Graduate Placement

The following is a comprehensive list of placements of our graduate students in academia, industry, and the non-profit and public sectors. We don’t systematically track the promotions or job changes of our alumni, so in most cases these are first placements.

Abdullah Shahid (PhD August 2022)

Yunsub Lee (PhD August 2022): Post-doc at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain.

Sang Kyung Lee (PhD August 2022): Postdoctoral Associate at Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.

Jocelyn Fischer (PhD December 2021): Post-Doctoral Associate at the Center for Women and Work in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Erin McCauley (PhD December 2021): Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California-San Francisco.

Yuanyuan Liu (PhD August 2021): Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong.

Lisha Liu (PhD May 2021): Assistant Professor of Organizations and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Radu Parvulescu (PhD May 2021): Analyst for Canadian Housing Statistics Program at Statistics, Canada.

Alexander Ruch (PhD May 2021): Senior Machine Learning Engineer at Spotify.

Xinwei Xu (PhD December 2021): Postdoctoral Researcher, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Thomas Davidson (PhD August 2020): Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University.

Alyssa Goldman (PhD May 2020): Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Boston College.

Mario Molina (PhD August 2020): Post-doctoral Associate in Social Science Division, NYU-Abu Dhabi.

Youngmin Yi (PhD May 2020): Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Meg Doherty Bea (PhD May 2019): Assistant Professor, Department of Consumer Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Theresa Rocha Beardall (PhD May 2019): Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Washington.

Bridget Brew (PhD  May 2019): Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Mary Washington.

Jing-Mao Ho (PhD May 2019): Assistant Professor, Data Science, Utica College.

Paul Muniz (PhD May 2019): Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Bucknell University.

Antonio Sirianni (PhD May 2019): Postdoctoral Fellow in Quantitative Social Sciences, Dartmouth College.

Mauricio Bucca (PhD 2018): Assistant Professor, Universidad Católica de Chile.

Alex Currit (PhD 2018): People Research Scientist at Meta.

Lucas Drouhot (PhD 2018): Assistant Professor of Sociology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Michael Siemon (PhD 2018): Senior Data Scientist at Ericsson. 

Daniel Della Posta (PhD 2017): Associate Professor of Sociology, Penn State University.

Fedor Dokshin (PhD 2017): Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto.

Allison Dwyer-Emory (PhD 2017): Assistant Professor of Sociology, SUNY at Buffalo

Alicia Eads (PhD 2017): Assistant Professor of Sociology and Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, University of Toronto

Scott Golder (PhD 2017): Senior Director, Data Scientist at Capital One.

Hilary Holbrow (PhD 2017): Assistant Professor, East Asian Language and Culture, Indiana University Bloomington. 

Yujin Oh (PhD 2017): Assistant Director, Learning Strategies Center, Cornell University.

Defne Över (PhD 2017): Assistant Professor, Texas A&M, Department of Sociology. 

Emily Taylor Poppe (PhD 2016): Assistant Professor of Law, University of California-Irvine School of Law

Kyle Albert (PhD 2016): Assistant Professor, Institute of Public Policy at George Washington University

Rachel Behler (PhD 2016): Senior Research Scientist at Meta.

Chris Cameron (PhD 2016): Computational Scientist at Cornell Center for Advanced Computing.

Benjamin Franco-Suarez (PhD 2016): Retired, age 90. Read his remarkable story here.

Dafna Gelbgiser (PhD 2016): Assistant Professor of Sociology, Tel Aviv University.

Emily Hoagland (PhD 2016): Vice President, Strategic Insights & Initiatives at National Geographic Society. 

Patrick Park (PhD 2016): Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science.

Yongren Shi (PhD 2016): Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Iowa.

Shuo Zhang (PhD 2016): Assistant Professor, China University of Political Science and Law.

Erik Schmidt (PhD 2015): Survey Statistician, US Census Bureau.

Chan Suh (PhD 2015): Associate Professor of Sociology, Chung Ang University.

Milena Tsvetkova (PhD 2015): Assistant Professor at the Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Laura Ford (PhD 2014): Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bard College.

