Deputy Director, August 2012- present
Library of Congress, National and International Outreach
Acting Deputy Director, September 2015 - present
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Assistant Director, Head of Government and Finance Division, July 2009 – August 2012
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Section Research Manager, Congress and Judiciary Section in Government and Finance Division, May 2008 – July 2009
United States Senate
Legislative Assistant specializing in appropriations, defense authorization, small business, defense health, transportation, and science and technology, December 2006 – April 2008
American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship
United States Senate, December 2005-December 2006
George Mason University, Department of Public and International Affairs
Assistant Professor, Government and Politics, Fall 2002-December 2006
George Mason University, Department of Public and International Affairs
Faculty Research Affiliate, December 2006-present
Georgetown University, Department of Government
Adjunct Professor of Government, January 2008 – present
Yale University New Haven, CT
M.A., Political Science
M. Phil., Political Science
Ph.D., Political Science
General Examination Fields: American Politics, Empirical Methodology, History of Political Philosophy; Dissertation adviser, Professor Stephen Skowronek
Advanced proficiency in statistics and political methodology
Competent in research design, public opinion analysis, qualitative interviewing
Honors in 16 courses completed in the Department of Political Science
Teaching and research areas of interest: American presidency, women and politics, Congress, American political development, political communications and rhetoric, political leadership.
Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa
Political science major with concentrations in American politics and women’s studies, completed the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program and the Honors Program in Political Science
“The Moral Rhetoric of American Presidents” Texas A&M Press, 2006 and 2007 (updated edition)
The Moral Rhetoric of American Presidents analyzes the president’s role as the nation’s moral spokesman. By employing both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, I argue that moral and religious rhetoric should not be viewed simply as a reflection of individual character or as a fulfillment of American “civil religion” but as a strategic tool used to enhance a president’s constitutional authority. To determine how if the presidential use of moral and religious rhetoric has changed over time, I provide content analyses of the State of the Union and Inaugural Addresses from George Washington through George W. Bush. The quantitative evidence shows that while presidents of both parties have used moral and religious arguments, its frequency has fluctuated considerably and become increasingly detached from relevant policy arguments. The book also utilizes a qualitative approach, which consists of nine historical case studies (Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, Carter, Jefferson, Lincoln, Kennedy, Madison, Buchanan, and Lyndon Johnson) that examine the political effects of the rhetorical choices presidents make. I show that presidents who adapt their rhetoric to the political conditions at hand enhance their constitutional authority while presidents who ignore these political restraints suffer adverse political consequences. The specific political circumstances that both encourage and discourage presidents to engage in vocalized moral leadership are highlighted in the case studies. The book concludes with an analysis of George W. Bush’s presidential rhetoric and discusses several dilemmas of governance instigated by his persistent devotion to moral and religious argumentation.
In 2009, the Wall Street Journal named The Moral Rhetoric of American Presidents one of the “top five” books written on presidential rhetoric.
Co-authored with Jacob Straus, Matthew Glassman, and Raymond Williams. “Congressional Social
Media: Evaluating Senate Twitter Usage.” Under review at Online Information Review.
Co-authored with Jacob Straus, Matthew Glassman, and Susan Smelcer. “Communicating in 140
Characters or Less: Congressional Adoption of Twitter in the 111th Congress.” PS, 46: 1 (January 2013).
“Presidential Leadership and UN Activities to End Violence Against Women.” White House Studies,
11, 4 (2013): 325-343.
“Blackberries, Tweets, and YouTube: Technology and the Future of Communicating with Congress.”
PS, 43:2 (April 2010). (Article in a symposium on Congress and the 21st century).
“The Role of Empathy in Presidential Leadership.” Presidential Studies Quarterly, 39,4 (December
“Anti-Intellectualism in the Plebiscitary Presidency: A Republican Populism.” Perspectives on
Politics. 2007: 295-303.
“The Senate School of Public Policy.” PS. July 2006: 581-583.
“Ideological Party Leadership: The Story of Silent Cal and the Great Communicator.” Rhetoric &
Public Affairs, 9,2 (2006): 215-234.
“The Contemporary Presidency: The Sixth Year Curse.” Presidential Studies Quarterly, 36, 1 (March
Co-authored with Joyce Gelb. “Community Activism in the United States: Catholic Hospital Mergers
and Reproductive Access.” Social Movement Studies, 4,3 (December 2005): 209-229.
