About Me

Welcome. I'm an Associate Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University. I primarily study sources of change in American party politics, with an emphasis on how the American mass public and its leaders respond to each other over time. I am also interested in applying election science findings to make Michigan elections cheaper and better. See below for where I am most active right now. I am originally from outside Grand Rapids, Michigan. I then got my PhD at Ohio State, and now happily live with my wife and three children in Lansing, where olive burgers are a wonderful thing.

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