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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. (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.

NamePhDCurrent Affiliation
Karen Albert2020
Jeheung Ryu2020Princeton University (post-doc)
Zuheir Desai2020Princeton University (post-doc)
Hans Leonard2020Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Andrea Morris2019Washington University at St. Louis (post-doc)
Emiel Awad2019London School of Economics (post-doc)
Benjamin Laughlin2019NYU Abu Dhabi
Shichao Ma2019Yelp
Gleason Judd2019Princeton University
Peter Bils2018Vanderbilt University
Sergio Jesus Ascencio Bonfil2018University of New Mexico
Youngchae Lee2018
Ian C. Sulam2018U.S. Government
Matthew Sweeten2018Amazon
Ioannis Vassiliadis2018GutCheck
Yu Wang2018Apple
Chitralekha Basu2017University of Cologne
Jonathan Bennett2017University of Memphis, Center for Community Research and Evaluation, Assistant Director
Hun Chung2017Waseda University
Trung Dang2017United Nations, Program Manager
David Gelman2017Pivotal Software, Data Scientist
Michael Gibilisco2017California Institute of Technology
Barbara Piotrowska2017Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University (Researcher)
Bradley Smith2017Vanderbilt University
Susanna Supalla2017Data science consulting
Svanhildur Thorvaldsdottir2017Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich (post-doc)
Casey Crisman-Cox2016Texas A&M University
Rabia Malik2016New York University Abu Dhabi (post-doc)
Jeffrey Arnold2015University of Washington
Robert Carroll2015Florida State University
Mattan Sharkansky2015Hebrew University of Jerusalem (post-doc)
William Spaniel2015University of Pittsburgh
Peter Haschke2014University of North Carolina at Asheville
Brenton Kenkel2014Vanderbilt University
Hye-Sung Kim2014Winthrop University
Paulina Marek2014City of New York, Political Researcher
Miguel Rueda Robayo2014Emory University
Kerim Kavakli2013Bocconi University, Milan
Jonathan Klingler2013University of Mississippi
Patrick Kuhn2013Durham University
Lukas Pfaff2013U.S. Government, Analyst
Shawn Ling Ramirez2013Emory University
Nicole Asmussen2012Vanderbilt University (post-doc)
Tyson Chatagnier2012University of Houston
Gary Hollibaugh2012University of Pittsburgh
Yukari Iwanami2012Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan
Jinhee Jo2012Kyung Hee University, Korea
Jeremy Kedziora2012U.S. Government
Jessica Stoll2012Institute for Physical Sciences, McLean, VA
Matthew Testerman2012U.S. Navy, Commander--Permanent Military Professor
Christian Houle2011Michigan State University
Navine Murshid2011Colgate University
Subhasish Ray2011National University of Singapore
Jun Xiang2011Rutgers University, Newark
Fabiana Machado2010Inter-American Development Bank
Adam Ramey2010NYU Abu Dhabi
Martin Steinwand2010University of Essex (Senior Lecturer)
David Carter2009Princeton Univeristy
Daniel Gillion2009University of Pennsylvania
Matthew Jacobsmeir2009West Virginia University
Deniz Aksoy2008Washington University in St. Louis
Tanya Bagashka2008University of Houston
Shin-Goo Kang2008Ajou University
Arnd Plagge2008Universitaet Greifwald
Matthew Platt2008Morehouse College
Arthur Spirling2008New York University
Muhammet Bas2007NYU Abu Dhabi
Jeong Hun Han2007Seoul National University, Graduate School of International Studies
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 Carter2005Villanova University
Seok-ju Cho2005Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Kalina Popova2005Harris Interactive
Kristopher Ramsay2005Princeton University
Robert Walker2005Willamette University, Atkinson School of Management
Antoine Yoshinaka2005University at Buffalo, SUNY
Laura Flamand2004El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City
Justin Fox2004Washington University in St. Louis
Jaehoon Kim2004Korea Development Institute, Associate Fellow
Gail McElroy2004Trinity College, Dublin
Christian Grose2004University of Southern California, Associate Professor
Ahmer Tarar2003Texas A&M University
Gang Guo2002University of Mississippi
