My research centers on voting and elections. Currently, my primary focus is the development of early United States electoral institutions and processes. This is reflected in Electing the House (2017, University Press of Kansas) and “Rethinking the First Party Era: Middle Atlantic US House Elections, 1796–1824” in American Political Thought. The latter study is part of a larger project titled The First Elections that uses constituency-level election returns to explore United States electoral development, 1796 – 1824. My teaching focus is American government, voting and elections as well as founding era American political thought.