Graduate Job Placements

Many of our graduates secure jobs as professors at either research-oriented universities (e.g., University of Central Florida, University of Kentucky, University of Arkansas) or teaching-oriented and liberal arts colleges (e.g., Radford University, Coastal Carolina University, University of Tampa). Some graduates successfully land research jobs with nonprofits and government agencies (e.g., the U.S. Census Bureau, the Center for Disease Control, The Department of Health). Others leverage their skills and experience to secure university administrative (e.g., Associate Director of Center of Academic Access and Opportunity) or research positions (e.g., Diversity & Inclusion Metrics Analyst). And a few translate their training into political work (e.g., member of a city council, women’s health advocacy) or nonprofit management (e.g, coordinator of an educational sustainable farm). Although our program emphasizes research and teaching, we support students pursuing diverse career paths and provide advice on preparing for the job market, feedback on application materials, and opportunities to practice job talks.

2020 Graduates 

Harry Barbee 
Postdoctoral Scholar of LGBT Health and Aging, Vanderbilt University 

Bertan Buyukozturk
Graduate Student, MS in Technical Game Design, FIEA at the University of Central Florida (will complement academic expertise in sociology of technology, culture, and gaming) 

Ben Dowd-Arrow
Instructor in the Bachelor’s in Public Health Program, Florida State University  

Kristen Erichsen
Postdoctoral Scholar in the College of Education, Florida State University 

Brittany King
Survey Statistician, US Census Bureau

Tayelor Valerio
Survey Statistician, US Census Bureau 

2019 Graduates 

Kaley Boggs
Data Analyst, Florida Department of Education 

Elyse Claxton
Professor of Academic Pathways for Student Success, St. John’s River State College 

Andrew Latinsky
Research Analyst, Florida Department of Children and Families 

Stephanie Ureña Salas
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina 

2018 Graduates 

Jasmine Armstrong
Human Trafficking Intervention Coordinator, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice 

Katy Glasgow
Senior Analyst, Qlarant 

Clayton Gumber
Survey Statistician, US Census Bureau 

Patrick Hodge
Lead Program Evaluator for FL Department of Health Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention’s Initiatives, Florida Heal 

Quentin Kilpatrick
Data Analyst/Data Story Writer for Social Explorer 

Alexandra Krause
Survey Statistician, US Census Bureau 

Stella Min
Statistician and Data Scientist, IBM Watson Health 

Amanda Nix
Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Center for Postsecondary Success, FSU

Keith Richard
Statewide Director of Career and Education Quality, Florida Department of Education 

Stacy Salerno
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Broward College 

Hena Wadhwa
Director of Implementation Science, Vayu Global Health Foundation 

Noah Webb
Systems Benefits Healthcare and Wellness Data Analyst, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia 

Stephanie (Otte) West
Advanced Epidemiologist and Evaluator, Wisconsin Department of Health 

2017 Graduates

Bradley, Stephanie
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology Radford University

Godbolt, Dawn
Health Program Associate at National Partnership for Women and Families

Knop, Brian
Data Scientist, U.S. Census Bureau. Washington, D.C.

Lanford, Daniel
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University

Mauney, Heather
Senior Research Analyst and Assistant Director, Survey Research Laboratory, Florida State University

Pena-Talamantes, Abraham
Associate Director, Center for Academic Access & Opportunity, Suffolk University – Boston

Rawlinson, Brittany
Research Analyst at Office of Labor and Policy Standards, NYC Department of Consumer

Ritter, Lacey
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Wingate University.

2016 Graduates

Brailsford, Jennifer
Senior Research Analyst at Healogics, Inc.

Graves, Katelyn
Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Florida State University.

Lennon, Lindsey
Educational Coordinator, Project Grows

Mannheimer, Andrew
Lecturer, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences. Clemson University

Raphael, Alexandra
Information Analyst, Haggerty.

Redmond, Rebecca
Diversity & Inclusion Metrics Analyst at Duke University School of Medicine.

Sabo, Shannon
Statistician at the Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce.

Thomas, Kirby
Senior Educational Program Director, Accountability, Research, and Measurement, Florida Department of Education.

Vaghela, Preeti
Survey Statistician at U.S. Census Bureau

2015 Graduates

Conn, Sarrah
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Hillsborough College

Klein, Jesse
Social Science Research and Data Librarian, Florida State University

Roach, Teresa
Teaching Faculty, Department of Sociology, Florida State University

Stamm, Tara
Graduate Program Director and Teaching Faculty, Department of Sociology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Weeks, Janet
Research Scientist at West Virginia University

2014 Graduates

Bamford, Melissa
Online Coordinator and Instructor of Sociology. Department of Sociology, University of Memphis

Hsu, Tze-Li
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Sam Houston State University

Jokinen-Gordon, Hanna
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Laguna, Jason
Assistant Professor of Sociology at Roxbury Community College

Rubino, Heather
Respiratory Disease Unit Manager at Florida Department of Health. Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control.

2013 Graduates

Cobb, Ryon
Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington

Daily, Ashley
Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting

Fisher, Orit
Assistant Professor, Kinnerret College on the Sea of Galilee

Jackson, Brandon
Assistant Professor, Sociology & Criminology and Assistant Director of African & African Americans Studies, University of Arkansas

McWilliams, Summer
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of Gerontology Certificate, the University of South Carolina Beaufort

Nowakowski, Alexandra
Assistant Professor. College of Medicine, Florida State University

Pederson, JoEllen
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Longwood University.

Reid, Keshia
Senior Environmental Epidemiologist at Florida Department of Health

Sessions, Miriam
Section Supervisor, Women’s and Men’s Health Section, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

Toothman, Erica
Senior Permanent Instructor, Department of Sociology, University of South Florida

2012 Graduates

Brown, Jordan
Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Sociology, University of Kentucky

Griffis, Heather
Research Scientist at Policy Lab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

McGrady, Patrick
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of New Haven

Miller, Byron
Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, University of South Florida-St. Petersburg

Rastagh, Sammy
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Broward College.

Rote, Sunshine
Assistant Professor, Kent School of Social Work University of Louisville

Shekha, K. Rusty
Assistant Professor, Dennison University

Sumerau, Jason
Assistant Professor of Sociology and the Director of Applied Sociology at the University of Tampa.

Weiss, Ursula
Bureau Chief of Medicaid Quality, Agency for Health Care Administration,