Co-authored with Daniel Galvin. “Presidential Politicization and Centralization Across the Modern- Traditional Divide.” Polity, 36 (April 2004): 477-504.
“Rhetorical Moralism in the Plebiscitary Presidency: New Speech Forms and Their Ideological
Entailments.” Studies in American Political Development, 17 (Fall 2003): 149-167.
“Speaking Out: An Analysis of Democratic and Republican Woman-Invoked Rhetoric in the 105th
Congress.” Women & Politics. 23,1 (2002): 129-146.
“Tocqueville’s ‘Feminism in America’: A Reconsideration of Women’s Equality and Dignity.” The
Journal of Contemporary Thought. 13 (2001): 55-69.
“The Moralist and the Cavalier: The Political Rhetoric of Washington and Jefferson. Northern Kentucky Law Review Symposium Issue on Presidential Power. 28, 3 (2001). 573-94.
“Longitudinal Analysis of One Minute Speeches in the United States House of Representatives.”
With Matthew Glassman. Forthcoming in Party and Procedure in the United States Congress,
Second Edition. 2016.
“Like Clockwork: Senate Consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act.” In The Evolving
Congress, Senate Rules and Administration Committee Print, S. Prt. 113-80 (2014).
“Defense Authorization: The Senate’s Last Best Hope?” In Party and Procedure in the United States
Congress. First Edition. Jacob Straus, ed. Rowman & Littlefield (2012).
Co-authored with Robert Raffety. “A Political Source of Greatness: Lincoln and the Republican Party.” In Lincoln’s American Dream: Clashing Political Perspectives. Joseph Fornieri and
Contributor for the 2003 Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, Michael Genovese, editor.
Short essay entries for the volume will discuss the historical significance of
“Air Force One,” “Dolly Madison,” “George Washington,” and “The Whiskey Rebellion.”
“Speaking Out: An Analysis of Democratic and Republican Woman-Invoked Rhetoric in the 105th
Congress.” Reprinted in Women and Congress: Running, Winning, and Ruling. Karen
O’Connor, ed. Binghampton, NY. Haworth Press. (2002).
“George Washington: Can Aristotle Recapture What His Countrymen Have Forgotten?” In George
Washington: Leadership and Legacy. E. Fishman, W. Pederson, M. Rozell, eds. Westport, CT: Praeger Press. (September 2001).
“The President’s State of the Union Address: Tradition, Function, and Policy Implications.”
”Social Networking and Constituent Communications: Members’ Use of Twitter During a Two-Month in the 111th Congress.” (With Jacob Straus and Matthew Glassman.)
”Social Networking and Constituent Communications: Members’ Use of Twitter and Facebook During a Two-Month Period in the 112th Congress.” (With Jacob Straus and Matthew Glassman).
“Women in the United State Congress: Historical Overview, Tables, and Discussion.” (With Jennifer Manning and Ida Brudnick).
“The Republicans in 2004: A Cautionary Tale.” Guest Column, The Washington Post.
November 11, 2004.
“On Continuity, Both Parties Need to Cooperate.” Guest op-ed in Roll Call, June 1, 2004.
“Teaching the Presidency with the Socratic Method.” Presidency Research Group (PRG) Report.
Volume XXVI, Number 2, Spring 2004.
“One Term, Two Views on Va. Governorship.” Guest Column. The Washington Post.
January 2, 2003.
Book Review of Mark Leibovich’s This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral – and Plenty of Valet
Parking! The Forum 12, 1 (April 2014).
Book Review of Russell Riley’s Bridging the Constitutional Divide: Inside the White House Office of
Legislative Affairs. Congress & the Presidency 38,3 (2011): 351-352.
Book Review of Mary Stuckey’s Slipping the Surly Bonds. Review of Politics 69 (2007): 484-486.
Book Review of Mary Stuckey’s Defining Americans. Journal of Politics 67, 3 (August 2005): 970-
Book Review of Stephen H. Browne’s Jefferson’s Call for Nationhood. Presidential Studies Quarterly.
35, 2 (2005): 410-411.
Book Review of Barbara Bush’s Reflections (With Jerome Short). White House Studies 4, 3 (2004).
Book Review of Hillary Clinton’s Living History. (With Jerome Short). White House Studies, 4, 1
Book Review of Tevi Troy’s Intellectuals and the American Presidency. Presidential Studies
Quarterly. 33,2 (2003): 451-452.
