I am an Assistant Professor in the department of Education Leadership, Management, and Policy at Seton Hall University. My overall research agenda revolves around two major, connected fields of inquiry. Firstly, what do people believe (both morally and empirically) about policy, why do they believe these things, and why do these beliefs matter? Secondly, what are the mechanisms by which these beliefs and ideals formally or informally translate into broader, institutionalized policymaking in a world where these beliefs often conflict?

In the end, how can we, as citizens and change-makers, work to understand both our own and others’ perspectives and work through conflicts in order to implement policies that do the most good?

See the “Research” page for a more detailed listing of works.