Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, IUPUI, 2017-2019
  • Assistant Professor, Center for Public Administration and Policy, Virginia Tech, 2012-2017
  • Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, University of Kanas, 2011-2012


  • Co-Principal Investigator (with Susan Sterett): Appealing to the Authority of Data: Social Complexity, Fragmented Decisionmaking, and the Politics of Smart Cities. National Science Foundation, 2016-17
  • Principal Investigator for Centers for Disease Control project using agent-based modeling in the development of cancer screening policy, 2014-16
  • Principal Investigator for Fairfax County (VA) Economic Development Evaluation Initiative, 2016-17
  • Principal Investigator for Arlington County (VA) Metrics Initiative, working with Arlington Economic Development on outcome measurement and evaluation design, 2013-15
  • Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies Excellence in Outreach Award, 2015