I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
I study the relationship between information, public opinion, and 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, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Journal of Experimental Political Science, Politics, Groups, and Identities, PS: Political Science & Politics, and Social Science Quarterly, among others.
My book with Douglas A. Van Belle, That Could Be Us: News Media, Politics, and the Necessary Conditions for Disaster Risk Reduction, was published by the University of Michigan Press in March 2022.
The Handbook of Research Methods in International Relations, co-edited with R. Joseph Huddleston and Patrick James, is forthcoming with Edward Elgar Publishing in August 2022.
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 Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.