CV

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Education

The Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D. Political Science, August 2018
Fields: American Politics and Methodology
Dissertation: Party Coalitions, Party Ideology, and Party Action: Extended Party Networks in the United States

Committee: Lee Ann Banaszak (chair), Michael Berkman, Bruce Desmarais, John McCarthy (Penn State sociology), and Michael Nelson

The Pennsylvania State University
M.A. Political Science, 2015
Fields: American Politics and Methodology

Case Western Reserve University
B.A. Political Science and Mathematics (minor in Economics), 2010

Academic Positions

Assistant Professor, Miami University 2018 -

Peer Reviewed Articles

Reuning, Kevin and Nick Dietrich. Forthcoming. "Media Coverage, Public Interest, and Support in the 2016 Republican Invisible Primary". Perspectives on Politics 17:2.

Working Papers

"Exploring the Dynamics of Latent Variable Models" with Michael R. Kenwick and Christopher J. Fariss Conditional accept at Political Anaylsis

"Does Childhood Experience with War Deaths Affect One's Attitude toward the Use of Force?" with Ted Chen and Chuyu Liu. Under Review

"Movement Success, Political Fracturing, and Demobilization: Explaining the Tea Party's Short Romance with Protest Demonstrations" with John McCarthy, Patrick Rafail and Hyun Woo Kim. Under review

"The Strategies of Protest: Action, Message, and Community" with Lee Ann Banaszak.

"Outside the Convention: Partisan Activism and Protestor Motivations at the 2016 RNC and DNC" with Lee Ann Banaszak.

"Shifting Coalitions: The Effect of Extended Party Networks on State Legislature Ideology"

Works in Progress

"Parties, Protest, and Political Opportunity"

Editor Reviewed Blog Posts

"Who were the protesters at the Democratic National Convention this week?" The Monkey Cage. with Shan-Jan Sarah Liu, Patricia Posey. July 29th 2016

"Three surprising facts about the protesters at the Republican National Convention" The Monkey Cage. with Shan-Jan Sarah Liu, Patricia Posey. July 24th 2016

Project covered in: The Chronicle of Higher Education and USA Today

"Donald Trump has nothing left to gain from media coverage." The Monkey Cage. with Nick Dietrich. January 15th 2016

Teaching Experience

Instructor
PL SC 426: Political Parties and Interest Groups
May 2017

Methods Preceptor
PL SC 503: Multivariate Analysis for Political Research with Professor Chris Zorn
January 2016-May 2016

Teaching Assistant
PL SC 001: Intro to American Politics
Professor Zach Baumann, Lead Instructor
January 2014-May 2014

Research Experience

Graduate Assistant, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies Paul Taylor
Survey of undergraduate student interests and experiences
July 2017 -

Quantitative Social Science Institute (QuaSSI) Predoctoral Fellow
Advances in latent measurement models
August 2016 - May 2017

Research Assistant, Professor Lee Ann Banaszak
Protests at the 2016 Party Conventions
May 2016-August 2016

Research Assistant, Professor Lee Ann Banaszak
Protests at the 2016 Party Conventions
August 2015-December 2015

Research Assistant, Professor John McCarthy
Accounting for the Emergence, Persistence, and Media Coverage of Tea Party Mobilization, 2009-2014
May 2015-July 2015

Research Assistant, Professor Lee Ann Banaszak
Movements-Countermovements Project
August 2013-December 2013

Research Assistant, Professor David Myers
The Role of Charisma in Latin American Leadership Project
August 2013-December 2013

Invited Talks

"Fascism in Contemporary America" as part of the center for Global Studies' International Education Week. Penn State, October 24, 2017

"The Strategies of Protest: Action, Message, and Community" with Lee Ann Banaszak. Case Western Reserve University, March 29, 2017.

Presentations

"Shifting Coalitions: The Effect of Extended Party Networks on State Legislature Ideology" 2017 American Political Science Association

"Outside the Convention: Partisan Activism and Protester Motivations at the 2016 RNC and DNC" with Lee Ann Banaszak

2017 American Sociological Association

2017 American Political Science Association

"Exploring the Dynamics of Latent Variable Models" with Michael R. Kenwick and Christopher J. Fariss.

QuaSSI Colloquium Series, March 2, 2017

Varieties of Democracy Modeling Week, University of Gothenburg, October 11-14, 2016.

2016 American Political Science Association

"The Tea Party Movement's Short Romance with Annual Protest Demonstrations" with John McCarthy, Patrick Rafail and Hyun Woo Kim. 2016 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

"Measuring Variation in State Party Networks, 2004 to 2014." 2016 State Politics and Policy Conference

"Does Childhood Experience with War Deaths Affect One's Attitude toward the Use of Force?" with Ted Chen and Chuyu Liu.

2016 Peace Science Society Conference

2016 International Studies Association Conference

"Party Fractionalization and Protest Inside and Outside the Convention" with Lee Ann Banaszak and Karen Beckwith. 2016 Center for American Political Responsiveness at Pennsylvania State University

"Parties, Protest, and Political Opportunity." 2015 European Consortium of Political Research Conference

Research Interests

Substantive: Social movements, protest, American political parties, and collective action.

Methodology: Measurement models and time series.

Awards & Fellowships

Quantitative Social Science Institute (QuaSSI) Predoctoral Fellow, 2016-2017

University Graduate Fellowship, The Pennsylvania State University, 2013-2018

$2,500/yr Alice Seagraves Award, Case Western Reserve University, 2005

Additional Training

The London School of Economics
General Course, 2008-2009 Department: Government

Marquette University
Les Aspin Center, July-August 2009

Service

Reviewer: American Journal of Political Science, American Review of Politics, American Sociological Review and Sociological Forum

Graduate Representative, Pennsylvania State University Faculty Senate November 2016 - May 2018

Organizer, Social Movement Research Group August 2015 - May 2018

Record Keeper, Coalition of Graduate Employees May 2016 - May 2017

Liberal Arts Delegate, Graduate and Professional Student Association May 2016 - November 2016

President, Graduate Association of Political Science May 2014 - April 2015

Professional Memberships

American Political Science Association

Political Organizations and Parties Section

State Politics and Policy Section

Class and Inequality Section

American Sociological Association

Programming Experience

Statistics: R, STATA, STAN

Programming: Python, C++, Javascript

Other: LaTeX