I am an Associate Professor of Political Science (with tenure), Associate Professor of Law (by courtesy), and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science at the George Washington University. My research and teaching interests center on American politics, judicial politics, the U.S. Supreme Court, and public perceptions of law and courts. My work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, and other outlets. My research has also been supported by the National Science Foundation. My current work focuses on (1) legal change and the constraining capacity of legal doctrine in the Supreme Court; and (2) the consequences of Supreme Court policymaking for public perceptions of judicial legitimacy. I teach undergraduate courses in judicial politics, methodology, and constitutional law, and graduate courses in judicial politics and political methodology.