I am an associate professor of political science at Brigham Young University and a faculty scholar with BYU's Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy. I completed a PhD at UC San Diego in 2008.
My research leverages differences among the American states to draw broader inferences about governance. You may download my CV or view my Google Scholar profile. I teach courses on state politics, public lands, Utah government, and American politics generally.
My wife, Janelle, is a full-time mom, part-time harpist, and all-time rockstar. We have four boys whose awesomeness defies description. If I'm not in the office or wrangling the kids, you can usually find me wandering the mountains. Actually, usually you can't. That's sort of the point.