Christopher Kam2002University of British Columbia
Branislav Slantchev2002University of California, San Diego
Lynne Davidson20012020 Micro Clinic Initiative, Executive Director, Social Venture Partners
Catherine Hafer2001New York University
Indriõi H. Indriõason2001University of California, Riverside
Bahar Leventoglu2001Duke University
Tamar London2001
Carolyn Whitfield2001Rochester, NY
Aaron Wicks2001Action for a Better Community
Amy Makinen2000U.S. Government
Lanny Martin2000Rice University
Marc Shapiro2000ICF Consulting
Peter Stone2000Trinity College, Dublin
Nathan Dietz1999Urban Institute (Associate)
Harvey Palmer1999University at Buffalo
Georg Vanberg1999Duke University
Rory Austin1998Washington, DC
Jay Goodliffe1998Brigham Young University
David Hayes1998Fayetteville, NC
Carol Silva1998University of Oklahoma, Center for Applied Social Research
Don-yun Chen1997National Chengchi University, Public Administration, Taiwan
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 Diermeier1995University of Chicago, Provost
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 Dash1994Bhanjpur, India
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 Dimino1993Temple University Harrisburg, Assistant Director
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, Lee Memorial Chair in Government
Richard Forgette1992University of Mississippi, Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts-Political Science
Scott Ward1992Trevecca Nazarene University, Finance
Gary Woller1992Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, ME&A
John Huber1991Columbia University
Vally Koubi1991Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Carol McPhee1991Cortland, NY
Nancy Perkins1991Churchville, NY
John Wilkerson1991University of Washington
Paul R. Gehman Jr.1990APEX Technology, Inc.
Richard Kronick1990Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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, Public Affairs
Evelyn Fink1987Lincoln, NE
Marianne Reynolds Highwood1987Research Consultant, England
Jeffrey Hill1987Northeastern Illinois University
Michael D. Horn1987
David Lalman1986
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, Hartford, Former Director of Information Technologies
Paul M. Montebello1985Birmingham, AL
Prakash C. Sarangi1985University of Hyderabad, Pro Vice Chancellor
Grace I. Scarborough1985Research Director, Leidos, Inc.
Walter Petersen1984Industriforvaltnings AB Kinnevik, Stockholm
Madeleine Smith1984U.S. House of Representatives, Ways and Means Committee
Darrell Dobbs1983Marquette University
Keith Krehbiel1983Stanford University
David Newman1983National University of Singapore
John Wright1983Ohio State University
Bruce Berkowitz1982
Raymond Duch1982Nuffield College, University of Oxford
John Fuh-sheng Hsieh1982University of South Carolina
Jonathan Lemco1982The Vanguard Group, Valley Forge, PA
James Morrow1982University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Eugene J. Seyna1982
Neil S. Wintfeld1982Genentech
Richard Barke1981Georgia Institute of Technology, Public Policy
Bradford W. Chaney1981Westat Corporation, Senior Study Director
Thomas Mortillaro1981
Richard Smith1981Roanoke College, Dean of the College
Michael Altfeld1980Carlisle, PA
Douglas Beck1980ICF Consulting, Fairfax, Va.
Diana Evans1980Trinity College
Chung-hsiou Huang1980
Gideon Doron1978
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. Gilbert1976Washington, DC
Masakatsu Kato1976
Subrata Kumar Mitra1976University of Heidelberg, South Asia Institute
James Bowen Noble1976
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
Edouard 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 Hoag1973
Richard McKelvey1973California Institute of Technology
Abraham R. Wagner1973Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism (CAST)
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. Liebschutz1971Rochester, NY
David Rohde1971Duke University
Robert Gale Samberg1971Albany, NY
Cynthia Thomas1971
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 Schoenberger1967Wilton, CT