Office Hours: (Fall 2013) Mon 3:30-5:00 PM, Fri 1:30-3:00 PM, and by appointment.
Phone: (413) 545-6182
My research interests include political parties, interest groups, elections, campaign finance, political participation, American state politics, public policy and political reform. I am also the co-editor of The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics and a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Campaign Finance Institute.
Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Courses Taught: American Politics; Political Parties and Elections; Political Participation
Current Projects: I am currently studying how campaign finance laws affect elections, political parties and public policy. In addition, I'm looking at the ways that election laws might boost turnout. I'm also researching the factors that encourage or discourage women to run for office.