Florida State University

Political Science

College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

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Ph.D. Alumni

With alumni in professional positions on University faculty and in various government and research agencies in over twenty states and several foreign countries, the Department is well represented in the discipline. Most students in the doctoral program expect to pursue a career as part of a university faculty. The Department provides information on available positions, assists in the development of a placement file, and sends that file to institutions that are recruiting faculty. Our students have a strong record of obtaining positions; some at major research universities, some at smaller colleges and universities that emphasize undergraduate teaching, others in the private sector or government. Many of our graduates are listed below with the year of their degree and their current place of employment.

NameYearAreaInitial PlacementCurrent Placement
Dr. Richard Saunders2021IRTulane University (Visiting Asst. Prof.)
Dr. Marielena Dias2021ComparativePrivate High School
Dr. Jordan Holsinger2021ComparativeUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City (Adjunct)
Dr. Jessica Parsons2020American
Dr. Matt Uttermark2019PolicySUNY Binghamton (Tenure Track)
Dr. William Schultz2019PolicyUniversity of Chicago (Instructional Faculty)
Dr. Randy Propper2019PolicyFL Dept of Health, Senior Data Analyst; Adjunct FSU Health Policy
Dr. David MacDonald2019AmericanPostDoc Food and Resource Economics Dept, UFVoinovich School, Ohio University (Sr. Analyst)
Dr. John Griffis2019ComparativeOpinion Dynamics/Data Analyst
Dr. Xiaoli Guo2018IRUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Visiting Asst. Prof.)Shanghai University (Tenure Track)
Dr. Phil Henrickson2018IRAE Business Solutions/Data Scientist
Dr. Teresa Stanquist2018ComparativeFlorida State Legislature/ Data AnalystUF – Institutional Planning/Data Analyst
Dr. Alex Severson2018AmericanBoise State (Visiting Asst. Prof.)Post Doc U New Mexico
Dr. Matthew Hauenstein2018IRUniversity of Notre Dame (Post-Doc)
Dr. Rachel Tuning2018IRStetson University (Visiting Asst. Prof.)U Miami (Data Analyst/Proposal Writer)
Dr. Kevin Fahey2018Policy/AmericanUniversity of Cardiff (Tenure Track)Swansea University (Tenure Track)
Dr. Alexandra Cockerham2018AmericanFSU-Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Dr. David Abitbol2016IRRand CooperationArmy Futures Command (Analyst)
Dr. William Flanders2016AmericanWisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty
Dr. Jack Mewhirter2016PolicyUniversity of Cincinatti
Dr. Patrick Scott2016IRCharles River AssociatesExperian (R&D Data Science Analyst II)
Dr. Brian Crisher2015IRUniversity of West Florida
Dr. Casey Delehanty2015IRGardner-Webb UniversityGinger (Compensation Analyst)
Dr. Scott Liebertz2015ComparativeUniversity of South Alabama
Dr. Marcus Scott Meachum2015IRFlorida State University (Visiting)University of North Georgia (Tenure Track)
Dr. Ammar Shamaileh2015ComparativeUniversity of Louisville (Visiting)Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (Asst. Prof.)
Dr. Ryan Welch2015IRArizona State University (Post-Doc)University of Tampa (Tenure Track)
Dr. Chungshik Moon2014IRAustralian National UniversityChung-Ang Univeristy (Tenure Track)
Dr. Jaclyn A. Bunch2014AmericanUniversity of South Alabama
