I am an associate professor at the University of Utah's Department of Political Science and Director of the Programs of Public Affairs. My research examines public policy and administration across a range of contexts, from organic food regulation to collective action among climbers.

I teach classes in public policy theory, policy analysis, research design, and governance and the economy.

About | Curriculum Vitae


Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science
University of Utah

Director, Programs of Public Affairs
University of Utah


Ph.D. Public Affairs, 2016
University of Colorado Denver

Master of Public Administration, 2010
University of Colorado Denver

B.A. in Sociology, 2006
B.S. in Psychology, 2006
Colorado State University

Select Recognitions

Theodore Lowi Award for best article published in Policy Studies Journal, with S. Siddiki (lead author), T. Heikkila, C. Weible, R. Pachego-Vega, C. Curley, A. Deslatte, & A. Bennett, American Political Science Association (APSA) Public Policy Section, 2023

Advancing Equity & Connecting Communities Award, College of Social & Behavioral Science, University of Utah, 2022-2023

Early Career Teaching Award, University of Utah, 2021-2022

Founders’ Fellow, American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), 2017

Emerging Scholar, Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, & Administration (NASPAA), 2015