Recent Ph.D. Placements

Our Ph.D. graduates regularly land jobs within academia, the private sector, and governmental positions. Check out some of our recent placements.

Tiffany Chu (Ph.D., 2019)
Research Interests: International relations, conflict, and refugee studies.
Employment: Virginia Military Institute.

Georgia Pfeiffer (Ph.D., 2019)
Research Interests: Environmental policy, diffusion of innovations, and the policy making process.
Employment: Raytheon Systems Engineer.

Emily Virginia Bell (Ph.D., 2018)
Research Interests: Public policy analysis.
Employment: Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of California-Davis.

Tomas Olivier (Ph.D., 2017)
Research Interests: Environmental policy and the policy making process.
Employment: Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of California at Los Angeles

Paul Anthony Bezerra (Ph.D., 2017)
Research Interests: International relations and conflict studies.
Employment: Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the United States Naval War College; Air Force Academy (present)

Roman Nikolaev (Ph.D., 2016)
Research Interests: Comparative politics and international relations.
Employment: Consulting Intern Guardian Six Consulting; Political and Economic Analyst US Consulate-St. Petersburg, Russia    

Kerri A Stephens (Ph.D., 2015)
Research Interests: American politics, intersectionality, group politics.
Employment: Modesto Junior College

Alexandra Pocek Joosse (Ph.D., 2015)
Research Interests:Public and non-profit management and social network analysis.
Employment: College of William and Mary

Megan Hauser (Ph.D., 2015)
Research Interests: International relations and conflict studies.
Employment: University of North Georgia.

Jeffrey Wyatt Hanlon (Ph.D., 2015)
Research Interests:American politics and resource governance
Employment: Northern Arizona University

Alesia Alexandrovna Sedziaka (Ph.D., 2014)
Research Interests: Electoral politics.
Employment: Civtas Project

Jennifer Miller (Ph.D., 2014)
Employment: Cleveland State University,  University of Nebraska at Omaha (Present)

Natalia Matukhno (Ph.D., 2014)
Employment: University of Strathclyde

Jay Wendland (Ph.D., 2013)
Research Interests: American politics, political methodology.
Employment: Daemen College

Kirssa Kline Ryckman (Ph.D., 2013)
Research Interests: International relations, political methodology
Employment: University of Arizona

Robin Lemaire (Ph.D., 2013)
Research Interests: Theories of organizations and the management of public, nonprofit, and health care organizations, with a particular research interest in organizational networks and network analysis
Employment: Virginia Tech

Alexis Henshaw (Ph.D., 2013)
Research Interests: International relations, intra-state conflict.
Employment: Bucknell University, Troy University (Present)

Ruth Alminas (Ph.D., 2013)
Research Interests: International relations, conflict, NGO, organizational theory.
Employment: Fort Lewis College

Aakriti Anilkumar Tandon (Ph.D., 2012)
Research Interests: International relations, security studies.
Employment: Daemen College

Michael Slobodchikoff (Ph.D., 2012)
Research Interests: Comparative politics, Russian relations, post-Soviet politics.
Employment: Troy University

Michael Ryckman (Ph.D., 2012)
Research Interests: International relations, conflict studies.
Employment: International Studies Association, University of Arizona, CIO Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Consultant.

Jon Rhamey (Ph.D., 2012)
Research Interests: International relations, political methodology.
Employment: Virginia Military Institute.

Kara Ellerby (Ph.D., 2011)
Research Interests: International relations, comparative politics
Employment: University of Delaware.

Dilshod Achilov (Ph.D., 2011)
Research Interests: International relations, comparative politics, democratization, political methodology.
Employment: University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.

Joseph Ross (Ph.D., 2011)
Research Interests: American politics.
Employment: Florida Gulf Coast University.

Meghan Leonard (Ph.D., 2010)
Research Interests: Judicial politics and decision making.
Employment: Illinois State University.

Keith Grant (Ph.D., 2010)
Research Interests: International relations, political methodology.
Employment: Bucknell University, James Madison University (Present)

Ryan Baird (Ph.D., 2010)
Research Interests: International relations, conflict studies.
Employment: Joint Warfare Analysis, Office of the Director of National Intelligence