Ph.D. Alumni Placements

We are ranked as a Top 10 research department and our graduate program has an excellent job placement record. Over the past decade, more than 50% of our Ph.D. graduates have gone on to attain tenure-track positions, and many other students have become leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. 

    2020

    • Joseph Brown, Squadron Commander, United States Air Force
    • Chong Chen, Assistant Professor, Tsinghua University
    • Moohyung Cho, Assistant Professor, Ewha Womans University
    • Dean Dulay, Assistant Professor, Singapore Management University
    • Margaret Foster, Post-doc, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
    • Ida Hjermitslev, Post-doc, University of Vienna
    • Howard Liu, Lecturer (Assistant Professor), University of Essex
    • Devin McCarthy, Post-doc, University of Oklahoma
    • Soomin Oh, Post-doc, Development Engagement Lab
    • Jordan Roberts, Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University
    • Jason Todd, Assistant Professor, Duke Kunshan University
    • Tusi Ündes Wen, Research Associate, Duke Center for International Development

    2019

    • Haohan Chen, Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong
    • Eric Cheng, Post-doc, University of Toronto
    • Trang Anh Do, Data Scientist, Nielsen
    • Libby Jenke, Assistant Professor, University of Houston
    • David Kearney, Senior Data Scientist, CVS Health
    • Antong Liu, Post-doc, Brown University
    • Nura Sediqe, Post-doc, Princeton University
    • Jeremy Spater, Post-doc, Duke University
    • Juan Tellez, Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis
    • Jan Vogler, Post-doc, University of Virginia
    • Kaitlyn Webster, Senior Analyst, RS21

    2018

    • Kathryn Alexander, Assistant Professor, Wheaton College
    • Andrew Ballard, Assistant Processor, American University
    • Asli Cansunar, Assistant Professor, University of Washington
    • Noa Cnaan-On, Quantitative Researcher, Facebook
    • Victoria Dounoucos, Survey Methodologist, RTI
    • Patrick Howell, Director, Modern War Institute, US Military Academy
    • Fengming Lu, Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Australian National University
    • Victoria Paniagua, Assistant Professor, London School of Economics
    • Austin Wang, Assistant Professor, UNLV

    2017

    • Samuel Bagg, Research Fellow, Nuffield College
    • Cindy Cheng, Post-doc, Bavarian School of Public Policy
    • Matthew Cole, Preceptor, Harvard University
    • Michael Hawley, Research Fellow, Duke University
    • Sophie Jiseon Lee, Assistant Professor, Metropolitan College of New York
    • Joshua Lerner, Research Methodologist, NORC University of Chicago
    • Alicia Martinez Reyes-Barrientez, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M-San Antonio
    • Ben Radford, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina - Charlotte
    • Anna Schultz, Post-doc, University of Pennsylvania

    2016

    • Melina Altamirano, Assistant Professor, El Colegio de México (Colmex)
    • Darren Beattie, Writer, Freelance
    • Andrew Bell, Assistant Professor, Indiana University
    • Jared Daugherty, Director of Grants, Shaw University
    • Mark Dudley, Assistant Director, Duke University Undergraduate Admissions
    • Thomas Gift, Associate Professor, University College London
    • Rebecca Hatch, Senior Research Analyst, Tufts University
    • Laura Frankel, Research Scientist, Facebook
    • Taneisha Means, Assistant Professor, Vassar College
    • Raymond Mercado, Post-doc, George Mason University
    • Shahryar Minhas, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

    2015

    • Dominique Dery, Program Coordinator, Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center
    • Cassy Dorff, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University
    • Max Gallop, Lecturer (Assistant Professor), University of Strathclyde
    • Florian Hollenbach, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
    • Daniel Krcmaric, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
    • Aaron Roberts, Senior Consultant, Deloitte 
    • Simon Weschle, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University

    2014

    • Benjamin Barber, Assistant Professor, Instituto de Empresa Business School
    • Seth Cantey, Associate Professor, Washington and Lee University
    • Sandra Ley Guiterrez, Assistant Professor, Centro de Investigacion Docencia Economica (CIDE)
    • Nathaniel Harris, Internal Medicine Residency, Duke University School of Medicine
    • Aaron Houck, Assistant Professor, Queens University of Charlotte
    • Danielle Lupton, Associate Professor, Colgate University
    • Jonathan Schwartz, Proposal Manager, Paragon Partners Ltd.
    • William Wittels, Manager of Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, The Leadership Alliance

