Greetings! I am an Assistant Professor at the Martin School at the University of Kentucky. I received my Ph.D. in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.

My primary expertise is in public finance, budgeting, and financial management. My secondary area is public management. I am interested in processes that allow people to partake in local financial affairs, such as participatory budgeting, property tax appeals, community development, and budget surveys. I also study various social, economic, and political factors that affect state and local fiscal health, including technological changes, federal intergovernmental grants, and the opioid crisis.

My work has been published in Public Budgeting and Finance, Economic Development Quarterly, Public Administration, Journal of Behavioral Public Administration, and the ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. I was selected as Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Scholar in 2021 and American Society for Public Administration Founders’ Fellow in 2018.