Dr. Jilliene E. Haglund2014IRWashington University, St. Louis (Post-Doc)University of Kentucky (Tenured)
Dr. Kerri J. Milita2014PolicyIllinois State University
Dr. Jacob T. Ausderan2013IRTulane UniversityArkansas State University
Dr. James R. Martin, Jr.2013ComparativeCreighton University
Dr. Jonathan D. Rogers2013PolicyNYU – Abu Dhabi
Dr. Marius V. Radean2013ComparativeUniversity of Essex (UK)
Dr. R. Carlisle Rainey2013ComparativeUniversity of Buffalo – SUNYTexas A&M University
Dr. Scott A. Clifford2013AmericanDuke University (Post-Doc)University of Houston
Dr. Travis A. Braidwood2013AmericanTexas A&M – Corpus Christi
Dr. Edward O. Hearn, Jr.2013IRMississippi State University (Visiting)
Dr. Christine S. Mele2013IRUniversity of Arkansas
Dr. Andreas Beger2012IRDuke University (Post-Doc)
Dr. Daniel J. Milton2012IRBrigham Young UniversityUS Military Academy – West Point
Dr. Daniel W. Hill, Jr.2012IRUniversity of Georgia
Dr. John N. Lee2012IREnterprise Holdings
Dr. Karen D. Cyphers2012PolicyFlorida Medical AssociationSach Media Group
Dr. Meredith A. Whiteman2012PolicyCharter Schools USA
Dr. Sunhee Park2012IRCentral European UniversityAarhus University
Dr. James P. Nelson2011AmericanUniversity of Texas – Pan AmericanLamar University
Dr. Justin M. Conrad2011IRUNC – Charlotte
Dr. Patrick C. Armshaw2011IRFSU London Study Center
Dr. Richard H. Hawley2011ComparativeUniversity of North Florida
Dr. Benjamin L. Gaskins2011AmericanGardner-Webb UniversityLewis and Clark College
Dr. Courtenay N. Conrad2010IRUniversity of California – Merced
Dr. Daniel S. Scheller2010PolicyWestern Kentucky UniversityUniversity of Texas – El Paso
Dr. Elizabeth A. Nyman2010IRGeorgia Southern UniversityTexas A&M – Galveston
Dr. Greg Goelzhauser2010AmericanCoastal Carolina UniversityUtah State University
Dr. Hong-Cheol Kim2010IRRepublic of Korea Airforce
Dr. Sally Anderson2010IRUniversity of South FloridaHall Strategies
Dr. Jeffrey R. Weber2010IRTrinity College (Ireland)Keimyung University (South Korea)
Dr. Melissa Neal2009AmericanTexas A&M – Corpus Christi
Dr. Robert L. Parrillo2009IRUniversity of Auburn – MontgomeryBall State University
Dr. Soo H. Jung2009PolicyYonsei University (South Korea)
Dr. Woojin Kang2009ComparativeAngelo State University
Dr. Joseph K. Young2008IR/ComparativeSouthern Illinois University – CarbondaleAmerican University
Dr. Justin E. Esarey2008Policy/MethodsEmory UniversityRice University
Dr. Faruk Ekmekci2008IRIllinois Wesleyan UniveristyIpek University (Turkey)
Dr. Christina Fattore2007IRWest Virginia University
Dr. Cynthia R. Rugeley2007American/PolicyTexas Tech UniversityUniversity of Minnesota – Duluth
Dr. Glynn T. Ellis, Jr.2007IRGeorgia Southern University
Dr. Joel F. Turner, Jr.2007AmericanWestern Kentucky University
Dr. Nicholas Charron2007IRGothenburg University (Sweden)Copenhagen Business School
Dr. William Davis2007IR/ComparativeWalsh University
Dr. Alfredo R. Berardo2006PolicyUniversity of ArizonaUniversity of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Dr. Christopher J. Lewis2006AmericanHaas Center, University of West FloridaEnterprise Florida
Dr. Emilia J. Powell2006IR/ComparativeGeorgia Southern UniversityUniversity of Notre Dame
Dr. Joohyun Kang2006PolicySookmyung Women’s University (South Korea)
Dr. Marc A. Pape2006IRDickinson College
Dr. Shunta Matsumoto2006AmericanMeijo University (Japan)
Dr. Michael E. Allison2006IRUniversity of Scranton