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Recent 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.

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

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

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

Allison Dwyer Emory (PhD 2017 [expected]): Postdoctoral Fellow, Rutgers University Department of Criminology.

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

Yujin Oh (PhD Jan 2017): Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University.

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

Kyle Albert (PhD 2016): Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies.

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

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): Research Scientist, Facebook; 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): 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 of Organizations and Strategy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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): Assistant Professor of Sociology, Renmin University, Beijing.

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): Assistant Professor of Public Policy, UNC-Chapel Hill; now Director at the Pew Charitable Trusts in Severna Park, Maryland.

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

Ko Kuwabara (Ph.D. 2007): Associate Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.

Arnout van de Rijt (Ph.D. 2007): Associate Professor of Sociology, SUNY Stony Brook.

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): Assistant Professor of Sociology, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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 CIT Bank in New York City.

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