I am an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I study how people's social positions affect what they believe and how they behave. I am especially interested in why different groups of people hold different kinds of values and trust different kinds of information. This includes studies of public opinion, judicial decision making, scientific publishing, and more.

I teach classes on research methods, statistics, and sociology of law. I am co-editor of Readings for Sociology, now in its 9th edition, which is widely used in undergraduate sociology classes.