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Graduates 2019-2020

Alley, Joshua K. Dissertation Title: “Alliance Participation and Military Spending” Initial post-PhD position: Post-Doc at the Democratic Statecraft Lab at the University of Virginia Current Position: Post-Doc at the Democratic Statecraft Lab at the University of Virginia
Jung, Yoo Sun Dissertation Title: “Legalization of International Institutions and Global Economic Order" Initial post-PhD position: Post-Doc at the Center for Commerce and Diplomacy (CCD) at UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) Current Position: Post-Doc at the Center for Commerce and Diplomacy (CCD) at UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS)
Mitchell, Austin Dissertation Title: “The Political Economy of Electoral Authoritarianism: Fiscal andFinancial Conditions for Elections in Dictatorships” Initial post-PhD position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, Qatar Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, Qatar
Yin, Weiwen Dissertation Title: “Essays on the Transnational Commercial Arbitration Institutions in the Politics of FDI” Initial post-PhD position: Post-Doc at the Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program & School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University Current Position: Post-Doc at the Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program & School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Graduates 2018-2019

Berkemeier, Molly L. Dissertation Title: “Exploring Military Noncombat Operations” Initial post-PhD position: Assistant Professor, University of Georgia Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
Nascimento da Silva, Thiago Dissertation Title: “Coalitional Dynamics in Presidential Systems” Initial post-PhD position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Mannheim Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Mannheim
Song, Miyeon Dissertation Title: “Managing Public Services: The Role of Non-Profit, For-Profit, and Governmental Organizations” Initial post-PhD position: Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina
Vande Kamp, Garrett N. Dissertation Title: “Essays on Judicial Review” Initial post-PhD position: Lecturer, The Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
Zhang, Youlang Dissertation Title: “Essays on Intergovernmental Lobbying in America” Initial post-PhD position: Assistant Professor, Renmin University of China Current Position: Assistant Professor, Renmin University of China

Graduates 2017-2018

An, Seung-Ho Dissertation Title: “Optimal Turnover Rates and Organization Performance in Public & Non-Profit Organizations” Initial post-PhD position: Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University Current Position: Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University
Bogiaris, Guillaume Dissertation Title: “Rethinking Plato’s Place in Machiavelli’s Thought” Initial post-PhD position: Assistant Professor, University of West Alabama Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of West Alabama
Calderon, Apolonia Dissertation Title: “Who’s Going to Build Your Wall?: The influence of Non-governmental Institutions on Immigration Outcomes” Initial post-PhD position: Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
Haglin, Kathryn M. Dissertation Title: “The Political Determinants of Attitudes Towards Science” Initial post-PhD position: Post-doc, Yale University & University of Pennsylvania Current Position: Post-doc, Yale University & University of Pennsylvania
Merrill, Alison H. Dissertation Title: “The Dynamics of Issue Attention on the United States Supreme Court” Initial post-PhD position: Assistant Professor, Susquehana University Current Position: Assistant Professor, Susquehana University
Turner, Jeremy Dissertation Title: “Exploring Military Non-Combat Operations” Initial post-PhD position: Air War College of Air University Current Position: Air War College of Air University

Graduates 2016-2017

Carroll, Kristen Dissertation Title: “When Representatives Work: The Influence of Local Context on Minority Representation” Initial post-PhD position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
Funk, Kendall D. Dissertation Title: “The Causes and Consequences of Women’s Representation in Local Governments” Initial post-PhD position: Assistant Professor, Arizona State University Current Position: Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
Philips, Andrew Q. Dissertation Title: “Manipulating the Masses: New Theories of Political Cycles” Initial post-PhD position: Assistant Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder
Radtke, Mitchell Dissertation Title: “Dictators, Ministerial Cronyism, and International Conflict” Initial post-PhD position: Visiting Lecturer, St. Olaf College Current Position: Visiting Lecturer, Bucknell University
Switzer, David Dissertation Title: “Private Taps, Public Good: Exploring Compliance, Conservation, and Equity in United States Drinking Water” Initial post-PhD position: Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Missouri

