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Doctoral Graduate Placements

Our Ph.D.s have been accepted to positions at universities such as Dartmouth, Georgia State University, the University of Arkansas, Southern Indiana University, Omaha, Walden, St. Paul College, Benedictine College, Arizona Christian University, and Sabanci University (Turkey).  Two of our recent Ph.D.s are tenured Associate Professors at Utah State. Some have gone on to pursue careers in government, such as working for the Department of Defense.  Other students accepted postdoctoral fellowships at institutions such as the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and Michigan State.  Several of our Ph.D. candidates have earned dissertation awards, including those from the National Science Foundation.

We make every effort to keep the information on this page current. However, if you are a graduate of our PhD program and your information is not up-to-date, please contact Jenna.Roelle@asu.edu

NameGraduation YearCurrent PositionCurrent Institution

Babak RezaeeDaryakenari


Assistant Professor

Leiden University, Netherlands

AJ Simmons2018Research Director

Institute for Legal, Legislative and Policy Studies at the University of Illinois Springfield

Joshua Thompson2018Faculty Associate and Academic Success SpecialistArizona State University
Valery Dzutsati2017Postdoctoral ScholarArizona State University
Paul Lohse2017Faculty AssociateArizona State University
Erik Bumgardner2016Senior ScientistFors Marsh Group
Jean Crissien2015InstructorMountain View College, Dallas County Community Colleges
Scott Swagerty2015MethodologistArizona Auditor General's Office
Amanda Wintersieck2015Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Tennesee at Chattanooga
Jill Carle2014Research ScientistGibson Consulting Group, Inc.
Zhipei Chi2014Assistant Research FellowCentral University of Finance & Economics, Beijing
Shannon Conley2014Assistant ProfessorJames Madison University
Peter Hickman2014Legislative FellowRep. Don Bacon's office
Emily Molfino2014Survey StatisticianUS Census Bureau
Daniel Pout2014InstructorArizona State University
Christopher Hale2013Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Alabama
David Muchlinski2013Assistant ProfessorSam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Tech University
Alexander Arifianto2012Research FellowNanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jessica Auchter2012UC Foundation Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Stefan Borg2012Assistant ProfessorSwedish Defence University
Leonard Figueroa Helland2012Chair & Associate ProfessorDepartment of Politics, Justice & Global Studies, Westminster College
Kil Joo Ban2011InstructorROK Naval Academy
Tracy Munsil2011Chair & Associate ProfessorDepartment of Government, History & Philosophy, Arizona Christian University
Phillip Hardy2010Chair & Associate Professor; Director, Center for Civic LeadershipDepartment of Political Science, Benedictine University
Sean Hays2010SOC AnalystAmerican Express Global Business Travel
Rafael Jimeno2010Outreach DirectorEducators for Excellence, Los Angeles
Nicholoas Larowe2010Associate ProfessorUniversity of Southern Indiana
Halit Tagma2010LecturerNorthern Arizona University
Elizabeth Wheatley Hartman2010FellowInteractivity Foundation & Center for Peace and Global Citizenship at Haverford College
James Andresen2009InstructorSt. Paul College, Minnesota
Michael Jensen2009Senior ResearcherSTART, University of Maryland
Matthew Jette2009Teacher at BASIS, Scottsdale; Executive Director of American Cancer Society; Faculty at Grand Canyon University 
Wei Liu2009 Renmin University, College of Commerce
Christopher Lundry2009 El Colegio de Mexico
Sarah Gershon2008Associate ProfessorGeorgia State University
Charles Ripley2008Senior Research Fellow and InstructorCouncil on Hemispheric Affairs and Arizona State University
Ramazan Kilinc2008Associate ProfessorUniversity of Nebraska, Omaha
Maria Ortuoste2008Associate ProfessorCalifornia State University, East Bay
Timothy Ruback2008LecturerUniversity of Southern Maine
Karen Shafer2008FacultyWalden University
Kai He2007ProfessorGriffith University, Australia
Beatrice Buchegger2006 Private Sector, Austria
Jeffery Zavadil2006Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and LaborUS Department of State
Huiyun Feng2005Tenured Senior LecturerGriffith University, Australia
Mily Ming-Tzu Kao2005Adjunct Professor and Faculty AssociateMesa Community College and Arizona State University
Gina Woodall2005Senior Lecturer and Internship CoordinatorArizona State University
Stefan Andreasson2003Tenured Senior Lecturer & FellowQueen's University Belfast, UK
Lisa Centeno2003ProfessorAdams State University, Colorado
See Seng Tan1999Professor; Deputy Director and Head of Research, Institute of Defence and Strategic StudiesNanyang Technological University, Singapore