I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University. I received my Ph.D. in 2004 from the Department of Politics at New York University. Prior to this, I received an M.A. in French Studies from the Institute of French Studies at New York University and an M.Phil. in European Politics and Society from Oxford University. I have also taught at Florida State University and the University of Iowa.
My research focuses on political representation. In addition to articles in a variety of journals, I have also published a textbook on comparative politics, Principles of Comparative Politics. I am currently working on two research projects. The first looks at negative campaigning in a multi-party context, while the second involves a book project on interaction models. In addition to serving as chair of APSA’s section on Representation and Electoral Systems (2011-2013), I am also a member of the executive board for the Making Electoral Democracy Work project led by André Blais at the University of Montreal and the advisory board for the Electoral Integrity Project led by Pippa Norris at Harvard University. I have also served on the editorial boards for the American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, and the Journal of Politics. My research has been funded by Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. More information can be found on my Google scholar profile.