Urban politics, economic development, gentrification, institutions of local government, and Chicago politics.
Undergraduate Courses Taught:
Introduction to American Politics
Urban Politics and Policy
The American Presidency
Political Parties and Interest Groups
The U.S. Congress
Graduate Courses Taught:
Urban Policy, Planning and Development
Civic Groups and Public Policy
2013. “Into the Twenty-first Century: North American Urban Governance and Development in a Global Context.” (With Annika M. Hinze). Urban Research and Practice 6 (3): 245-254.
2012. “Venue Shopping and the Politics of Urban Development: Lessons from Chicago and Seattle.” (With Josh Sapotichne). Urban Affairs Review 48 (1): 86-110.
2010."Re-Stating Theories of Urban Development: The Politics of Authority Creation and Intergovernmental Triads in Postindustrial Chicago. Journal of Urban Affairs, 32(4): 425-448.
2007. "The New Ecology of Urban Governance: Special Purpose Authorities and Urban Development." (With Dennis R. Judd). In Jill Gross and Robin Hambleton, eds., Governing Cities in a Global Era: Urban innovation, competition and democratic reform. Hampshire, U.K.: Palgrave.
Honors and Awards:
2013 Trustees Teaching Award, IU South Bend
2012 Educator of the Year, IU South Bend Student Life Leadership Recognition Award
2011 Trustees Teaching Award, IU South Bend