Selected Publications



  • Why Veterans Run: Military Service in American Presidential Elections, 1789-2016. Published by Temple University Press, 2018. Link.

Journal articles

  • “Military service and political participation in the United States: Institutional experience and the vote,” (with David Leal). 2018. Electoral Studies. 53: Link.
  • “Density, Race, and Vote Choice in the 2008 and 2012 Presidential Elections,” (with Daron Shaw and Seth McKee). 2017. Research & Politics. 4(2): Link.
  • “The New Blue: Northern In-Migration in Southern Presidential Elections,” (with Seth McKee). 2016. PS: Political Science & Politics. 49(2): 228-233. Link.
  • “Military Experience in Elections and Perceptions of Issue Competence: An Experimental Study with Television Ads,” 2013. Armed Forces & Society. 39(3): 415-433. Link.
  • “Barack Obama’s ‘American’ Problem: Unhyphenated Americans in the 2008 Elections,” (with Brian Arbour). 2011. Social Science Quarterly. 92(3): 563-587. Link.
  • “Orphan Counties and the Effect of Irrelevant Information on Turnout in Statewide Races,” (with Keena Lipsitz). 2010. Political Communication. 27(2): 178-198. Link.
  • “Probing the Reds and Blues: Sectionalism and Voter Location in the 2000 and 2004 U.S. Presidential Elections,” (with Seth McKee). 2009. Political Geography. 28(8): 484-495. Link.
  • “NATO Enlargement and Institution Building: Military Personnel Policy Challenges in the Post-Soviet Context,” (with Julie George). 2008. European Security. 17(2 & 3): 339-366. Link.
  • “Veterans’ Party Identification, Candidate Affect, and Vote Choice in the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election.” 2007. Armed Forces & Society. 33(3): 414-437. Link.
  • “Enduring Effects of the Uniform: Previous Military Experience and Voting Turnout.” 2006. Political Research Quarterly. 59(4): 601-607. Link.
  • “The Partisan Impact of Congressional Redistricting: The Case of Texas, 2001-2003,” (with Seth McKee and Mathieu Turgeon). 2006. Social Science Quarterly. 87(2): 308-317. Link.

Book Chapters, Edited Volumes

“Experimental Methods in Military and Veteran Studies.” 2014. In Soeters, J., Shields, P. M., and Rietjens, B. (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Military Studies. New York: Routledge. Link.

“Conventional and Distinctive Policy Preferences of Early Twenty-First-Century Veterans.” 2012. In Ortiz, S. (ed.), Veterans’ Policy, Veterans’ Politics. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida. Link.

“Latino Veterans and Income: Is There a Penalty for Military Service?,” (with David Leal and Curt Nichols). 2010. In Leal, D. and S. Trejo (eds.), Latinos and the Economy. New York: Springer. Link.

“Invoking Military Credentials in Congressional Elections, 2000-2006.” 2008. In Reveron, D. & J. Stiehm (eds.), Inside Defense: Current Controversies in U.S. Civil-Military Relations. New York: Palgrave. Link.