Graduates 2015-2016

Cheon, Ohbet Dissertation Title: “Management and Performance in US Healthcare Institutions: Does Sector-difference Matter?” Initial post-PhD position: Post-doc, Texas A&M University Health Science Center Current Position: Assistant Professor, Clarkson University
Compton, Mallory E. Dissertation Title: “The Political Economy of Unemployment Insurance” Initial post-PhD position: Post-doc, Utrecht University Current Position: Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
Conway, Nicholas Dissertation Title: “Rush to Justice The Disappearing Civil Trial” Initial post-PhD position: Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University Current Position: Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University
Favero, Nathan Dissertation Title: “Representation in the Fourth Branch of Government: A Closer Look at the Link between Employee Demographics and Client Outcomes” Initial post-PhD position: Assistant Professor, American University Current Position: Assistant Professor, American University
Wofford (Gooch), Peyton Dissertation Title: “Competing Versions of Contemporary Aristotelianism a Contemporary Political Theory” Initial post-PhD position: Visiting Instructor, Central Arkansas University Current Position: Lecturer, Steven F. Austin State University

Graduates 2014-2015

Bryant, Katherine Dissertation Title: “The Benefits of Multilateral Aid: How Agency Motivation, Specialization, and Autonomy Promote Development” Initial post-PhD position: Adjunct Faculty, Westmont College Current Position: Assistant Professor, Westmont College
Garcia, Blake Dissertation Title: "“International Migration and Extreme-Right Terrorism”" Initial post-PhD position: Research Associate, Association of Corporate Counsel Current Position: Research Associate, Association of Corporate Counsel
Ghosh Moulick, Abhisekh Dissertation Title: “Essays in Public and Non-Profit Financial Management” Initial post-PhD position: Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma
Jordan, Soren Dissertation Title: “Partisan Polarization, Lawmaking, and Representation in the United States Congress” Initial post-PhD position: Assistant Professor, Auburn University Current Position: Assistant Professor, Auburn University
Molina Jr., Angel Dissertation Title: “Guided by Governance: New Perspectives on the Political Dynamics of Latino Education” Initial post-PhD position: Assistant Professor, Arizona State University Current Position: Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
Nakajo, Miwa Dissertation Title: "Civic Engagement and Trust in National and Local Governments" Initial post-PhD position: Assistant Professor, Hokkai Gakuen University Current Position: Associate Professor, Tsuda University
Rutherford, Amanda Dissertation Title: "Politics, Perceptions, and Performance in Higher Education" Initial post-PhD position: Assistant Professor, Indiana University Current Position: Assistant Professor, Indiana University
Shrek, Brian Dissertation Title: “Better the Devil You Know: A Theory of Decision-Making in Collaborative Governance and Evidence from Endangered Species Management” Initial post-PhD position: Post-doc, Texas Tech University Current Position: Director of McNair Scholars Program, University of Wyoming
Wang, Di Dissertation Title: “Leviathan as Foreign Investor: Evidence from Sovereign Wealth Funds” Initial post-PhD position: Lecturer, University of Texas at Austin Current Position: Lecturer, University of Texas at Austin
Web, Clayton Dissertation Title: “Domestic Consequences of Economic Sanctions” Initial post-PhD position: Assistant Professor, University of Kansas Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Kansas

Graduates 2013-2014

Brown, Ted Dissertation Title: "The Rhetoric of Conflict in Political Theory" Initial post-PhD position: Assistant Professor, Southwest Oklahoma State University Current Position: Assistant Professor, Southwest Oklahoma State University
Ferguson, Grant Dissertation Title: “The Conflict-Oriented Group Identity of Partisanship” Initial post-PhD position: Instructor, Texas Christian University Current Position: Instructor, Texas Christian University
Seki, Katsunori Dissertation Title: “Causes and Consequences of Elections in Nondemocracies” Initial post-PhD position: Post-doc, University of Mannheim Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba
Shockley, Bethany Dissertation Title: “Local Representation in the Context of Decentralization: Mayors, Citizens, and Local Governance in Latin America” Initial post-PhD position: Post-doc, Qatar University Current Position: Post-doc, Qatar University
Tkach, Benjamin Dissertation Title: "Corporate Security and Conflict Outcomes" Initial post-PhD position: Assistant Professor, King University Current Position: Assistant Professor, Mississippi State
Urbanski, Piotr Dissertation Title: “Heterogeneous Industry Entry and Exit Costs, Collective Action, and Trade Policy” Initial post-PhD position: Research Project Manager, Southern California Edison Current Position: Research Project Manager, Southern California Edison
Wimpy, Cameron Dissertation Title: “Foiled Expectations: When Democracy Doesn’t Deliver” Initial post-PhD position: Research Associate, Fors Marsh Group Current Position: Research Director, MIT
Yeh, Yao-Yuan Dissertation Title: "Presidentialism, Parliamentarism, and Democracy Reconsidered" Initial post-PhD position: Lecturer, University of California Merced Current Position: Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas