Jonathan King entered the Ph.D. program in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University in the Fall of 2017. He received his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his MA from Michigan State University. Prior to returning to school, he worked for the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an academic advisor for two years. Jonathan is interested in both American politics and research methodology. His research focuses on the judiciary- particularly the Supreme Court of the United States. He has research interests in judicial decision-making as well as judicial nominations and interbranch relations.