Profile PhotoI am an Assistant Research Professor in the Duke Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), where I study a range of topics related to political accountability, include gerrymandering, social networks, and election administration.

I teach Practical Data Science and Unifying Data Science (listed in some places as Practicing Data Science II) as part of the Masters in Interdisciplinary Data Science (MIDS) program.

I am also passionate about ensuring the integrity of social science research, and making computational tools accessible to social scientists to empower them to advance our understanding of the world. To that end, I strive to make all my course materials available (and usable!) to non-Duke students. You can find my GIS in R course here, and my Practical Data Science (which covers command line tools, git and github, Python for Data Science, Jupyter Notebooks, and more!) here. You can also find a talk I gave on the potential value of the Julia programming language for academic research here.