I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston. My Ph.D. is from Duke University in political science, where I was a member of Scott Huettel's neuroscience laboratory in Duke's Psychology and Neuroscience department. I am also a member of the Political Psychology Research Group (PPRG) at Stanford University. I am an experimental methodologist, using methods including eye-tracking and mouse-tracking in order to obtain direct measures of decision processes, information accrual, and attention. I study questions of voter behavior, such as the role of identity in voter choice, gender and race's effect on candidate evaluations, and variability in the voting models used by citizens.