Hello and thanks for stopping by!

I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at North Central College in Naperville, IL and a Visiting Scholar at the American Bar Foundation.

I study the organization and impact of civil legal institutions in the United States, from the perspectives of Congress, organizations that deliver civil legal services, and the individuals accessing those services.

I am also interested in the socialization processes of the legal profession, and how socialization influences the decision making of judges, as well as the interactions between Congress and the judiciary at both the individual and institutional level.