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Graduate Program

PhD Alumni

Since the inception of its PhD program in the 1960s, the Department of Political Science has been consistently producing some of the most distinguished and influential scholars in the discipline.

Rochester PhDs currently sit on the faculties of an array of universities and colleges, including Harvard, Stanford, UNC Chapel Hill, Duke, UCLA, UCSD, Columbia, Ohio State, Michigan, Minnesota, NYU, Caltech, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth, Rice, Washington (St. Louis), Notre Dame, Northwestern, Texas, and Yale. Others are flourishing outside of the academy. (Retired alumni are listed with their last institutional affiliation. Deceased alumni are listed in italics, along with their last institutional affiliation.) Listed here is a complete roster of our alumni--sorted by year of PhD, with the most recent alumni listed first.

NamePhDMost Recent Affiliation
Aram Kim2021
Justin Nicholson2021Booz Allen Hamilton
Seda Ozturk2021New York Times
Xiaoyan "Christy" Qiu2021IE University
Karen Albert2020Joint Warfare Analysis Center
Mason DeLang2020Measures for Justice
Zuheir Desai2020IE University
Olga Gasparyan2020Hertie School of Governance (post-doc)
Hans Leonard2020Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
MaryClare Roche2020Arab Barometer
Jeheung Ryu2020Kookmin University, Korea
Emiel Awad2019London School of Economics (post-doc)
Gleason Judd2019Princeton University
Benjamin Laughlin2019NYU Abu Dhabi
Shichao Ma2019Yelp
Andrea Morris2019TNTP
Sergio Ascencio2018University of Essex
Peter Bils2018Vanderbilt University
Youngchae Lee2018
Ian C. Sulam2018
Matthew Sweeten2018Amazon
Ioannis Vassiliadis2018GutCheck
Yu Wang2018Apple
Chitralekha Basu2017University of Cologne
Jonathan Bennett2017University of Memphis (Assistant Director)
Hun Chung2017Waseda University
Trung Dang2017United Nations
David Gelman2017Pivotal Software
Michael Gibilisco2017California Institute of Technology
Barbara Piotrowska2017King's College London (Fellow)
Bradley Smith2017Vanderbilt University
Susanna Supalla2017Sparkline Insights
Svanhildur Thorvaldsdottir2017Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich (post-doc)
Casey Crisman-Cox2016Texas A&M University
Rabia Malik2016University of Essex
Jeffrey Arnold2015Instacart
Robert Carroll2015University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Mattan Sharkansky2015Matrix BI
William Spaniel2015University of Pittsburgh
Peter Haschke2014University of North Carolina at Asheville
Brenton Kenkel2014Vanderbilt University
Hye-Sung Kim2014Winthrop University
Paulina Marek2014605
Miguel Rueda Robayo2014Emory University
Kerim Kavakli2013Bocconi University, Milan
Jonathan Klingler2013University of Mississippi
Patrick Kuhn2013Durham University
Lukas Pfaff2013U.S. Government, Analyst
Shawn Ling Ramirez2013Shelf Engine
Nicole Asmussen2012Oakland University
Tyson Chatagnier2012University of Houston
Gary Hollibaugh2012University of Pittsburgh
Yukari Iwanami2012Osaka City University, Japan
Jinhee Jo2012Kyung Hee University, Korea
Jeremy Kedziora2012Northwestern Mutual
Jessica Stoll2012Institute for Physical Sciences, McLean, VA
Matthew Testerman2012United States Navy Academy (deputy director)
Christian Houle2011Michigan State University
Navine Murshid2011Colgate University
Subhasish Ray2011O.P. Jindal Global University
Jun Xiang2011Rutgers University, Newark
Fabiana Machado2010International Monetary Fund
Adam Ramey2010NYU Abu Dhabi
Martin Steinwand2010University of Essex
David Carter2009Washington University in St. Louis
Daniel Gillion2009University of Pennsylvania
Matthew Jacobsmeir2009West Virginia University
Deniz Aksoy2008Washington University in St. Louis
Tanya Bagashka2008University of Houston
Shin-Goo Kang2008Ajou University, Korea
Arnd Plagge2008VW Credit
Matthew Platt2008Morehouse College
Arthur Spirling2008New York University
Muhammet Bas2007NYU Abu Dhabi
Jeong Hun Han2007Seoul National University
Elena McLean2007University of Buffalo
Taehee Whang2007Yonsei University
Cristina Bodea2006Michigan State University
Songying Fang2006Rice University
Stephen E. Gent2006University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Insun Kang2006Institute for National Security Strategy, Korea
Tim Carter2005Drew University
Seok-ju Cho2005Kyung Hee University, Korea
Kalina Popova2005NPD Group
