Graduate Placement

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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.

Theresa Rocha Beardall (PhD anticipated May 2019): Assistant Professor of Sociology, Virginia Tech University

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

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

Mauricio Bucca (PhD August 2018): Max Weber Post-Doctoral Fellowship, European Union Institute, Florence, Italy.

Alex Currit (PhD August 2018): Research Scientist, Google.

Lucas Drouhot (PhD August 2018): Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, Germany.

George Berry (PhD 2017): Research Scientist, Core Data Science Group, Facebook.

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

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

Alicia Eads (PhD 2017): Research Associate, University of Toronto.

Allison Dwyer Emory (PhD 2017): Assistant Professor of Sociology, SUNY-Buffalo (beginning July 2019); Postdoctoral Fellow, Rutgers University Department of Criminology (2017-2019).

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

Hilary Holbrow (PhD 2017): Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on US-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.

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

Defne Över (PhD 2017): Assistant Professor, Texas A&M (beginning August 2019); Early Career Fellow, Göttingen University’s Lichtenberg Kolleg.

Emily Taylor Poppe (PhD 2016): Assistant Professor of Law, University of California-Irvine School of Law; Visiting Assistant Professor of Law and Sociology, Cornell University (2016-2017).

Kyle Albert (PhD 2016): Assistant Professor, Institute of Public Policy at George Washington University; Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (2016-2018).

Rachel Behler (PhD 2016): Research Scientist, Facebook; Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Research Center, University of Texas-Austin (2016-2017).

Chris Cameron (PhD 2016): Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Computational Social Science, Stanford University.

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

Dafna Gelbgiser (PhD 2016): Assistant Professor of Sociology, Tel Aviv University (beginning July 2018); Research Scientist, Facebook (2016-2018); Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Inequality, Cornell University (2016).

Emily Hoagland (PhD 2016): Senior Researcher, Corporation for Enterprise Development, Washington D.C.

Patrick Park (PhD 2016): Postdoctoral Fellow, SONIC (Science of Networks in Communities) lab, Northwestern University.

Yongren Shi (PhD 2016): Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Iowa (beginning July 2018); Postdoctoral Fellow, Human Nature Lab/Yale Institute for Network Science, Yale University.

Shuo Zhang (PhD 2016): Assistant Professor, Central University of Finance and Economics (China).

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

Chan Suh (PhD 2015): Assistant Professor of Sociology, Boise State University.

Milena Tsvetkova (PhD 2015): Postdoctoral Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute; Assistant Professor at the Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (beginning 2017).

Laura Ford (PhD 2014): Postdoctoral Fellow, The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, SUNY Buffalo; Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bard College (beginning 2017).

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

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

Michael “Trey” Spiller (PhD 2014): Epidemiologist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Jessica Su (PhD 2014): Assistant Professor of Sociology, SUNY Buffalo.

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

Jung Mee Park (PhD 2013): Research Associate at University of Pennsylvania.

Alexa Yesukevich (PhD 2013): Assistant Professor at Elmira College.

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

Kelly Patterson (PhD 2012): Assistant Professor of Management and Organization, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.

Kyle Siler (PhD 2012): Postdoctoral Fellow, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Christopher Yenkey (PhD 2011): Assistant Professor, Sonoco International Business Department, University of South Carolina; Assistant Professor of Organizations and Strategy, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.

Jennifer Todd (PhD 2011): Research Analyst, NY Department of Education.

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

Bart Ligouri (PhD 2011): Research Analyst, Kentucky Department of Education.

Nicolas Eilbaum (PhD 2011): Fellow at the Thompson Writing Program at Duke University.

Tom Lento (PhD 2011): Data Scientist at Facebook.

Cate Taylor (PhD 2010): Assistant Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Indiana University.

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): Assistant 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): Assistant Professor of Sociology, McMaster University, Toronto, CA; now Research Associate for Social Research and Demonstration Corporation in Toronto, Canada.

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

Ed Carberry (Ph.D. 2008): Assistant 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 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, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

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): Assistant Professor of Marketing and Management, at University of Massachusetts Boston.

Erik Volz (Ph.D. 2006): Research Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan; now Lecturer, Population Biology and Infectious Diseases, at Imperial College in London.

Damon Centola (Ph.D. 2006): Associate Professor at the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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

Robb Willer (Ph.D. 2006): Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC-Berkeley; now 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): Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State University.

Ion Bogdan Vasi (Ph.D. 2005): Assistant Professor of Business, Columbia University (Sociology by Courtesy); now Associate Professor, Department of Sociology at the University of Iowa.

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

Gabriela Sandoval (Ph.D. 2005): Director of Research and Policy, Insight Center for Community Economic Development in Oakland California.

Elaine Howard Ecklund (Ph.D. 2004): Autrey Professor of Sociology and Director of Religion in Public Life Program, Rice University, in Houston, Texas.

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

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

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

Pawan Dhingra (Ph.D. 2002): Professor of Sociology at Tufts University.

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

Joy Pixley (Ph.D. 2002): Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California Irvine; now Project Manager, CalIt2, UCI.

James Kitts (Ph.D. 2001): Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Washington; now Associate Professor of Sociology and Director, Computational Social Science Institute, University of Massachusetts – Amherst.

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

Stacey Merola (Ph.D. 2001): President and Principal Scientist at Merola Research, LLC in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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

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

Pamela Jull (Ph.D. 1999): President, Applied Research Northwest, a social science research firm based in Bellingham, WA that conducts community and evaluative research for government and non-profit agencies.

Jennifer Karas (Ph.D. 1999): Associate Provost of the Undergraduate Academic Program at the University of Denver.

Melissa Favreault (Ph.D. 1998): Senior Fellow, Urban Institute Income and Benefits Policy Center in Washington, DC and an Affiliated Professor at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute of Georgetown University.

Jayiti Lal (Ph.D. 1998): Associate Professor of Sociology, Ambedkar University Delhi.

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): Senior Social Science Analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C.

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

Susan Roschke (Ph.D. 1997): Founder at Simple Resilence LLC in Cincinnati Ohio.

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

Ray Liedka (Ph.D. 1995): Special Instructor of Sociology, Oakland 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.