Welcome to my website. I am a PhD Candidate (ABD) in political science at George Mason University's Schar School of Policy & Government just outside Washington, DC. My dissertation looks at the impact of populism on parties and party systems in several Western democracies. I also teach courses in American politics, political philosophy, and comparative politics at Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (currently Tunxis CC). And, I serve as managing editor for Congress & the Presidency, published by American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies.