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Professor of Political Science

Year Joined RCNJ: 2005

Contact Information

Education:

  • B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph.D. University of Texas

Courses Offered:

  • American Government
  • Political Methodology
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Political Behavior
  • Military, Politics, and Society

Teaching Interests:

  • American government
  • Elections
  • Voter Behavior
  • Research Methods

Research Interests:

  • Elections and Electoral Behavior
  • Political Participation
  • Military veterans

Scholarly Activity:

  • “Experimental Methods in Military and Veteran Studies.” 2014. In Soeters, J., Shields, P. M., and Rietjens, B. (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Military Studies. New York: Routledge.
  • “Military Experience in Elections and Perceptions of Issue Competence: An Experimental Study with Television Ads,” 2013. Armed Forces & Society. 39(3): 415-433.
  • “Conventional and Distinctive Policy Preferences of Early Twenty-First-Century Veterans.” 2012. In Ortiz, S. (ed.), Veterans’ Policy, Veterans’ Politics. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida.
  • “Barack Obama’s ‘American’ Problem: Unhyphenated Americans in the 2008 Elections,” (with Brian Arbour). 2011. Social Science Quarterly. 92(3): 563-587.
  • “Orphan Counties and the Effect of Irrelevant Information on Turnout in Statewide Races,” (with Keena Lipsitz). 2010. Political Communication. 27(2): 178-198.
  • “Probing the Reds and Blues: Sectionalism and Voter Location in the 2000 and 2004 U.S Presidential Elections,” (with Seth McKee). 2009. Political Geography. 28(8): 484-495
  • “Conscription vs. Security?: Georgian Military Institution Building and NATO Enlargement, 1991-2008,” (with Julie George). 2008 European Security 17 (2 & 3): 339-366
  • “Enduring Effects of the Uniform: Previous Military Experience and Voting Turnout.” 2006. Political Research Quarterly. 59(4): 601-607.
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