Academic Title

Associate Professor, Political Science & Public Policy

Additional Title

Pre-Law Advisor

Research Interests
  • American Politics
  • Constitutional Law
  • Ethics and Public Policy
  • Political and Democratic Theory
  • Privacy
  • Religion and Politics
Research Summary

My research focuses on constitutional law, American politics and political theory. In particular, I examine the relationship between democracy and First Amendment rights. I also have interests in the relationship among religion and politics, city politics and the right to privacy in American law.

  • Ph.D., Political Science, Brown University
  • A.M., Political Science, Brown University
  • M.T.S., Theology and Ethics, Duke University
  • B.A., Religion, Haverford College
Areas of Expertise
  • American Political Thought
  • American Politics
  • Constitutional Law
  • First Amendment
  • Political Theory