My first book, Congress and U.S. Veterans: From the GI Bill to the VA Crisis (Praeger 2018) investigated the differences between legislative efforts and lip service paid to veterans by members of the US Congress. My research has been published in Political Analysis, Political Behavior, Congress & the Presidency, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Politics & Policy, Politics & Gender, The Journal of Gender Studies, Energy Economics, The Legislative Scholar as well as in popular outlets including the New York Times, The Washington Post, FiveThirtyEight, ProPublica, Roll Call, The New York Post, NBC News, the LSE USCentre, and The Hill.
I hold a PhD in Government from New York University. As an associate professor of political science at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, my focus revolves around political communication and participation.
I am a frequent contributor to blogs, podcasts, newspapers, magazines, and other outlets about both parenting and politics:
Want to get more comfortable in the classroom? I lead small and large group teacher training seminars to show classroom discussion techniques. I've been hired by school districts and teacher associations to work with first time and veteran teachers. Working with teachers is one of my favorite things to do. If you're interested in hosting a training in your setting, reach out and let's put something together.