I am a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Indiana University. My research focuses on public opinion, state politics and policy, and political representation. I am co-author of the book State House Democracy: Public Opinion and Policy in the American States, winner of the 2014 Mac Jewell Enduring Contribution Book Award, State Politics and Policy Section, American Political Science Association. I am co-author of the American Politics textbook Keeping the Republic (8th Ed.).