Welcome to my website. I am an associate professor of political science at the University of New Mexico (UNM). I received my Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in 2004 and arrived at UNM the following year, where I teach and conduct research in the field of American politics. I am currently our department's internship coordinator, and serve on the UNM Athletic Council, UNM Faculty Senate, and selection committee of the Fred Harris Congressional Internship Program. I also serve on the executive board of the Legislative Studies Section of the of the American Political Science Association.