I am an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. I also serve as a Fellow in the Office of Evaluation Sciences at the General Services Administration, where I work with Agency partners to design and implement large-scale RCTs.

In my research, I study how government reforms affect public employees and the people they serve – especially with regard to social equity in access to public services and programs. I also work with public organizations in the US and abroad to design and apply behavioral interventions to improve government effectiveness.

I received the Beryl Radin Award for the best article published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART). I am also co-editor of Experiments In Public Management Research: Challenges and Contributions (Cambridge University Press), and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Behavioral Public Administration, a not-for-profit, open-access journal.

Born in Germany, I received my master’s in public administration from Zeppelin University (Germany), and PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands). Prior to joining Georgetown, I was an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers.