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Education

  • PhD, Political Science, The Johns Hopkins University, May 2022

  • MA, Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, May 2006

  • BA, Political Science, The College of Wooster, May 2004, Magna Cum Laude

Publications

  • “The Idea of Blight in Baltimore,” in How Ideas Shape Urban Political Development, Richardson Dilworth and Timothy P.R. Weaver, editors, The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020

Teaching and Advising Experience

Drexel University, Assistant Teaching Professor (2022-Present)

  • American Political Development

  • Constitutional Law (3-course series)

  • Gentrify This! Cities, Space & Power    

  • Introduction to American Government (both in-person and online)

  • Introduction to Political Science (both in-person and online)

  • State & Local Government

Gettysburg College, Visiting Assistant Professor (2020 – 2021)

  • Race and American Political Institutions


Johns Hopkins University, PhD Candidate (2013-2022)


Undergraduate Coordinator (2016-2020)

•   Provided a 125-student major with academic planning and guidance, including evaluations for transfer students that resulted in a 100% graduation rate for enrolled transfers

Instructor (2016-2020) 

 

•   Gentrify This! Baltimore & Social Policy 

•   Cities, Space & Power 

Teaching Assistant

•   Democracy and the American City (with Lester Spence)

•  Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Social Policy (with Adam Sheingate)
 

Conference Presentations

  • “Spatial Orders in American Political Development: Zoning in Baltimore, 1913-1940,” Consortium on the American Political Economy, Summer Academy, June 2022, Cambridge, MA

  • “Spatial Orders in Municipal Institutional Development: Zoning in Baltimore, 1913-1940,” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, October 2021, Seattle, WA

  • “Renewing Through Smoke: The Municipal Origins of Pollution Control,” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 2018, Boston, MA

  • “Space is the Place: Spatial Orders and Municipal Institutional Development,” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 2017, San Francisco, CA

  • “Make the City Live: Blight, Race, and Urban Governance,” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 2016, Philadelphia, PA

  • “Assembled in Detroit: The Production of the Post-Industrial American City,” Presented at the annual Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship Conference, The Johns Hopkins University, May 2014

Awards

  • Dean's Teaching Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, 2018

  • Malcolm H. Laucheimer Fellowship in the History of Political Science, 2017-2018

  • Susan B. Clarke Young Scholar Award, Urban Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, 2017

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Drexel University, 2022 - Present

  • Freelance Writer and Editor, 2007 - Present

  • Senior Copywriter, Organic, Inc. February 2012 - August 2013

  • Marketing Strategist, Brand Labs, 2011 - 2012

  • PR & Marketing Associate, Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, 2009 - 2011

  • Project Manager, Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, 2006 - 2007