Eric currently serves as the chair of the UW Colleges Political Science Department. His areas of expertise are American politics, judicial politics, public law, political theory, and the politics of popular culture. Eric has appeared on CNN and Wisconsin Public Television, and he has been interviewed by The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Wisconsin Public Radio, and Minnesota Public Radio. Before coming to UW-Barron County, Eric was previously employed as a teaching assistant, lecturer, and adjunct professor at UW-Eau Claire, UW-Madison, and UW-Milwaukee.
Eric is a former member of the Rice Lake City Council and has served as the Rice Lake Municipal Judge since 2010. He is also an attorney and a member of the Wisconsin Bar Association. Since 2012, he has served as the president of the Friends of the Rice Lake Public Library.
Eric lives in Rice Lake with his wife Julie, and their children, Madison and Jackson. His hobbies include playing chess, and cheering for the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers.