Associate Professor of Politics

Maxey 129
(509) 527-5126

Gender Studies Program
Race and Ethnic Studies Program


Ph.D. Public Policy (Gender and Social Policy), George Washington University School of Public Policy and Public Administration, 2008
B.A Macalester College, 1999

Major Research Interests:  Deservingness in the U.S. Welfare State; Social Security; Welfare Policy; Sex Education Policy; Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality in U.S. Social Policy

Pol 109 Introduction to U.S. Politics and Policymaking
Pol 200 Special Topics: The 2008 Elections
Pol 200 Special Topics: Public Health and Policy in Global Perspectives
Pol 254 Gender and Race in Law and Policy
Pol 311 Deservingness in U.S. Social Policy
Pol 325 Queer Politics and Policy
Pol 365 Political Economy of Care/Work
RAES 105 Introduction to Race and Ethnic Studies

College Service:
Faculty adviser for Whitman GLBTQ
Faculty Compensation Committee (2013-2016)
Gender Studies Steering Committee
Race and Ethnic Studies Steering Committee

Suzanne L. Martin Award for Excellence in Mentoring, 2014