Michael Genkin (PhD 2014): Assistant Professor of Sociology, Singapore Management University.

Erin Lentz (PhD 2014): Associate Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas Austin.

Michael “Trey” Spiller (PhD 2014): USDA Statistician, Dallas, TX.

Jessica Su (PhD 2014): Assistant Professor of Sociology, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Matthew Hoffberg (PhD 2013): Head of Product Management Content Applications at Pearson in Boston MA.

Jung Mee Park (PhD 2013): Data Analys, University Information Technology Services, University of Arizona.

Alexa Yesukevich (PhD 2013): Instructor in Sociology at Elmira College.

Christin Munsch (PhD 2012): Associate Professor of Sociology at University of Connecticut.

Kelly Patterson (PhD 2012): Assistant Professor, Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business. 

Kyle Siler (PhD 2012): Research Professor and Principal Investigator at University of Montreal. 

Christopher Yenkey (PhD 2011): Associate Professor, University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business.

Jennifer Todd (PhD 2011): Director, US Department of Education, office of Well-Rounded Education.

Jared Peifer (PhD 2011): Associate Professor of Management in the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College.

Bart Ligouri (PhD 2011): Division Director at Legislative Research Commission in Kentucky.

Nicolas Eilbaum (PhD 2011): Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, Greensboro College.

Tom Lento (PhD 2011): Software Engineer at Transform, CA.

Cate Taylor (PhD 2010): Associate Professor of Sociology, UC Santa Barbara.

Mark Dodd Jacobs (PhD 2010): Assistant Professor, Renmin University School of Business, Beijing.

Li Ma (PhD 2010): Assistant Professor, Tongji University, Shanghai.

Youngjoo Cha (PhD 2010): Associate Professor of Sociology, Indiana University.

Sarah Thebaud (PhD 2010): Associate Professor of Sociology, UC Santa Barbara.

Yujun Wang (PhD 2010): Associate Professor of Sociology, Renmin University, Beijing, China

Diana Hernandez (PhD 2009): Associate Professor at the Mailman School of Public Health Sciences in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University.

Cyprian Wejnert (PhD 2009): Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta.

Esther Quintero (PhD 2008): Senior Research Fellow, Albert Shanker Institute (American Federation of Teachers), Washington, DC.

Mark McKerrow (Ph.D. 2008): Senior Researcher at Blueprint ADE, Ontario Canada.

Stephen Benard (Ph.D. 2008): Associate Professor of Sociology, Indiana University.

Ed Carberry (Ph.D. 2008): Associate Professor of Management, U-Mass Boston.

John Scott (Ph.D. 2008):Director of Retirement Savings Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington D.C.

Matt Di Carlo (Ph.D. 2008): Senior Research Fellow, Albert Shanker Institute (American Federation of Teachers), Washington, DC.

Ko Kuwabara (Ph.D. 2007): Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD, France

Arnout van de Rijt (Ph.D. 2007): Professor of Sociology, European University Institute, Italy.

Judy Rosenstein (Ph.D. 2007): Professor, Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Zun Tang (Ph.D. 2007): Director of Institutional Research CUNY.

Min-Dong Paul Lee (Ph.D. 2007): Norris A. Aldeen Chair of Business, and Associate Professor of Business at Wheaton College.

Mary Still (Ph.D. 2007): Social and Data Scientist, Boston, MA.

Erik Volz (Ph.D. 2006): Lecturer, Population Biology and Infectious Diseases, Imperial College in London.

Damon Centola (Ph.D. 2006): Elihu Katz Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

Young-Mi Kim (Ph.D. 2006): Associate Professor of Sociology, Yonsei University, Korea.

Robb Willer (Ph.D. 2006): Professor of Sociology and Psychology at Stanford University.

Wubiao Zhou (Ph.D. 2006): Associate Professor, Department of Management, Birmingham Business School, UK

Dong-Il Jung (Ph.D. 2006): Assistant Professor of Sociology, Hallym University, Korea.

Kate Hynes (Ph.D. 2005): Program Coordinator, College of Health and Human Development, Penn State University.

