I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Houston. Previously, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Government at Georgetown University. In 2011-2013, I was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy, located at the University of California, Berkeley. Before that, I was an Assistant Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy in the University of Chicago.

My CV is here.

The major parts of my research agenda are linked above. You can find my Google Scholar citations here, and my SSRN page here (with my working papers).

I occasionally blog about issues of the day as they touch upon my research here. Or you can follow me on Twitter.

Visit the American Legislatures website, which has my state legislative ideology data for all 50 states–at the state and individual legislator level–for 1993-2014. A new data release was posted on June 2015, extending and cleaning the data substantially.

You can also download my scores for the 2012 congressional candidates.