I straddle the intersection of computational, statistical, and social systems. I tend to shy away from the term science. I have a PhD in Political Science from Columbia University, and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland. In a former life, I was an Assistant Professor in political science (and the Applied Statistics Center) at Washington University, St. Louis, and Assistant Professor in political science at George Washington University. I was also a Russell Sage Visiting Scholar from 2009-2010 (academic bliss).
I’ve written numerous academic articles, and in 2008 co-authored Red State Blue State Rich State Poor State: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do. I’m currently Director of Johnson Research Labs, Director of Special Projects at the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University, and Research Fellow at the Harmony Institute.