I am an assistant professor of political science at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and a faculty scholar at the Center for the study of Elections and Democracy. My research focuses on the causes and consequences of ideology in American politics - among both elected officials and the public. I received my PhD in politics from Princeton University in 2014. My dissertation was awarded the 2015 Carl Albert Award for the best dissertation in the study of legislative politics. I have also published chapters in a variety of edited volumes and scholarly articles in the The American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, Political Analysis, Public Opinion Quarterly, and others. I enjoy living in Utah, and as you will see, much of my website features the amazing beauty of the state.