I'm an assistant professor in the Program of Public Affairs at the University of Utah's Department of Political Science. Much of my research examines how organic food is regulated in the U.S., but I study a range of other topics, from child welfare services to how rock climbers self-regulate through community rules and norms. I teach classes in public policy, policy analysis, research design, and the intersection of governance and the economy.



Assistant Professor, Program of Public Affairs

Department of Political Science
University of Utah


Affiliated Faculty, Global Change & Sustainability Center

Member, Scholars Strategy Network 


2017 ASPA Founders' Fellow

2015 NASPAA Staats Emerging Scholar



Gardner Commons Bldg.

260 S. Central Campus Dr.

Dept. of Political Science, Rm 3345

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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