I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. I teach courses on Environmental Politics and Policy, as well as introductory courses in Comparative and American Politics.

I am currently researching Greenpeace's environmental advocacy strategies and rhetoric, as well as the importance of government action on the success of multi-stakeholder sustainability initiatives, such as FSC and PEFC forestry certification.

I received my PhD in Political Science at the University of California, San Diego, in March 2012. My doctoral research investigated how forestry and environmental interest groups adapt their lobbying strategies to deal with varying levels of transparency in the policy-making process, and I provided a new approach to understanding political transparency.