Collaborators and Research Assistants

During my time at the University of Michigan, I have been fortunate to work with terrific collaborators and research assistants. They are listed below, along with links to their web pages or LinkedIn profiles.


  • Casey Burgat, Senior Fellow, R Street Institute Governance Project
  • Lee Drutman, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation Political Reform Program
  • Alexander C. Furnas, Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, University of Michigan
  • Richard L. Hall, Professor, University of Michigan
  • Michael T. Heaney, Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies and Political Science, University of Michigan
  • Timothy LaPira, Associate Professor of Political Science, James Madison University
  • Geoffrey Lorenz, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • Michael Olson, Ph.D. candidate in Government, Harvard University
  • James Strickland, Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, University of Michigan
  • George Tsebelis, Anatol Rapoport Collegiate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan
  • Craig Volden, Professor of Public Policy and Politics, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of the Center for Effective Lawmaking, University of Virginia
  • Alan Wiseman, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Political Economy, Vanderbilt University


Research Assistants:

The University of Michigan has afforded me the opportunity, through its Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and Independent Study program, to mentor and work with some marvelous undergraduate researchers. I selected each of the following students as research assistants only after observing their performance in the classroom and/or a professional interview process. I am very proud of Michigan’s commitment to undergraduate involvement in research, and should you be interested in hiring one of these students, I am happy to serve as a reference for each one of them.

Past Research Assistants:

In addition to these research assistants, I have also co-mentored a large number of research assistants with both Michael Heaney and Rick Hall.