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Teaching


Teaching

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Teaching


Teaching

Teaching has always been central to my vocational identity.

At Georgetown and elsewhere, I've taught courses in Humanities, Comparative Politics, American Politics, and Media and Politics. I have also assisted Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne and evangelical activist Jim Wallis with their courses at Georgetown. Before moving to Washington, I taught at the middle school, high school, and community college levels. In the D.C. area, I have taught classes for American University, Marymount University, and James Madison University.

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Research


Research Projects

Research


Research Projects

i have ongoing data projects and working papers in the fields of political behavior, public opinion, and money in politics. my current research includes the following:

  • Religious interest groups

  • Determinants of clergy political activism

  • The role of seminary in clergy ideology formation

  • Evangelicals' attitudes toward birth control

  • Religion as a determinant of political knowledge

  • Campaign spending and the quality of democracy

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Dissertation


Dissertation

Dissertation


Dissertation

I am writing a dissertation on religious elites in American politics.

My dissertation committee includes Clyde Wilcox, Michele Swers, and E.J. Dionne. I will Graduate in May 2018.