Kristopher Ramsay2005Princeton University
Robert Walker2005Willamette University
Antoine Yoshinaka2005University at Buffalo
Laura Flamand2004El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico
Justin Fox2004Washington University in St. Louis
Christian Grose2004University of Southern California
Jaehoon Kim2004Korea Development Institute
Gail McElroy2004Trinity College, Dublin
Ahmer Tarar2003Texas A&M University
Gang Guo2002University of Mississippi
Christopher Kam2002University of British Columbia
Branislav Slantchev2002University of California, San Diego
Lynne Davidson2001Lynne J. Davidson
Catherine Hafer2001New York University
Indridi H. Indridason2001University of California, Riverside
Bahar Leventoglu2001Duke University
Tamar London2001Penn State University (instructor)
Carolyn Whitfield2001Rochester, NY
Aaron Wicks2001Community Action Partnership
Amy Makinen2000U.S. Government
Lanny Martin2000Bocconi University, Milan
Marc Shapiro2000Cairo, Egypt
Peter Stone2000Trinity College, Dublin
Nathan Dietz1999Urban Institute
Harvey Palmer1999University at Buffalo
Georg Vanberg1999Duke University
Rory Austin1998National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Jay Goodliffe1998Brigham Young University
David Hayes1998Troy University
Carol Silva1998University of Oklahoma
Don-yun Chen1997National Chengchi University
Mitchell S. Sanders1997Meliora Research LLC
Randolph Stevenson1997Rice University
Lynn Vavreck1997University of California, Los Angeles
O. Fiona Yap1997Australian National University
Ethan R. Zorick1997Essex, England
Todd Kunioka1996California State University, Los Angeles
Annette Steinacker1996Loyola University, Chicago
Daniel Diermeier1995Vanderbilt University (chancellor)
Simon Jackman1995University of Sydney, US Study Center (CEO)
William J. Kubik1995Hanover College
Fiona McGillivray1995New York University
Melinda Mueller1995Eastern Illinois University
Stephen Porter1995North Carolina State University, College of Education
Alastair Smith1995New York University
Ronald J. Vogel1995Southern University, Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Byeonggil Ahn1994Seoul National University, International and Area Studies
Shrikant Dash1994Global Consumer Bank
Matthew Gabel1994Washington University in St. Louis
Wendy Schiller1994Brown University
Guy Whitten1994Texas A&M University
Yen-pin Chiang1993Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Chief Program Support Officer
Laura Dimino1993Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
Lucy Drotning1993Columbia University, Associate Provost
Timothy Feddersen1993Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Richard Himelfarb1993Hofstra University
William Hixon1993Lawrence University
Thomas O'Donnell1993
Yi Feng1992Claremont Graduate University
Richard Forgette1992University of Mississippi
Scott Ward1992Trevecca Nazarene University
Gary Woller1992Mendez England & Associates
John Huber1991Columbia University
Vally Koubi1991ETH Zurich
Carol McPhee1991North Carolina
Nancy Weyl1991Churchville, NY
John Wilkerson1991University of Washington
Paul R. Gehman Jr.1990Lockheed Martin
Richard Kronick1990University of California, San Diego
Itai Sened1990Washington University in St. Louis
Samuel Wu1990
Patrick Fett1989University of Memphis
Clifford Griffin1989North Carolina State University
Joon Pyo Jung1989Yeungnam University, Korea
Chae-han Kim1989Hallym University, Korea
Gerald Bushee1988Mount Olive College
Sirithorn Chantrasmi1988Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkok
C. Lawrence Evans1988College of William and Mary
Seifeldin Hussein1988
Woosang Kim1988Yonsei College, Korea
Anne Reisinger1988Clark University
William T. Bianco1987Indiana University
Christine DeGregorio1987American University
Evelyn Fink1987Lincoln, NE
Marianne Reynolds Highwood1987Research Consultant, England
Jeffrey Hill1987Northeastern Illinois University
Michael D. Horn1987SUNY Geneseo (instructor)
David Lalman1986University of Maryland
Michael O'Grady1986NORC at the University of Chicago, Senior Fellow
Margaret E. Raymond1986Stanford University, Hoover Institution, Research Fellow
David S. Castle1985Lamar University
Hank Jenkins-Smith1985University of Oklahoma
John Langeland1985Trinity College
Paul M. Montebello1985Mathematica Policy Research
Prakash C. Sarangi1985University of Hyderabad
Grace I. Scarborough1985Research Director, Leidos, Inc.
