Professional Experience

  • Professor, Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri, 2007-2012
  • Fulbright Specialist, Universite Libre Bruxelles, Belgium, 2012
  • Visiting Professor, College of Local Administration, Khon Kaen University, Thailand, 2011
  • Visiting Scholar, School of Public Management, Inner Mongolia University, China, 2008-2010
  • Associate Director for Public Policy Research, University of Missouri, 2007-2010


  • Best Article Award, Journal of Consumer Affairs, "Understanding the Impact of Health Reform on the States: Expansion of Coverage through Medicaid and Exchanges” (2013)
  • Albert Winemiller Faculty Research Prize, for an outstanding application of statistical methodology, awarded to the paper titled "The Change to a Primary Enforcement Seat Belt Law in California: Lessons for a Theory of Policy Design" (2001) 
  • Distinguished Professor of the Year, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, University of Tennessee chapter (1991-92)