I am a political scientist, a research methodologist and evaluator, a political consultant, and an activist located in the Washington, DC area. While I did not have the straight-shot academic career I once aspired to, I would not trade my life as a quondam professor and independent scholar in the DC area for anything. I have developed interests and learned things that have made me a better researcher and political scientist and also given me an opportunity to make a difference in areas and issues that I care about. This website is dedicated to all the students I have taught over the years in many different universities in Illinois, Ohio, New York, Massachusetts and the DC area. I also hope to make available and share some of my work – some of which I’ll probably never have time to put into scholarly outlets. As I build my website, please look for updates and copies of articles and works in progress.