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PhD Alumni

Since the inception of its PhD program in the 1960s, the Rochester Political Science Department 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
Emiel Awad2019London School of Economics (post-doc)
Benjamin Laughlin2019NYU Abu Dhabi
Shichao Ma2019Samba TV
Byeonggil Ahn1994Seoul National University, International and Area Studies
Deniz Aksoy2008Washington University in St. Louis
John Aldrich1975Duke University
William Paul Alexander, Jr.1973
Michael Altfeld1980Carlisle, Penn.
Theodore Anagnoson1977California State University, Los Angeles
Peter Aranson1972Emory University, Economics
Jeffrey Arnold2015University of Washington
Nicole Asmussen2012Vanderbilt University (post-doc)
Rory Austin1998Washington, D.C.
Tanya Bagashka2008University of Houston
Richard Barke1981Georgia Institute of Technology, Public Policy
Muhammet Bas2007NYU Abu Dhabi
Chitralekha Basu2017University of Cologne
Douglas Beck1980ICF Consulting, Fairfax, Va.
Jonathan Bennett2017University of Memphis (Research Specialist)
Bruce Berkowitz1982
William T. Bianco1987Indiana University
Peter Bils2018Princeton University (post-doc)
Jerome Black1977McGill University
John C. Blydenburgh1969Clark University
Cristina Bodea2006Michigan State University
Sergio Jesus Ascencio Bonfil2018University of New Mexico
Terence Brennan1974
Stephen Paul Brown1977
Gerald Bushee1988Mount Olive College
Robert Carroll2015Florida State University
David Carter2009Princeton Univeristy
Tim Carter2005Villanova University
David S. Castle1985Lamar University
Bradford W. Chaney1981Westat Corporation, Senior Study Director
Sirithorn Chantrasmi1988Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkok
Tyson Chatagnier2012University of Houston
Partha Chatterjee1972Columbia University, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Policies
Don-yun Chen1997National Chengchi University, Public Administration, Taiwan
Yen-pin Chiang1993Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Chief Program Support Officer
Seok-ju Cho2005Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Hun Chung2017Waseda University
Edouard Cloutier1974Université de Montréal
Casey Crisman-Cox2016Texas A&M University
Trung Dang2017United Nations, Program Manager
Shrikant Dash1994Bhanjpur, India
Lynne Davidson20012020 Micro Clinic Initiative, Executive Director, Social Venture Partners
Christine DeGregorio1987American University, Public Affairs
Daniel Diermeier1995University of Chicago, Provost
Nathan Dietz1999Urban Institute (Associate)
Laura Dimino1993Temple University Harrisburg, Assistant Director
Darrell Dobbs1983Marquette University
Gideon Doron1978Tel Aviv University
Lucy Drotning1993Columbia University, Associate Provost
Raymond Duch1982Nuffield College, University of Oxford
Lee Dutter1974Adult and Continuing Education, Barry University
James Enelow1977University of Texas at Austin
C. Lawrence Evans1988College of William and Mary
Diana Evans1980Trinity College
Songying Fang2006Rice University
Timothy Feddersen1993Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Yi Feng1992Claremont Graduate University, Lee Memorial Chair in Government
Patrick Fett1989University of Memphis
Evelyn Fink1987Lincoln, NE
Morris Fiorina1972Stanford University
Laura Flamand2004El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City
Richard Forgette1992University of Mississippi, Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts-Political Science
Linda Fowler1977Dartmouth College
Justin Fox2004Washington University in St. Louis
Matthew Gabel1994Washington University in St. Louis
Wallace Donald George Gagne1970Sophia University
Paul R. Gehman Jr.1990APEX Technology, Inc.
David Gelman2017Pivotal Software, Data Scientist
Stephen E. Gent2006University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Michael Gibilisco2017California Institute of Technology
Jane L. Gilbert1976Washington, D.C.
Daniel Gillion2009University of Pennsylvania
Jay Goodliffe1998Brigham Young University
Clifford Griffin1989North Carolina State University
Christian Grose2003University of Southern California, Associate Professor
Gang Guo2002University of Mississippi
Catherine Hafer2001New York University
Jeong Hun Han2007Seoul National University, Graduate School of International Studies
John Happy1972Guelph, Ontario
Peter Haschke2014University of North Carolina at Asheville
David Hayes1998Fayetteville, N.C.