    2013

    • Bradford Bishop, Assistant Professor, Wheaton College
    • Aaron King, Associate Professor, UNC – Wilmington
    • Charles Miller, Lecturer, Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University
    • Brittany Perry, Instructional Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
    • Ionut Popescu, Assistant Professor, Texas State University
    • Yi-Ting Wang, Associate Professor, National Cheng Kung University
    • Sean Zeigler, Associate Political Scientist, RAND Corporation

    2012

    • Jessica Carew, Assistant Professor, Elon University
    • Cristina Corduneanu, Associate Professor, Central European University
    • Christopher Desante, Associate Professor, Indiana University
    • Marco Fernández, Research Professor, Tecnológico de Monterrey
    • Kent Freeze, Assistant Professor, Carleton College
    • Melanie Freeze, Visiting Assistant Professor, Carleton College
    • Elda Becerra Mizuno, Coordinadora de Opinion Publica de la Presidencia
    • Jan Pierskalla, Associate Professor, Ohio State University
    • David Rice, Senior Program Manager, Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness
    • Arturas Rozenas, Associate Professor, New York University
    • Richard Salsman, Visiting Assistant Professor, Duke University
    • Lenka Bustikova-Siroky, Associate Professor, Arizona State University
    • David Sparks, Director of Basketball Analytics, Boston Celtics

    2011

    • James Bourke, Assistant Principal, Washington International School
    • Keegan Callanan, Associate Professor, Middlebury College
    • Kathryn Cochran, Director of Foreign Policy Research, Good Judgment Inc.
    • Nora Hanagan, Teaching Assistant Professor, UNC – Chapel Hill
    • Benjamin Hertzberg, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Gartner
    • Kiril Kolev, Associate Professor, Hendrix University
    • Jacob Montgomery, Associate Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
    • Amber Diaz Pearson, Research Scholar, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University
    • Lucas Perkins, Software Engineer, Timber
    • Anoop Sadanandan, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University
    • Eugene Walton, Data Analytics Consultant, Girls Inc.
    • Candis Watts Smith, Associate Professor, Duke University

    2010

    • Ali Aslam, Assistant Professor, Mount Holyoke College
    • Nazli Avdan, Associate Professor, University of Kansas
    • Bruno Borges, Assistant Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
    • Stefan Dolgert, Associate Professor, Brock University
    • William English, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
    • David McIvor, Associate Professor, Colorado State University
    • Kian Ong, Member of Parliament, Malaysia
    • Damon Palmer, Vice President, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp
    • Sinziana Dorobantu, Assistant Professor, NYU School of Business
    • Nicholas Troester, Resources Operations Manager, Research Square
    • Mark Yeisley, Associate Professor, Air University

    2020

    • Joseph Brown, Squadron Commander, United States Air Force
    • Chong Chen, Assistant Professor, Tsinghua University
    • Moohyung Cho, Visiting Researcher, Seoul National University
    • Dean Dulay, Assistant Professor, Singapore Management University
    • Margaret Foster, Post-doc, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
    • Ida Hjermitslev, Post-doc, University of Vienna
    • Howard Liu, Lecturer, University of Essex (after a post-doc, Penn State University)
    • Devin McCarthy, Post-doc, University of Oklahoma
    • Soomin Oh, Post-doc, Development Engagement Lab at University of Birmingham and University College London 
    • Jordan Roberts, Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University
    • Jason Todd, Assistant Professor, Duke Kunshan University

    2019

    • Haohan Chen, Post-doc, NYU (after a post-doc at UPenn)
    • Eric Cheng, Post-doc, University of Toronto
    • Trang Anh Do, Data Scientist, Nielsen
    • Libby Jenke, Assistant Professor, University of Houston
    • David Kearney, Data Scientist, CVS Health
    • Antong Liu, Post-doc, Brown University
    • Nura Sediqe, Post-doc, Princeton University
    • Jeremy Spater, Post-doc, Princeton University
    • Juan Tellez, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina
    • Jan Vogler, Post-doc, UVA
    • Kaitlyn Webster, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina - Charlotte

