Department of Political Science
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W. College Ave.
St. Peter, MN 56082
I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. I earned my B.A in Political Science and Sociology at Linfield College in Oregon and my M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Washington in Seattle. My fields of study are American politics (in particular, religious interest groups), political communication and public policy. My research examines the role of religious interest groups in mediated policy deliberations.
POL 344: Interest Groups in American Politics (Senior Seminar)
American politics—Interest groups—Faith politics—Political communication—Public policy—Gender and politics
Selling Arguments: Religious Interest Group Strategy and Success in Mediated Political Debates (Dissertation Abstract)
Gender, Faith, and the American Presidency
Research / Professional Links
Ad Critic - Archive of television advertisements online
Open Secrets - indexes campaign donations
Religion Data Archive - Data about religion and American politics
Television News Archive - Vanderbilt's archive of television news coverage
Campaign Polls especially focused on the electoral college impacts
Campaign advertisements from Ease History. Great resource for viewing old ads.