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Assistant Professor of Political Science, Oklahoma State University

I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science (American Politics, Research Methods) at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK.

Previously, I was a Science of Science Communication postdoctoral fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center (University of Pennsylvania). I was also based at the Yale Law School, where I was an affiliated postdoctoral scholar at the Cultural Cognition Project.

I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, where I was also a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow and Doctoral Dissertation Fellow.

My research focuses on a wide range of topics related to American politics, public opinion, science communication, and both health and environmental policy. I am especially interested in identifying the social and political determinants of anti-science attitudes, and investigating their policy impact. I am also broadly interested in designing communication strategies that promote effective engagement between the public and the scientific community on politically contentious issues.


  • 2019–present
    Assistant professor, Oklahoma State University
  • 2018–2019
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2018–2019
    Affiliated postdoctoral researcher, Yale Law School


  • 2018 
    University of Minnesota, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2013 
    Wesleyan University, Bachelor of Arts

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Doctoral Dissertation Fellow
    Funding Source:
    University of Minnesota
  • 2014
    Graduate Research Fellow
    Funding Source:
    National Science Foundation