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

Position and Institution

Specialization

2020

Nicholas Dietrich

 

Visiting Assistant Professor, Ohio Wesleyan International Relations/Political Methodology

 

Markus Neumann

 

post-doc, Wesleyan

American Politics/Social Data Analytics

2019

Yaoyao Dai

post-doc, New York University - Abu Dhabi

Comparative Politics/Asian Studies

 

Matthew Denny

Research Scientist, Facebook Core Data Science American Politics/Social Data Analytics

 

MinHyung (Minnie) Joo

tenure track, University of Massachusetts-Lowell International Relations/Political Methodology

 

Chuyu Liu

post-doc, Johns Hopkins University International Relations/Political Methodology

 

Xu Xu

tenure track, Princeton University Comparative Politics/International Relations

2018

Margaret Ariotti

tenure track, University of Georgia

Comparative Politics/Political Methodology

 

Amanda Fidalgo

tenure track, New College of Florida

Comparative Politics/American Politics

 

Fridolin Linder

post-doc, New York University

Political Methodology/Comparative Politics

 

Ryan McMahon

Data Scientist, Google

Political Methodology/American Politics

 

Kevin Reuning

 

tenure track, Miami University (Ohio)

American Politics/Political Methodology

 

Wonjun Song

post-doc, Penn State

International Relations/Comparative Politics

 

Anne Whitesell

tenure track, Ohio Northern University

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

2017

Christopher Boylan

Data Scientist, Verisk Maplecroft Company (Dublin)

Comparative Politics/Political Methodology

 

Michael Kenwick

post-doc, University of Pennsylvania

International Relations

Zachary Jones

post-doc, University of Washington

International Relations

Josh Semat

 

Visiting Assistant Professor, George Mason University

American Politics

Eleanor Schiff

 

Visiting Assistant Professor, Dickinson College

American Politics

2016

John Beieler

Program Manager, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA)

International Relations

 

Emma Boyle

 

Visiting Assistant Professor, La Salle University

International Relations/African Studies

Benjamin Fisher

 

Data Scientist, Verisk Maplecroft International Relations

Matthew Lane

International Security Researcher, RAND Corportation

International Relations

Shan-Jan Sarah Liu

tenure track, New castle University (UK)

Comparative Politics/Women's Studies

2015

Benjamin Soltoff

 

Visiting Assistant Professor, Miami University (Ohio)

American Politics

Daniel Mallinson

tenure track, Stockton University

American Politics

Christopher Ojeda

tenure track, University of Tennessee

American Politics

Matthew Wilson

tenure track, West Virginia University

Comparative Politics

A. Lee Hannah

tenure track, Wright State University

American Politics

2014

Vito D'Orazio

tenure track, University of Texas, Dallas

International Relations

Andrew Boutton

tenure track, University of Texas-Austin

International Relations

Steven Landis

Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

International Relations

2013

Douglas Rice

tenure track, University of Mississippi

American Politics

Jessica Maves

tenure track, The University of Arizona

International Relations

Kathleen Marchetti

tenure track, Dickinson College

American Politics

Benjamin Bagozzi

tenure track, University of Delaware

International Relations

Anna Pechenkina

tenure track, Utah State University

International Relations

Daehee Bak

tenure track, Texas Tech University

International Relations

James Yonamine

non-academic, Google (data scientist)

International Relations

Eitan Tzelgov

tenure track, University of East Anglia

Comparative Politics

Jonathan Moody

senior research associate, Pew Charitable Trusts

American Politics

2012

Jakana Thomas

tenure track, Michigan State University

International Relations

2011

Jiso Yoon

tenure track, University of Kansas

Comparative Politics

Simone Dietrich

senior lecturer, University of Essex

International Relations

Jeffrey Carter

tenure track, University of Mississippi

International Relations

Andreea Mihalache

tenure track, Roanoke College

International Relations

Shaun Bevan

senior lecturer, University of Edinburgh

American Politics

2010

Martha Thomas

tenure track, University of Vermont

International Relations

Kanisha Bond

tenure track, University of Maryland

International Relations

Emre Hatipoglu

tenure track, Sabanci University (Turkey)

International Relations

Ekrem Karakoc

tenure track, Binghamton University

Comparative Politics

Julia Pacheco

tenure track, University of Iowa

American Politics

2009

Sushmita Chatterjee

tenure track, Appalachian State University

Political Theory

2008

Kyle Joyce

tenure track, University of California, Davis

International Relations

Amber Boydstun

tenure track, University of California, Davis

American Politics

Young-Hun Kim

tenure track, East Carolina University

Comparative Politics

Phil Arena

tenure track, University at Buffalo -- SUNY

International Relations

Challen Nicklen

fixed term, Louisiana State University

Political Theory