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Recent Ph.D. Placement

Penn State’s Political Science Department is proud of the research and professional training we provide to our PhD students, and they have been very successful in the academic job market upon completion of their degrees.

2017

Michael Kenwick

University of Pennsylvania

post-doc

International Relations


Zachary Jones

University of Washington

post-doc

International Relations


Josh Semat

George Mason University

Visiting Assistant Professor

American Politics


Eleanor Schiff

Dickinson College

Visiting Assistant Professor

American Politics

2016

Emma Boyle

La Salle University

Visiting Assistant Professor

International Relations/African Studies


Matthew Lane

RAND Corportation

International Security Researcher

International Relations


Shan-Jan Sarah Liu

Newcastle University (UK)

tenure track

Comparative Politics/Women's Studies

2015

Benjamin Soltoff

Miami University (Ohio)

Visiting Assistant Professor

American Politics


Daniel Mallinson

Richard Stockton College

tenure track

American Politics


Christopher Ojeda

University of Tennessee

tenure track

American Politics


Matthew Wilson

West Virginia University

tenure track

Comparative Politics


A. Lee Hannah

Wright State University

tenure track

American Politics

2014

Vito D'Orazio

University of Texas, Dallas

tenure track

International Relations


Andrew Boutton

University of Texas-Austin

tenure track

International Relations


Steven Landis

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Assistant Professor

International Relations

2013

Douglas Rice

University of Mississippi

tenure track

American Politics


Jessica Maves

The University of Arizona

tenure track

International Relations


Kathleen Marchetti

Dickinson College

tenure track

American Politics


Benjamin Bagozzi

University of Delaware

tenure track

International Relations


Anna Pechenkina

Utah State University

tenure track

International Relations


Daehee Bak

Texas Tech University

tenure track

International Relations


James Yonamine

Google (data scientist)

non-academic

International Relations


EitanTzelgov

University of East Anglia

tenure track

Comparative Politics


Jonathan Moody

Pew Charitable Trusts

senior research associate

American Politics

2012

Jakana Thomas

Michigan State University

tenure track

International Relations

2011

Jiso Yoon

University of Kansas

tenure track

Comparative Politics


Simone Dietrich

University of Essex

Senior Lecturer

International Relations


Jeffrey Carter

University of Mississippi

tenure track

International Relations


Andreea Mihalache

Roanoke College

tenure track

International Relations


Shaun Bevan

University of Edinburgh

senior lecturer

American Politics

2010

Martha Thomas

University of Vermont

tenure track

International Relations


Kanisha Bond

University of Maryland

tenure track

International Relations


Emre Hatipoglu

Sabanci University (Turkey)

tenure track

International Relations


Ekrem Karakoc

Binghamton University

tenure track

Comparative Politics


Julianna Pacheno

University of Iowa

tenure track

American Politics

2009

Sushmita Chatterjee

Appalachian State University

tenure track

Political Theory

2008

Kyle Joyce

University of California, Davis

tenure track

International Relations


Amber Boydstun

University of California, Davis

tenure track

American Politics


Young-Hun Kim

East Carolina University

tenure track

Comparative Politics


Phil Arena

University at Buffalo -- SUNY

tenure track

International Relations


Challen Nicklen

Louisiana State University

fixed term

Political Theory

2007

Heather Ondercin

Louisiana State University

tenure track

American Politics


Nicole Edgar Morford

Cleveland State University

adjunct

Comparative Politics


Claudiu Tufis

Research Institute for the Quality of Life,

The Romanian Academy (Romania)

tenure track

Comparative Politics


Kevin Egan

Drexel University

fixed term

Political Theory

2006

Faten Ghosn

University of Arizona

tenure track

International Relations


Christine Mahoney

University of Virginia

tenure track

Comparative Politics


Diane Dutka

Defense Intelligence Agency

permanent

International Relations


Alex Braithwaite

University of Arizona

tenure track

International Relations


Jonah Victor

Department of Defense

permanent

International Relations

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