Ion Bogdan Vasi (Ph.D. 2005): Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Iowa.

Evelyn Bush (Ph.D. 2005): Associate Professor of Sociology, Fordham University.

Gabriela Sandoval (Ph.D. 2005): Director of Race & Equity Policy at California Immigrant Policy Center, Oakland California.

Elaine Howard Ecklund (Ph.D. 2004): Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Sociology and Director of the Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance at Rice University.

Marianna Klochko (Ph.D. 2004): Associate Professor of Sociology, The Ohio State University – Marion.

Kristen Schultz Lee (Ph.D. 2004): Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Buffalo.

Hyunjoo Min (Ph.D. 2004): Research Instructor, Department of Economics, Korea University.

Emma Dentinger (Ph.D. 2003): Lives in Philadelphia, PA

Pawan Dhingra (Ph.D. 2002): Associate Provost and Associate Dean of the Faculty; Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank Professor of U.S. Immigration Studies, Amherst College.

Heather Hofmeister (Ph.D. 2002): Professor of Sociology of Work at the Goethe University, Frankfurt.

Joy Pixley (Ph.D. 2002): Research Director, California Plug Load Research Center at UC Irvine. 

James Kitts (Ph.D. 2001): Professor of Sociology, UMass Amherst.

Brent Simpson (Ph.D. 2001): Professor of Sociology, University of South Carolina.

Stacey Merola (Ph.D. 2001): Mixed-methods Researcher and Program Evaluator, Washington, DC.

Yang Cao (Ph.D. 2000): Associate Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina Charlotte.

Amy Foerster (Ph.D. 2000): Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Pace University, New York City.

Pamela Jull (Ph.D. 1999): Program Director of Sustainable Connection, Bellingham, WA.

Jennifer Karas (Ph.D. 1999): Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, University of Denver.

Melissa Favreault (Ph.D. 1998): Senior Fellow, Urban Institute Income and Benefits Policy Center in Washington, DC.

Jayiti Lal (Ph.D. 1998): Professor and Chair of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Wake Forest University.

Rebecca Matthews (Ph.D. 1998): Research Analyst, U.S. Bureau of the Census.

Lisa Schneider-Bentley (PhD 1997): Director of Engineering Learning Initiatives at Cornell University.

David Dornisch (Ph.D. 1997): Quantitative and Qualitative Research and Data Scientist at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington, D.C.

Lisa Keister (Ph.D. 1997): Gilhuly Family Professor of Sociology, Duke University.

Susan Roschke (Ph.D. 1997): Grants and Donor Data Manager in Cincinnati Ohio.

Loreen Wolfer (Ph.D. 1996): Professor of Sociology / Criminal Justice, Scranton University.

Sarah Soule (Ph.D. 1995): Morgridge Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford University Business School.

Christiana Agawu (Ph.D. 1995): Lecturer in Africana Studies, Princeton University.

Ellen Bradburn (Ph.D. 1994): Senior Research Associate, at MPR Associates Inc, an education research consulting firm in Washington DC.

David Barron (Ph.D. 1992): Associate Professor in Organisational Sociology, University of Oxford.

Sonja Drobnic (Ph.D. 1992): Professor, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Bremen.

Pam Popielarz (Ph.D. 1992): Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois Chicago.

John Roberts (Ph.D. 1992): Professor of Sociology at the University of New Mexico.

Dawn Robinson (Ph.D. 1992): Professor of Sociology at the University of Georgia.

Jane Banaszak-Holl (Ph.D. 1991): Professor, School of Health & Social Care, University of Greenwich.

Kristin Esterberg (Ph.D. 1991): President of SUNY Potsdam.

James Ranger-Moore (Ph.D. 1991): Associate Professor at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

Elizabeth West (PhD 1991): Professor of Applied Social Research in the School of Health and Social Care, University of Greenwich.

Scott Sernau (Ph.D. 1991): Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Indiana University South Bend.

Michiko Kurahashi (Ph.D. 1989): Chief Marketing Officer at AXIS Capital,  New York City.