I am an Assistant Professor at the American University in Cairo. I earned my PhD from the joint Political Science–Public Policy program at Indiana University Bloomington where I was a fellow at the Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis. I specialized in American Politics, Public Policy, and Public Management. I was fortunate to have as my principal advisor Elinor Ostrom, who advanced me to candidacy shortly before her passing.In my current research, I use survey and laboratory experiments and quantitative analysis to study the evolution of moral norms and their effects on public policy.
In addition to academic research, I frequently undertake work in international development. For example, I have served as an advisor to the Liberian Governance Commission, designed and fielded program evaluations for UNWomen in West Africa and the South Pacific, and appraised constitutional reforms for academics and civic groups in Southeast Asia.
I have taught undergraduate and graduate classes in politics, economics, statistics, policy, philosophy, and sustainability to students at IU, MIT, and Massachusetts State Prisons through Boston University.
Institutional Evolution, Behavioral Economics,
Political Psychology, Experimental Methodology, Moral Philosophy
Institutional Analysis, Game Theory, Moral Philosophy and
Political Theory, Public Policy, Sustainability