I am an associate professor of political science at Brigham Young University; a faculty scholar with BYU's Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy; and the 2018-2021 Mollie and Karl Butler Young Scholar at the Redd Center for Western Studies. 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 three 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.