I am an associate professor at Georgetown University, where I hold tenured appointments in the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Department of Government. I am on the Executive Board of the Massive Data Institute, a faculty adviser to the Institute of Politics and Public Service and a faculty affiliate of the Baker Center for Leadership & Governance.
I am a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a co-editor of the political science blog Mischiefs of Faction on Vox.com, and on the editorial boards of Political Behavior and American Politics Research.
I serve on the Executive Council of the Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior Section of the American Political Science Association and am President of the National Capital Area Political Science Association.
I direct the American Institutional Confidence Poll and am a member of the Michigan-Georgetown Social Science and Social Media Collaborative research group. My first book, Why Americans Hate the Media and How it Matters, won the Goldsmith Book Prize from Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and the McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communications Policy Research.