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PhD, University of Chicago, 1991
MA, University of Chicago, 1985
BA, Brigham Young University, 1983
Political Research Methods: An Applied Approach. Under review, CQ Press.
Professional Pathways to the Presidency. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
“Predicting Revolt: Fragility Indexes and the Level of Violence and Instability in the Arab Spring,” Terrorism and Political Violence (July):1-26. (co-authors Kevin Buterbaugh and Costel Calin) , 2015.
Statistics for Political Analysis: Understanding the Numbers. Los Angeles: CQ Press/Sage Publications, 2014.
“The Luck of the Irish: Sampling Green M&Ms.” Chapter 1 in Research Methods Through Active Learning Beth Skott and Masjo Ward eds. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2012.
TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Leadership, Decision Theory, Elections, Voting Behavior, Democratic Theory, Collective Action, Civil Rights Movement, Race and Ethnicity, American Politics, Statistics, Research Methods
PSC 150 - Thinking about Politics
PSC 322 - Elections and Voting in American Politics
PSC 326 - Race and Ethnicity in American Politics
PSC 329 - Political Participation
PSC 350 - Public Leadership
PSC 365 - Research Methods in Political Science
PSC 367 - Quantitative Analysis of Political Data