Recent & Upcoming Talks

Adapting A Cultural Theory of Risk To The Canadian Context
May 30, 2018 12:00 PM
Motivated Reasoning And Risk Management
May 16, 2018 1:30 PM
Economic Anxiety, Visible Minorities and Populism: Public Support for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
Apr 5, 2018 4:45 PM
Apr 4, 2017 12:45 PM

Selected Publications

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Now that August is upon us, academics around the world are sweating a little bit about getting back to the grind of teaching. I wanted to introduce a new R package I’ve developed that does precisely one thing: it creates a text file that contains the days and dates of the classes you’ll be teaching. Basically I had the idea for this package one late night when I was working on the syllabus for one of the first classes I ever taught.



Data, Reproducibility and Open Science

The natural and social sciences are moving more and more to requiring the sharing of code and data.


I am an avid user of the statistical software R for all my quantitative research projects.

Political Communication And Public Opinion

One of my major research interests is the field of political communication and public opinion. I have used both quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the influence of patterns of communication on political outcomes.

Politics of Risk Perception

The bulk of my research since arriving at Wilfrid Laurier University has been to investigate the politics of risk perception, particularly in regards to environmental issues.