I am an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the University of Nevada, Reno. My research focuses on bridging organizational and policy theories through the lenses of local government, technology, and civic engagement. I teach courses in our Master of Public Administration program and undergraduate political science curriculum.
I am the director of the Local Governance Lab, a research and collaboration hub for local governance in Nevada and beyond.
We construct novel datasets from government records, develop typologies from those datasets, and use various methods (quantitative, computational, and qualitative) to better understand the organizations that produce them.
I live in Reno with my partner, Nate, and our dogs, Rainier, and Walter. I am a proud civic geek who has served on several local government boards and neighborhood groups. Let's have a Zoom chat!