Sean HeadshotHello! I am a Ph.D candidate in the political science department at the Maxwell School at  Syracuse University. I also work with the Health Care team at the Government Accountability Office.

In my academic research, I study the policy process with a focus on the dynamic interplay between policy design and organized political behavior as well as the development of governance institutions and their interaction with private markets and interests. My ongoing research projects consider the politics of big data in education policy, the role of the submerged state in health policy, and the politics of ‘policy drift’ in US health and energy policy.

In my recent work  while a  Research Fellow with the Center for Children and Families and Center on Health Insurance Reforms at the McCourt School at Georgetown University, I focused on the intersection of public and private coverage programs with an emphasis on Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchange and market reforms.

You can read more about my academic and professional research here. I have also taught courses in politics, policy, and public administration at Syracuse University and Le Moyne College. You can read more about my teaching experience and philosophy here.

If you want to talk about any of these things or the Syracuse University basketball team, get in touch.