2014 American Political Science Association (APSA) Conference and 2015 Midwest Political Science Association Conference
--“Social Media as a Communication Tool in Congress: Evaluating Senate Usage of Twitter in the 113th Congress.” With Jacob Straus, Raymond Williams, and Matthew Glassman. Paper presented at the 2014 conference in Washington, D.C. and the 2015 conference in Chicago.
2013 American Political Science Association (APSA) Conference
--“Longitudinal Analysis of One-Minute Speeches in the House of Representatives.” With Matthew Glassman and Barry McMillion. Paper presented at the 2013 conference in Chicago, IL.
2012 American Political Science Association (APSA) Conference
--“Bill Clinton’s Oklahoma City Bombing Speech: Is Presidential Rhetoric Relevant?” Paper scheduled for presentation at the 2012 conference in New Orleans, LA.
2011 APPAM (Association of Public Policy and Management) Annual Conference.
--Roundtable participant for “From Research to Policy: Informing the Policy Debate.”
2011 American Political Science Association (APSA) Conference
--“Defense Authorization: The Senate’s Last Best Hope.” Paper presented at the 2011 conference in Seattle, WA. Nominated for CQ Prize for best paper in legislative studies.
2010 Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency Symposium
---“Presidential Leadership and UN Activities to End Violence Against Women.” Paper presented at Hofstra University on October 21, 2010.
2010 American Political Science Association (APSA) Conference
--Roundtable participant and organizer of “Obama’s Rhetoric: Speechwriters and Scholars.”
2010 Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Conference
--“Communicating in 140 Characters or Less: Member Use of Twitter in the 111th Congress.” With Jacob Straus and Matthew Glassman. Paper presented at the 2010 conference in Chicago, IL.
2009 American Political Science Association (APSA) Conference
--Roundtable participant and organizer of “Congress in the 21st Century” panel.
--Discussant, “Presidential Rhetoric” panel.
2009 Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Conference
--Discussant, “Contemporary Feminist Theory” panel in Chicago, IL.
--Discussant, “Presidential-Congressional Relations” panel.
2008 American Political Science Association (APSA) Conference
--“Empathy and Presidential Leadership.” Paper presented at 2008 conference in Boston, MA.
--Discussant, “Going Public and the Rhetorical Presidency” panel.
2007 American Political Science Association (APSA) Conference
--Roundtable participant on “Bush and the 110th Congress” in Chicago, IL.
--Discussant, “Rhetoric and American Presidential Leadership” panel.
2006 American Political Science Association (APSA) Conference
-- Discussant, executive/congressional relations panel, Philadelphia, PA
2005 American Political Science Association (APSA) Conference
--Discussant, presidential rhetoric panel at 2005 APSA Conference in Washington, DC.
2005 Southern Political Science Association Conference, New Orleans
--Roundtable presentation on the continuity of Congress in a time of crisis and terrorist threat.
--Discussant, Presidency and Congress panel.
West Virginia State Political Science Association Conference
--2004 Election roundtable participant, West Virginia Wesleyan College, October 2004.
2004 American Political Science Association (APSA) Conference
--“Party Building and Presidential Rhetoric: Silent Cal and the Great Communicator.” Paper presented at the 2004 APSA Conference in Chicago, August 2004.
2004 Southern Political Science Association Conference, New Orleans
--“Public Support for the Women’s Movement, 1972-2000.” Paper presented at the 2004 SPSA Conference in New Orleans.
--Roundtable participant, “Lawrence v. Texas and the Future of the Culture Wars”
LSU Presidential Studies Conference on Thomas Jefferson
--“The Rhetoric of Moral Restraint.” Paper presented October 2003.
2003 American Political Science Association (APSA) Conference
-- “Anti-Intellectualism and Presidential Leadership.” Paper presented at the 2003 APSA Conference in Philadelphia, August 2003.
2002 Southern Political Science Association Conference, Savannah
--Co-authored with Daniel Galvin. “Presidential Control of the Bureaucracy in the Nineteenth Century.” Paper presented at the SPSA Conference in Savannah, November 2002.
