I am a popular lecturer in American Politics. My diverse course and lecture offerings include Money in Congress, Presidential Misconduct, The Presidential and Mid-Term Elections, Recent Supreme Court Decisions, The Media in Politics, and The Balance of Power between the Legislative and Executive Branches. I have lectured in a variety of settings, including Oakton Community College, various Jewish Community Centers, North Shore Senior Center, retirement facilities, community groups and at several Road Scholar seminars at the Perlstein resort in Wisconsin. I bring both academic expertise and real world experience into my lectures.
In my presentations I seek to elucidate complex issues and broaden audiences' perspective on them. I strive for objectivity in every talk. In addition, each presentation includes opportunities for questions and discussion. I am a skillful discussion leader who encourages participants to share their viewpoints on issues under discussion.
I received my Ph.D. in American Politics from Northwestern University. My dissertation examined the unique role women members of Congress have had on public policy. Prior to entering graduate school, I spent two years on Capitol Hill working for elected officials. I received my undergraduate degree in social science from Wesleyan University. I currently live in a suburb of Chicago with my family.