I am a Chancellor's Fellow and Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Department of Government and Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland). I previously served as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the SFB 884 Collaborative Research Center on the "Political Economy of Reforms" at the University of Mannheim (Mannheim, Germany). I completed by Ph.D. at the University of Iowa where I studied comparative politics, political institutions and quantitative methods. My research and teaching interests specialize in comparative politics, intra-party politics, parties and elections, legislative behavior, public policy, text analysis and European Politics. For additional information and links to my recent publications, working papers or my broader research agenda check out my Research page.