Walter Petersen1984
Madeleine Smith1984U.S. House of Representatives, Ways and Means Committee
Darrell Dobbs1983Marquette University
Keith Krehbiel1983Stanford University
David Newman1983Health Care Cost Institute
John Wright1983Ohio State University
Bruce Berkowitz1982Foreign Policy Research Institute (editor)
Raymond Duch1982Nuffield College, University of Oxford
John Fuh-sheng Hsieh1982University of South Carolina
Jonathan Lemco1982The Vanguard Group
James Morrow1982University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Eugene J. Seyna1982
Neil S. Wintfeld1982Novo Nordisk
Richard Barke1981Georgia Institute of Technology
Bradford W. Chaney1981Westat Corporation, Senior Study Director
Thomas Mortillaro1981
Richard Smith1981Roanoke College, Dean of the College
Michael Altfeld1980US Army
Douglas Beck1980ICF Consulting
Diana Evans1980Trinity College
Chung-hsiou Huang1980
Gideon Doron1978ISPSA Press Tel Aviv University
Keith Poole1978University of Georgia
Theodore Anagnoson1977California State University, Los Angeles
Jerome Black1977McGill University
Stephen Paul Brown1977
James Enelow1977University of Texas at Austin
Linda Fowler1977Dartmouth College
Roman Hedges1977Ways and Means Committee, New York State Assembly
Ralph C. Joyce1977Statistics Canada
Barry Kay1977Wilfred Laurier University
Martin Jay Zechman1977Jolicoeur & Associates Risk Solutions, LLC
Jane L. Gilbert1976Food and Drug Administration
Masakatsu Kato1976
Subrata Kumar Mitra1976University of Heidelberg, South Asia Institute
James Bowen Noble1976Attorney, La Crosse, WI
Stuart H. Teger1976Attorney, Detroit, MI
John Aldrich1975Duke University
Charles Edward Lucier1975Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Cleveland, OH
Steven Maser1975Willamette University, Atkinson School of Management
Nancy McGlen1975Niagara University, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
David G. Pfeiffer1975Policy Analyst, Honolulu
Jeffrey Richelson1975National Security Archive, Senior Fellow
Gloria I. Toivola1975University of Wisconsin, Superior
Robert Weber1975Saint John's University
Terence Brennan1974
Édouard Cloutier1974Université de Montréal
Lee Dutter1974Adult and Continuing Education, Barry University
Jane Jenson1974Université de Montréal
Lynda W. Powell1974University of Rochester
William Paul Alexander, Jr.1973
Wendy Joan Hoag1973University of Michigan
Richard McKelvey1973California Institute of Technology
Abraham R. Wagner1973Columbia University, Adjunct Professor
T. Edward Westen1973Central Michigan University
Peter A. Wissel1973
Peter Aranson1972
Partha Chatterjee1972Columbia University, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Policies
Morris Fiorina1972Stanford University
John Happy1972Guelph, Ontario
William C. Stratmann1972Rochester, NY
Sarah F. Liebschutz1971SUNY Brockport
David Rohde1971Duke University
Robert Gale Samberg1971Albany, NY
Cynthia Thomas1971INPEA - Westat
Wallace Donald George Gagne1970Sophia University
David B. Meltz1970Attorney
James T. Murphy1970Saint John's University
Kul Rai1970Southern Connecticut State University
Kenneth Shepsle1970Harvard University
Barbara Sinclair1970University of California, Los Angeles
Mark Stern1970Shepherd University, Vice President of Academic Affairs
William James Zavoina1970
John C. Blydenburgh1969Clark University
Peter Ordeshook1969California Institute of Technology
Robert Alan Schoenberger1967San Diego, CA