I am a doctoral candidate at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington, focusing on public budgeting and finance research and teaching. I am currently on the academic job market, and I expect to complete the Public Affairs PhD in early 2023.
In my dissertation, I investigate the use of budget maneuvers in state budget balancing decisions, as well as public employee turnover and performance. The members of my dissertation committee are Justin Ross (chair), Craig Johnson, Bob Kravchuk, Katherine Willoughby, and Coady Wing.
Before I embarked on doctoral studies, I was an economist at the Nebraska Department of Revenue (2009-16) and a fiscal analyst at OpenSky Policy Institute (2016-17), both in Lincoln, Nebraska. I previously studied economics at Georgia State University's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (B.A., 2005; M.A., 2008).