Graduate Placements

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.

Alex Cooperstock (PhD May 2024): Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown University--a dual appointment with the Population Studies and Training Center as well as with the Annenberg Institute for School Reform

Jacqueline Ho (PhD May 2024): Assistant Professor at Singapore Management University

Wonjeong Jeong (PhD May 2024): Postdoctoral position at NYU Abu Dhabi 

Reid Ralston (PhD May 2024): Assistant Professor of Sociology at Midland University 

Benjamin Rosche (PhD May 2024): Postdoctoral at the Office of Population Research at Princeton University 

Shumeng Li (PhD May 2023): Postdoctoral Fellow at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore

Loredana Loy (PhD May 2023): Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Miami

Yoselinda Mendoza (PhD May 2023): User Experience Research at LinkedIn

Meaghan Mingo (PhD May 2023): Director of Global DEI Transformation at Warner Music Group

Emily Sandusky (PhD May 2023): Director, Research Accelerators, Public Agenda

Remy Stewart (PhD May 2023): Data Scientist at Figma in New York City

Abdullah Shahid (PhD August 2022): Lecturer, Trans-disciplinary Course Program, University of Tübingen, Germany.

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.