Hello, and welcome to my page.  I’m a political scientist at the University of North Texas. Most of my research explores the relationship between religion and legislative policymaking. Focusing on Ireland and the United States, I also study clergy as political elites.  I’m currently finishing up a book on LGBT politics. Of course, my teaching interests overlap with my research interests. Beyond American and Texas Government, I most frequently offer courses on the U.S. Congress and religion and politics.

My office hours for the upcoming semester will be Wednesdays, 9.00-10.00a, Thursdays 1.00-3.00p, and by appointment.

In fall 2015, I am teaching Israeli Politics (advanced undergrad) and Scope and Methods (grad seminar).