Ph.D. Placement

Penn State's Political Science Ph.D. students receive academic appointments at some of the top schools in the U.S., and take private sector positions in research, technology, security, and more:

Graduation
Year 

Name and Institution

Position

Specialization

2018

Margaret Ariotti

University of Georgia

tenure track

Comparative Politics/Political Methodology

 

Amanda Fidalgo

New College of Florida

tenure track

Comparative Politics/American Politics

 

Fridolin Linder

New York University

post-doc

Political Methodology/American Politics

 

Kevin Reuning

Miami University (Ohio)

tenure track

American Politics/Political Methodology

 

Wonjun Song

Penn State

post-doc

International Relations/Comparative Politics

 

Anne Whitesell

Ohio Northern University

tenure track

American Politics/Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

2017

Christopher Boylan

Verisk Maplecroft Company (Dublin)

Data Scientist

Comparative Politics/Political Methodology

 

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

John Beieler

Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA)

Program Manager

International Relations

 

Emma Boyle

La Salle University

Visiting Assistant Professor

International Relations/African Studies

Benjamin Fisher

Verisk Maplecroft

Data Scientist International Relations

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

Stockton University

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