I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Kent State University. I received my PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion. I study comparative social justice and inequality issues using formal theory, quantitative, and qualitative methods. My past and current research examines social justice and inequality issues in areas such as criminal justice, immigration, healthcare, leadership, and elections in the United States, and the global south, i.e., Africa and Brazil.
Prior to joining Kent State, I completed a postdoctoral fellowship and a visiting assistant professor position at the Center for Black Studies Research, University of California, Santa Barbara and the Department of Political Science, Oklahoma State University, respectively.