I am a Professor of Political Science at Taylor University. I focus on using quantitative methods, primarily experimental, to study political information processing. My current research focuses on settling the question of how the public responds to the use of deception as a political strategy. I also have interests in public opinion and behavior research, research methodology, and political psychology. I’m originally from Brookville, IN, and earned my B.A. in Political Science at Purdue University before getting my PhD at the Ohio State University. Now I’m enjoying teaching at Taylor!


In my free time, I enjoy reading history, cooking, boardgames and dog training.