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 visiting professor at Columbia University and 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 co-founded TrueMetrix, The Monkey Cage Blog, MeeGenius!, Johnson Research Labs and HiTCH. I’m also Director of Special Projects at the Applied Statistics Center and adjunct professor at Columbia University.