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I am an associate professor of political science at the University of Alabama. My research interests include religion, electoral behavior, political parties, and the conservative movement in America.


I earned my Ph.D in political science from the University of Houston and my undergraduate degrees in political science and print journalism from Central Washington University. 


Although I am a proud native of the Pacific Northwest, I presently enjoy life with my wife and children here in the heart of Dixie.


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You can access my recent class syllabi here.


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