Andrew William is a PhD student at UIC studying political theory and American politics, with a focus on mathematical and quantitative approaches in the social sciences. He received his Bachelors’ in Political Science and Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago in 2015, and his Master’s in Social Science from The University of Chicago in 2016. While pursuing his PhD, Andrew has served as a Teaching Assistant for Introduction to American Government & Politics, Introduction to International Relations, Introduction to Urban Politics, Introduction to Political Theory, and Research Methods in Political Science, and as a Course Instructor for Introduction to American Government & Politics. He has tutored students of all ages and abilities since 2016, focusing on all sections of the ACT, SAT, and GRE, but also working on general academic support, English and writing, grade school and high school mathematics, and executive functioning coaching for students with ADD/ADHD. His research interests include historical and contemporary social contract theories, deliberative democratic theory, contemporary analytic political and moral philosophy, contemporary moral psychology, and game-theoretic and social choice models of individual preference aggregation and negotiation. His dissertation will focus on public reason, public justification, and social choice in state and local deliberative bodies, relying on contemporary theoretical frameworks, game-theoretic human subject experiments, and field interviews with elected officials and their constituents across the country.