    2018

    • Kathryn Alexander, Assistant Professor, Wheaton College
    • Andrew Ballard, Assistant Processor, American University
    • Asli Cansunar, Post-doc, Oxford University
    • Noa Cnaan-On, Visiting Researcher, Stanford University
    • Victoria Dounoucos, Survey Methodologist, RTI
    • Patrick Howell, Director, Modern War Institute, US Military Academy
    • Fengming Lu, Lecturer, Australian National University
    • Victoria Paniagua, Lecturer at the London School of Economics
    • Austin Wang, Assistant Professor, UNLV

    2017

    • Samuel Bagg, Post-doc, McGill University
    • Cindy Cheng, Post-doc, Bavarian School of Public Policy
    • Matthew Cole, Preceptor, Harvard University
    • Michael Hawley, Post-doc, Notre Dame
    • Sophie Jiseon Lee, Instructor, Metropolitan College of New York
    • Joshua Lerner, Post-doc, Northwestern University
    • Alicia Martinez, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M-San Antonio
    • Ben Radford, Principal Data Scientist, Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc.
    • Anna Schultz, Post-doc, University of Pennsylvania

    2016

    • Melina Altamirano, Assistant Professor, El Colegio de México (Colmex)
    • Daren Beattie, Instructor, Duke University
    • Andrew Bell, Assistant Professor, Indiana University
    • Jared Daugherty, Director of Grants, Shaw University
    • Mark Dudley, Admissions Officer, Duke University
    • Thomas Gift, Assistant Professor, University College London
    • Rebecca Hatch, Research Analyst, Tufts University
    • Laura Frankel, Associate, Benenson Strategy Group
    • Taneisha Means, Assistant Professor, Vassar College
    • Raymond Mercado, Post-doc, George Mason University
    • Shahryar Minhas, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

    2015

    • Dominique Dery, Healthy Communities Specialist, Transplanting Traditions
    • Cassy Dorff, Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico
    • Max Gallop, Lecturer, University of Strathclyde
    • Florian Hollenbach, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
    • Daniel Krcmaric, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
    • Aaron Roberts, Consultant, CEB 
    • Simon Weschle, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University

    2014

    • Benjamin Barber, Assistant Professor, Instituto de Empresa Business School
    • Seth Cantey, Assistant Professor, Washington and Lee University
    • Sandra Ley Guiterrez, Assistant Professor, Centro de Investigacion Docencia Economica (CIDE)
    • Nathaniel Harris, M.D. Program, Duke University Medical School
    • Aaron Houck, AP edX Assessment Coordinator, Davidson College
    • Danielle Lupton, Assistant Professor, Colgate University
    • Jonathan Schwartz, Post-doc, The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy, University of Wisconsin
    • William Wittels, Research Analyst, The Tobin Project

    2013

    • Bradford Bishop, Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University
    • Aaron King, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina – Wilmington
    • Charles Miller, Lecturer, Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University
    • Brittany Perry, Instructional Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
    • Ionut Popescu, Assistant Professor, Regent University
    • Yi-Ting Wang, Assistant Professor, National Cheng Kung University
    • Sean Zeigler, Associate Political Scientist, RAND Corporation

    2012

    • Jessica Carew, Post-doc/Assistant Professor, Elon University
    • Cristina Corduneanu, Assistant Professor, Central European University
    • Christopher Desante, Assistant Professor, Indiana University
    • Marco Fernandez, Research Director at Mexico Evalua
    • Kent Freeze, Assistant Professor, Carleton College
    • Melanie Freeze, Visiting Professor, Wesleyan University
    • Elda Becerra Mizuno, Coordinadora de Opinion Publica de la Presidencia
    • Jan Pierskalla, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University
    • David Rice, Adjunct, Connecticut College
    • Arturas Rozenas, Assistant Professor, New York University
    • Richard Salsman, Visiting Assistant Professor, Duke University
    • Lenka Siroky, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
    • David Sparks, Director of Basketball Analytics, Boston Celtics

