I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to joining UT Dallas in 2013, I received my PhD in Public Administration and Policy at Arizona State University. My research in applied government finance seeks to understand how state and local governments manage fiscal risk and navigate organizational and political environments to achieve longer-term fiscal health while also maintaining service-level solvency. More broadly, I study how fiscal institutions and governance arrangements affect public sector financial performance. In addition to government finance, I do research on migration in post-Soviet economies. At UT Dallas, I teach courses in public sector economics, statistics, financial management for non-profit organizations, public administration theory, and fiscal and budgetary policy. Welcome to the site!