Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203
Welcome! I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, at Vanderbilt University. My research interests lie at the meeting place of political behavior and political institutions. I am engaged in a major project to incorporate the Five Factor Model of personality into the study of elected officials. I am also working on projects to examine how, if at all, politicians pursue their office and policy objectives by maintaining personal grassroots lobbying organizations between elections.