2002 American Political Science Association (APSA) Conference
--Co-authored with Daniel Galvin. “Executive Authority in American and the Analytical Shortcomings of the Modern Presidency Construct.” Paper presented at the 2002 APSA Conference in Boston, August 2002. (Panel Organizer)
--Roundtable Participant, “Bush’s Leadership: Before and After September 11.” (Panel Organizer)
2001 American Political Science Association (APSA) Conference
--Co-authored with Joyce Gelb. “Pro and Anti-Choice Groups in the United States: Hospital Mergers and the Politics of Civic Advocacy.” Paper presented at the 2001 APSA Conference in San Francisco, August 2001. (Paper nominated by the Women and Politics Section for the Franklin L. Burdette Pi Sigma Alpha Award)
--“The Moral Dimensions of Modern Presidential Rhetoric: The Visionary and the Categorical.” Paper presented at the 2001 APSA Conference in San Francisco, August 2001. (Panel Organizer)
New England Political Science Association Conference, Portsmouth
--“A History of Presidential Moralizing.” May 2001.
2000 Southern Political Science Association Conference, Atlanta
--“Foundations for Moral Rhetorical Leadership in the American Presidency: The Rhetoric of Washington and Jefferson.” November, 2000.
Issues Facing the Millennium: American Studies Conference at LSU
--“Feminism’s Third Wave.” Paper presented at the “Issues Facing the Millennium” October, 2000.
New York State Political Science Association Meeting, Hofstra University
--“Gender Traditionalist Thought: A Poison or Antidote for Feminist Theory?” April 2000.
Yale Graduate Political Theory Workshop
--“Gender Traditionalism: Friend or Foe of Feminist Theory?” April 1999.
--“Aristotelian Leadership.” October 1999.
--“Tocqueville’s ‘Feminism in America.’” September 2000.
--“Woodrow Wilson and Beyond: Presidential Moral Rhetoric in the Modern Era.” January 2002.
LSU Presidential Studies Conference on George Washington
--“George Washington: Can Aristotle Recapture What His Countrymen Have Forgotten?” September 1998.
Forum on 1996 Presidential Election, Boston College
--“Virtue in the Federalist: Does Character Matter in the Presidency?” October 1996.
PUBLIC LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
The Legacy of Senator Ed Brooke, October 2015, Law Library of Congress
--Moderated a discussion with guests Senator Ed Markey and Representative John Conyers at an event celebrating the Ed Brooke papers at the Library of Congress.
Congress and Media, October 2015, Hewlett Foundation
--Moderated a discussion with Face the Nation host John Dickerson and the Cook Report’s Amy Walter at a Member of Congress dinner held in the Great Hall at the Library of Congress.
Penn Political Action Week, October 2014
--Presented lunchtime lecture at Penn on the contemporary Congress and its supposed “dysfunction.”
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Presentation, November 2014
--Presented one-hour lunchtime lecture as CBO Director’s guest concerning consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act.
Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) Presentation on 113th Congress, February 2013
--Presented one-hour overview to GAO senior leadership on the political composition of the newly elected Congress.
George Mason University, Public Choice Seminar, February 2011
-- Presented “Political Science and Policymakers: Lessons from the Field”
Fall for the Book conference at George Mason University, October 2008
--Participant in 2008 election panel discussion with political commentator Michael Fauntroy and Pew Research Center survey director Scott Keeter.
Woodrow Wilson Center Roundtable
--Participant in “The 2008 Presidential Campaign and Congress: What Is At Issue?” Roundtable, March 2008
Woodrow Wilson Center Roundtable
--Participant in the “Congress, the President, and the Struggle Over Information” Roundtable, November 2007
Election Panel at George Mason University
--Participant in election roundtable discussion after 2006 midterm elections
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, George Mason University
-- Presentation on the history of presidential moral rhetoric, October 2005
Presidential Rhetoric, Booz Allen Hamilton Policy Forum
--Roundtable participant with former White House speechwriters on writing the State of the Union and Inaugural Addresses, March 2005
Woodrow Wilson Center Roundtable
--“Presidential Campaigns and the Congressional Agenda.” Paper presented at “The Congress Project” roundtable in Washington, DC, November 2004.
