Senior Lecturer in Political Science
Director of Recruitment for the David T. Kearns Center
- Harkness Hall 335
- Tues. 2:30-3:30
PhD, Ohio State, 2002. African-American and minority politics, political representation, voting rights and redistricting, legislative politics, and political participation. Research examines the substantive and symbolic representation of black interests in Congress as well as minority agenda-setting on the national level. Co-author with William D. Anderson and Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier of "The Keys to Legislative Success in the U.S. House of Representatives," Legislative Studies Quarterly (2003). Also co-author of Countervailing Forces: Exploring the Macro-Dynamics of Black Political Participation in the Post-Civil Rights Era, with Fredrick C. Harris and Brian McKenzie (Cambridge University Press, 2006). Teaches courses in American politics and African-American politics. Director of the Washington Semester Program, student adviser, core faculty member of the Center for the Study of African-American Politics, and associate member of the Frederick Douglass Institute and the Susan B. Anthony Institute.