I am a lecturer of Research Methods within the Liverpool Hope University Business School. I started my postgraduate study at North Dakota State University in the field of Communication. I earned my MA in 2001 and moved to California to start my PhD study. While working on my PhD, I acquired a 15 month Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University. While at Harvard, I joined the Connecting to Congress project, a multi-university research project that investigated how members of the United States Congress use new technologies to communicate with constituents. After the Harvard fellowship, I returned to California and earned my PhD from the University of California, Riverside in 2009. I moved to Liverpool and began teaching at Hope in 2010. My varied teaching experience includes classes in research methods, communication, politics, education, and business. My teaching at Hope has focused on research methods for both undergraduates and postgraduates. I am published in the International Public Management Journal, Business Ethics: A European Review, Sage: Research Methods Cases, Global Business Conference Proceedings, and Digital Government Conference Proceedings.