Miller Center American Political Development Colloquia
--“Anti-Intellectualism and the Plebiscitary Presidency” presented at University of Virginia, November 2004
Northern Virginia Democratic Business Council
--2004 post-election presentation and analysis, November 2004
Times Community Newspaper Editorial Board
--2004 post-election analysis for eighteen editors of northern Virginia newspapers, November 2004
The 2004 Election: Campaigns of the Past, Present, and Future
--Public lecture at the Learning Retirement Institute, George Mason University, July 2004
--Public lecture at Westminster Retirement Community at Lake Ridge, September 2004
--Public lecture at Rappahannock County Voters Forum, October 2004
The Politics of Direct Democracy
--Public lecture at Westminster Retirement Community at Lake Ridge, April 1, 2004.
Annual Congressional Chief of Staff Retreat, Mercatus Center, Philadelphia Ritz Carlton
--“Recall and Initiative” and “Reforming the Presidential Succession Act” short courses, February 2004.
--“First versus Second Term Presidents and Their Agendas” short course, February 2005.
2004 Young Scholar Lecture, University of Notre Dame
--“Anti-Intellectual Leadership and the American Presidency.” Lecture given in January 2004 at Notre Dame as part of their university-wide Young Scholar series, in conjunction with the Program in American Democracy.
The Importance of Character in the Presidency: The Case of George Washington
-- Keynote speeches at the George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Colonial Beach, Virginia,
April 27, 2003 and April 30, 2005.
--Public lecture at Westminster Retirement Community at Lake Ridge, October 2003
--Public lecture at Arlington Retirement Center, September 2004
--Public lecture at George Mason Family Weekend, October 2004, Featured Faculty Speaker
--Public lecture at Alexandria Senior Citizens Center, December 2004
--Public lecture for Retired Federal Employees Association, February 2005
--Public lecture at Fairfax Nursing Center, August 2005.
--Public lecture at Unitarian Universalist Church of Fairfax, September 2005
Celebration of the Virginia House of Burgesses
--Keynote address at the annual “birthday” celebration of the Virginia legislature, sponsored by elected officials from Arlington County, Virginia.
Forum on Virginia Citizenship, Leesburg
--Attended two-day conference with local community leaders, educators, and academics to discuss the current state of civic involvement in Virginia and how to improve political participation in the Commonwealth, September 2002.
Roundtable Discussion: Public Funding of Religiously Sponsored Hospitals
--Along with public health analysts, legal professionals, activists, clergy, and elected officials, participated in a roundtable discussion in New York City concerning the public funding of religious hospitals and access to reproductive services, May 2001.
Lincoln on Liberty and Union
--Participated in a symposium conference on Lincoln’s writings and rhetoric held at Yale University in March 2001.
ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS
Undergraduate Phi Beta Kappa
Order of the Cross and Crown Marshall
Tip O'Neill Summer Study Fellowship Winner
Dean's Scholar Award
Office of the Dean of Student Development Leadership Award
Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit National Honor Society
Golden Key National Honor Society
Who's Who Among American College Students
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities
Graduate Yale University Fellowship
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
John F. Enders Research Grant, Yale University
Robert M. Leylan Prize Dissertation Fellowship Award for the Social
Professional Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research Award Provost’s Office, George Mason
Summer Research Funding Award, Provost’s Office, George Mason
2005-2006 American Political Science Association Steiger Congressional Fellow
2006 runner-up for most promising young faculty member in the Commonwealth
112th Congress Stennis Congressional Staff Fellowship (2011-2012)
Nominated for CQ Prize in 2011 for best paper on Congress/legislative studies
Special Achievement Award, Library of Congress, 2015
Project Manager, CRS Capstone Project with the LBJ School at the University of Texas, 2011-2012, with Jacob Straus and Matthew Glassman
--Co-led year long project on social media use by Congress in conjunction with Professor Sherri Greenberg, University of Texas; assisted in the collection of the largest coded social media/Congress dataset in existence.
Project Manager, CRS Capstone Project with the Bush School at Texas A&M University, 2009-2010
--Led year long project on diversity in public policy professionals in conjunction with Professor Jeryl Mumpower, Texas A&M
Interviewer, Presidential Oral History Project, Miller Center, University of Virginia, 2003-present
-- Conducted two day interview with Clinton presidential speechwriters Michael Waldman and Jeff Shesol
-- Conducted interview with George H.W. Bush political adviser Ron Kaufman
-- Conducted two day interview with Clinton presidential speechwriter Donald Baer
-- Conducted two day interview with First Lady Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff, Melanne Verveer
-- Coded data for the research team of Professor Kay Schlozman, Professor Sidney Verba, and Professor Nancy Burns by categorizing open-ended responses collected in the third phase of the Citizen Participation Study (results published in The Private Roots of Public Action by Burns, Schlozman, and Verba, Harvard University Press), 1996-1997.
