understanding Subject Matter Expertise on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, with Brett Curry
2010–2010 Presented at the 2010 Midwest Political Science Association Conference.
GRANTS, AWARDS AND HONORS
Regents Outstanding Teaching Award, EPPS Nominee, Tenure-track, 2012
APSA Travel Grant, American Political Science Association, 2008.
Prestage-Cook Travel Grant, Southern Political Science Association, 2008.
Dissertation Improvement Grant, Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship, Ohio State University, 2008 (University-wide competition).
Graduate Fellow, American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2007-2008.
University Fellowship, The Ohio State University, 2004-2005.
Member, Texas Law Review, 2002-2003.
Dean's Achievement Award, University of Texas School of Law, Social Science and the Law, 2004.
PROFESSIONAL, UNIVERSITY, & DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE
Program Committee, Political Science Program, UT Dallas 2009-2011
Committee on Effective Teaching, EPPS, UT Dallas 2010-2012
Moot Court Judging, UT Dallas, 2009-2011
Reviewer, Oxford University Press, Routledge Press, American Politics
Research, State Politics and Policy Quarterly
PROFESSIONAL AND DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE
- Program Committee, Political Science Program, UT Dallas 2009-2011