My research interests include political institutions, public management and distributive public policy. One of my newest projects focuses on how political institutions influence public policies at the local level, particularly in the context of local government service provision and resource allocation. I am also interested in the role of local public managers in adopting e-government services and local government responsiveness to citizen requests made via e-government, particularly social media.
In addition to my current research, I also have more than a decade of experience working in survey research development, implementation and analysis. Innovative survey design is key to building data sets that adapt with the changing times and measure concepts in a novel way. I continue to design innovative surveys building on my experience working with the USC Bedrosian Center California Public Officials Survey, the USC/LA Times Poll, the University of Georgia Survey Research Center, the Pew Research Center, and the Elon University Poll.