• Executive Director, Center for Politics and Governance, University of Texas at Austin, 2015–16
  • Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, Office of Indiana Governor Mike Pence, 2013–14
  • Distinguished Fellow for Economic and Fiscal Policy, Sagamore Institute, 2010–12
  • Nonresident Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund, 2010–12
  • Editor, ConservativeHomeUSA, 2010–11
  • Senior Fellow, Legatum Institute, 2008–10
  • Vice President, Civic Enterprises, 2007–08
  • Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, The White House, 2005–07
  • Director, Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2003–05
  • Associate Director, Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, The White House, 2002–03
  • Research Fellow, Hudson Institute, 1999–2001
  • Special Assistant for Policy, Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith, 1997–99


Ph.D., political philosophy, Emory University
M.A., Northern Illinois University
B.A., Moody Bible Institute