I am an Assistant Professor at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and received my Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2015. My dissertation, Fighting Words and Fiery Tone: The Interaction of Political Incivility and Psychological Conflict Orientation won the APSA Political Communication section's dissertation award in 2016. I received my M.A. in Government from the University of Virginia, and a B.A. in Political Communication from the George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs.