I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
I study how information and public opinion affect policymaking, especially during periods of crisis. I employ a variety of methods in my work, including experiments, content analysis, interviews, and statistical analysis.
My research is published or forthcoming in The American Review of Public Administration, Disasters, Environmental Communication, International Journal of Communication, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Journal of Experimental Political Science, and Sustainability, among others.
My book with Douglas A. Van Belle, That Could Be Us: News Media, Politics, and the Necessary Conditions for Disaster Risk Reduction, is forthcoming at the University of Michigan Press.
I received a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Southern California in 2018. Before USC, I completed a BA (Hons) and an MA at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.