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I'm an assistant professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University. My research interests include the U.S. presidency, executive branch politics, regulation, and public administration. My research appears in The Journal of Politics, Public Administration Review, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Public Policy. My work has been covered by The Washington Post, the Federal Times, and featured on the The Science of Politics podcast.


Prior to beginning graduate study, I worked as a bank examiner for two regional banks in the Federal Reserve System and the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions. I also worked as a Graduate Intern Analyst on the Financial Markets and Community Investment Team at the United States Government Accountability Office. I received my Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, and I earned a Master of Public Administration from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin.

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