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I am an Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Diplomacy Lab at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.

My latest book, How to Raise a Citizen (And Why it's Up to You to Do It), explains how and why parents must help their children to learn about politics and government. Though many people think schools should do this work, curricular crowd-out in favor of subjects used on college entrance exams, and teacher fears of parental blowback often mean that our kids leave our homes and high schools without an understanding of the political system.

The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop, and anywhere else you find books.

Since 2009 I have run DCinbox, archiving and providing to the public all official e-newsletters sent by members of Congress.In 2018 I published Congress and U.S. Veterans: From the GI Bill to the VA Crisis.

Beyond parenting and politics, I specialize in American politics, specifically strategic political communication in the contexts of congress, veterans politics, women in politics and electoral systems.


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