    2011

    • James Bourke, Visiting Fellow, Fordham University
    • Keegan Callanan, Assistant Professor, Middlebury College
    • Kathryn Cochran, Visiting Lecturer, American University
    • Nora Hanagan, Visiting Assistant Professor, Duke University
    • Benjamin Hertzberg, Visiting Assistant Professor, Emory University
    • Kiril Kolev, Assistant Professor, Hendrix University
    • Jacob Montgomery, Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
    • Amber Diaz Pearson, Post-doctoral Fellow, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University
    • Lucas Perkins, Self-employed, Start-Up IT Business
    • Anoop Sadanandan, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University
    • Eugene Walton, Postdoctoral Fellow, Pennsylvania State University
    • Candis Watts Smith, Associate Professor, Penn State University

    2010

    • Ali Aslam, Visiting Instructor, Princeton University
    • Nazli Avdan, Assistant Professor, University of Kansas
    • Bruno Borges, Assistant Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
    • Stefan Dolgert, Assistant Professor, Brock University
    • William English, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
    • David McIvor, Assistant Professor, Colorado State University
    • Kian Ong, Member of Parliament, Malaysia (formerly Instructor, UCSI University)
    • Damon Palmer, Principal, Promontory Financial Group, New York
    • Sinziana Popa, Post-doc, Wharton School of Business
    • Nicholas Troester, Quality Control Editor, Research Square
    • Mark Yeisley, Assistant Professor, Maxwell Air Force

    2009

    • Michael Brady, Assistant Professor, Denison University
    • Anne Flaherty, Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville
    • Laura Grattan, Assistant Professor, Wellesley College
    • Haifeng Huang, Assistant Professor, University of California Merced
    • Daniel Kselman, Junior Research Fellow, Juan March Institute
    • Ming-Whey Lee, Assistant Professor, St. John's College
    • Jie Lu, Assistant Professor, American University
    • Ian McDonald, Visiting Professor, Portland State University
    • Brendan Nyhan, Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College
    • Joel Schlosser, Assistant Professor, Bryn Mawr College
    • David Siroky, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

    2008

    • Mark Axelrod, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
    • Jorge Bravo, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
    • Matthew Fehrs, Assistant Professor, St. Mary's College
    • Daniel Lee, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
    • Monique Lyle, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University
    • Efrén Pérez, Professor, University of California - Los Angeles
    • Philipp Rehm, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University
    • Jill Rickershauser, Assistant Professor, American University
    • Shanaysha Sauls, School Board Chair, Baltimore City Public Schools
    • Timothy Warren, Senior Director, Legislative Programs, General Dynamics Information Technology, Washington, DC (formerly Assistant Professor, Naval Postgraduate School)

    2007

    • Niambi Carter, Assistant Professor, Purdue University
    • Ashwini Chhatre, Assistant Professor, University Illinois at Urbana Champaign
    • Lindsay Cohn, Senior Assistant Professor, Naval War College
    • Victoria DeFrancesco, Adjunct Professor, Fellow & Senior Analyst, University of Texas
    • Matthew Singer, Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut
    • Christopher Whytock, Associate Professor, School of Law, University of Utah
    • Dennis Yeates, Post-doc, Stanford Law School

    2006

    • Brett Benson, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University
    • Adam Brinegar, Research Leader, Corporate Leadership Council, Corporate Executive Board (CEB)
    • William Curtis, Assistant Professor, University of Portland
    • Gerald Digiusto, Visiting Instructor, Bowdoin College
    • Seth Jolly, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University
    • Alisa Kessel, Assistant Professor, University of Puget Sound
    • Yoonkyung Lee, Assistant Professor, SUNY, Binghamton
    • Amy McKay, Assistant Professor, Georgia State University
    • Jason Reifler, Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter
    • Michael Tofias, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
    • John Zachman, Assistant Professor, Northwestern Michigan College

    2005

    • Ericka Albaugh, Assistant Professor, Bowdoin College
    • Philip Brendese, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins
    • Kevin Morrison, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
    • Shayla Nunnally, Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut
    • Dennis Rasmussen, Assistant Professor, Tufts University
    • Thomas Scotto, Professor of Government, University of Essex
    • Seth Weinberger, Associate Professor, University of Puget Sound
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