"Do not mess with the sports gods for verily they are subtle and quick to anger." Karen Grohman
Friends describe me
Informal yet pretentious 🙂
Hobbies? I'm an assistant professor and father of three. Who has time for hobbies? I do play guitar at church though.
Fantasy dinner guests
Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and the late James Vardaman
Best advice I ever received
When you're running a suicide, run the long leg first.
My undergrad alma mater
My worst subject in school
In college I drove
A Jeep Cherokee
If I weren't a professor, I would
probably be at a hedge fund
Lord of the Rings; Hart and Wechsler's Federal Courts and the Federal System; The Last Battle
The Princess Bride and Hoosiers. However, I am incapable of not watching The Parent Trap (either edition) if it is ever on TV.
Waco TX or Atlanta GA
I don't even like the smell of coffee
Nobody knows I
if I told you, then people would know.
My latest accomplishment
I helped recruit a new colleague to campus. He's a believer who works on religious liberty.
I work on the Supreme Court. Mainly, I look at how they set their agenda, but I've expanded to study judicial decision-making more broadly. I use a mix of game theory, stats, and traditional legal analysis.