My research interests include political institutions, public management and distributive public policy. One of my newest projects focuses on how racial representation in local government improves public compliance with emergency orders. Two ongoing projects examine female representation in local government. Specifically, my co-authors and I examine how local government fiscal or political conditions may impact women's career trajectories. In another manuscript, we examine the nature and causes of the gender pay gap in city management.
In addition to my current research, I also have more than a decade of experience working in survey research development, implementation and analysis. Most recently, I have included questions on the 2016 and 2018 CCES. 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.