--Researched political ambition and literary reviews of Churchill's Great Contemporaries for Professor Robert Faulkner of Boston College
--Research assistant, Professor David Mayhew of Yale University
--Research assistant, Professor Stephen Skowronek of Yale University
--Research assistant, Professor Norma Thompson of Yale University; assisted in the research of Ship of State, Yale University Press, August 2001.
--Research assistant, Professor Joyce Gelb of CUNY Graduate School; conducted in-depth interviews of activists across the country who oppose Catholic hospital mergers in their communities.
Tip O'Neill Summer Research Fellowship
--Summer study supported by Boston College political science department to study American civil society and declining citizen participation with faculty member Professor Kay Schlozman
--Congress and Policymaking, graduate seminar (Spring 2008)
--American Political Development, graduate seminar (Spring 2010 through 2016)
--Doctoral comprehensive exams panel, Department of History (2011)
University of Pennsylvania
--Congressional Procedure, undergraduate seminar for Penn in Washington program (Fall 2014)
George Mason University
--The American Presidency, undergraduate course
--Seminar in Congress and the Presidency, graduate course
--The American Presidency, graduate course
--Introduction to American Politics, undergraduate course
--Senior honors thesis adviser
--Masters thesis adviser
University of Virginia Honors Program
--Outside examiner for undergraduate honors students, American Politics, May 2005
The Washington Center
--Faculty Leader for 2004 Inauguration program in Washington, DC.
Yale University Teaching Fellow
--Served as a “Writing Intensive” section leader for Professor Ian Shapiro’s course Moral Foundations of Politics; completed a five week Bass Writing Program instructional course on the fundamentals of teaching writing to college students
--Served as a section leader for Professor Stephen Skowronek’s course The American Presidency
--Served as a teaching assistant for Professor Steven Smith’s course Introduction to Political Philosophy
Summer Teaching Fellow, Phillips Andover Academy
--Taught philosophy and mythology to high school summer students, 1998
American Political Science Association (APSA)
Presidents and Executive Politics Research Section and Legislative Studies Research Section
National Capital Area Political Science Association (former president of NCAPSA)
Center for the Study of the Presidency
Friends of Mt. Vernon
National Women’s History Museum charter member
APSA Beryl Radin Pracademic Fellowship, Selection Panel, 2015 National Capital Area Political Science Association, President, 2013-2014 Stennis Fellowship Mentor for Emerging Congressional Staff Leadership Program, 2014 Richard Neustadt Award panel for Best Book on the Presidency, 2013 APSA Centennial Center Advisory Board, 2012-2015 Presidency and Executive Politics Council, APSA, 2013-2016 Chair, Legislative Studies Section, Alan Rosenthal Prize committee, 2012 APPAM (Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management) Policy Council elected member, 2010-2014, Politics and Policy section organizer for 2013 APPAM conference Yale University Graduate School Alumni Board (GSAA) 2008-2012
--Secretary of GSAA, 2011-2012
Arlington County Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 2006-2009
Center for the Study of the Presidency, Faculty Mentor 2003-2007
--Served as the faculty adviser for the winner of the Best Paper on the Modern Presidency, 2005
Co-organizer of a DC worksite for Yale Day of Service on May 15, 2010
Faculty Mentor, George Mason University, 2004-2005
Adviser, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, George Mason, 2004-2006
College of Arts and Sciences, CAS Council, George Mason University, 2003-2005
University Standing Committee, Disciplinary Appeals, George Mason, 2003-2005
Presidency Research Group, APSA, Committee for Best Paper Presentation, 2003
“Fall for the Book” Festival Presenter, George Mason University, 2002, 2003, and 2006
Mentor, Dream Catcher Program, George Mason University, 2002-2004
Adviser, Minor in American Government, Department of Public and International Affairs
Yale Graduate Student Assembly
--Representative of the Political Science Department; served on the Graduate School Disciplinary Committee; advised the Dean of the Graduate School (Susan Hockfield) on official policy as one of six student members of the Graduate School Executive Committee; also served as a member of the Teaching Fellow Advisory Committee of the Graduate School.
Graduate Fellow, Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University
--Acted as a graduate liaison affiliated with one of the twelve undergraduate residential colleges at Yale