My broader research agenda focuses on environmental, energy, and water politics/policy, state and local government, fracking and natural gas/mining, public management, and intergovernmental relations/federalism. His current research examines the dynamics between cities and states and the politics of hydraulic fracturing, public managers and drinking water, injection wells and seismicity and state/local environmental policy. His research has appeared in Review of Policy Research, Local Environment, Environmental Management and Local Economic Development and the Environment: Finding the Common Ground, an American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Series book on public administration and public policy. He is also the author of an upcoming ASPA Series book that addresses the intergovernmental questions associated with fracking. The book chronicles fracking’s intergovernmental challenges and tells the story of local defiance in Colorado, Texas, and Ohio. 


Political Science
PhD, Colorado State University, Political Science, 2015
MPA, University of Kansas, Public Administration, 2009
BS, Morningside College, Political Science and Business Administration, 2006
public policy environmental planning or policy land use planning energy planning or policy intergovernmental relations municipal government local government
American Society for Public Administration
International City and County Management Association
Western Political Science Association