Roman Hedges1977Ways and Means Committee, New York State Assembly
Marianne Reynolds Highwood1987Research Consultant, England
Jeffrey Hill1987Northeastern Illinois University
Richard Himelfarb1993Hofstra University
William Hixon1993Lawrence University
Wendy Joan Hoag1973
Gary Hollibaugh2012University of Pittsburgh
Michael D. Horn1987
Christian Houle2011Michigan State University
John Fuh-sheng Hsieh1982University of South Carolina
Chung-hsiou Huang1980
John Huber1991Columbia University
Seifeldin Hussein1988
Indriõi H. Indriõason2001University of California, Riverside
Yukari Iwanami2012Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan
Simon Jackman1995University of Sydney, US Study Center (CEO)
Matthew Jacobsmeir2009West Virginia University
Hank Jenkins-Smith1985University of Oklahoma
Jane Jenson1974Université de Montréal
Jinhee Jo2012Kyung Hee University, Korea
Ralph C. Joyce1977Statistics Canada
Gleason Judd2019Princeton University
Joon Pyo Jung1989Yeungnam University, Korea
Christopher Kam2002University of British Columbia
Insun Kang2006Institute for National Security Strategy, Korea
Shin-Goo Kang2008Ajou University
Masakatsu Kato1976
Kerim Kavakli2013Bocconi University, Milan
Barry Kay1977Wilfred Laurier University
Jeremy Kedziora2012U.S. Government
Brenton Kenkel2014Vanderbilt University
Chae-han Kim1989Hallym University, Korea
Hye-Sung Kim2014Winthrop University
Jaehoon Kim2004Korea Development Institute, Associate Fellow
Woosang Kim1988Yonsei College, Korea
Jonathan Klingler2013University of Mississippi
Vally Koubi1991Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Keith Krehbiel1983Stanford University
Richard Kronick1990Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
William J. Kubik1995Hanover College
Patrick Kuhn2013Durham University
Todd Kunioka1996California State University, Los Angeles
David Lalman1986University of Maryland, College Park
John Langeland1985Trinity College, Hartford, Former Director of Information Technologies
Youngchae Lee2018
Jonathan Lemco1982The Vanguard Group, Valley Forge, PA
Bahar Leventoglu2001Duke University
Sarah F. Liebschutz1971Rochester, N.Y.
Tamar London2001
Charles Edward Lucier1975Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Cleveland, Ohio
Fabiana Machado2010Inter-American Development Bank
Amy Makinen2000U.S. Government
Rabia Malik2016New York University Abu Dhabi (post-doc)
Paulina Marek2014City of New York, Political Researcher
Lanny Martin2000Rice University
Steven Maser1975Willamette University, Atkinson School of Management
Gail McElroy2004Trinity College, Dublin
Fiona McGillivray1995New York University
Nancy McGlen1975Niagara University, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Richard McKelvey1973California Institute of Technology
Elena McLean2007University of Buffalo
Carol McPhee1991Cortland, N.Y.
David B. Meltz1970Attorney
Subrata Kumar Mitra1976University of Heidelberg, South Asia Institute
Paul M. Montebello1985Birmingham, Ala.
James Morrow1982University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Thomas Mortillaro1981
Melinda Mueller1995Eastern Illinois University
James T. Murphy1970Saint John's University
Navine Murshid2011Colgate University
David Newman1983National University of Singapore
James Bowen Noble1976
Thomas O'Donnell1993
Michael O'Grady1986NORC at the University of Chicago, Senior Fellow
Peter Ordeshook1969California Institute of Technology
Harvey Palmer1999University at Buffalo
Nancy Perkins1991Churchville, N.Y.
Walter Petersen1984Industriforvaltnings AB Kinnevik, Stockholm
Lukas Pfaff2013U.S. Government, Analyst
David G. Pfeiffer1975Policy Analyst, Honolulu
Barbara Piotrowska2017Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University (Researcher)
Arnd Plagge2008Universitaet Greifwald
Matthew Platt2008Morehouse College
Keith Poole1978University of Georgia
Kalina Popova2005Harris Interactive
Stephen Porter1995North Carolina State University, College of Education
Lynda W. Powell1974University of Rochester
Kul Rai1970Southern Connecticut State University
Adam Ramey2010NYU Abu Dhabi
Shawn Ling Ramirez2013Emory University
Kristopher Ramsay2005Princeton University
Subhasish Ray2011National University of Singapore
Margaret E. Raymond1986Stanford University, Hoover Institution, Research Fellow
Anne Reisinger1988Clark University
Jeffrey Richelson1975National Security Archive, Senior Fellow
Miguel Rueda Robayo2014Emory University
David Rohde1971Duke University
Robert Gale Samberg1971Albany, N.Y.
Mitchell S. Sanders1997Meliora Research LLC
Prakash C. Sarangi1985University of Hyderabad, Pro Vice Chancellor
Grace I. Scarborough1985Research Director, Leidos, Inc.
Wendy Schiller1994Brown University
Robert Alan Schoenberger1967Wilton, Conn.
Itai Sened1990Washington University in St. Louis
Eugene J. Seyna1982
Marc Shapiro2000ICF Consulting
Mattan Sharkansky2015Hebrew University of Jerusalem (post-doc)
Kenneth Shepsle1970Harvard University
Carol Silva1998University of Oklahoma, Center for Applied Social Research
Barbara Sinclair1970University of California, Los Angeles
Branislav Slantchev2002University of California, San Diego
Bradley Smith2017Vanderbilt University
Alastair Smith1995New York University
Madeleine Smith1984U.S. House of Representatives, Ways and Means Committee
Richard Smith1981Roanoke College, Dean of the College
William Spaniel2015University of Pittsburgh
Arthur Spirling2008New York University
Annette Steinacker1996Loyola University, Chicago
Martin Steinwand2010University of Essex (Senior Lecturer)
Mark Stern1970Shepherd University, Vice President of Academic Affairs
Randolph Stevenson1997Rice University
Jessica Stoll2012Institute for Physical Sciences, McLean, VA
Peter Stone2000Trinity College, Dublin
William C. Stratmann1972Rochester, N.Y.
Ian C. Sulam2018U.S. Government
Susanna Supalla2017Data science consulting
Matthew Sweeten2018Pearson Education, Data Science Machine Learning
Ahmer Tarar2003Texas A&M University
Stuart H. Teger1976Attorney, Detroit, Mich.
Matthew Testerman2012U.S. Navy, Commander--Permanent Military Professor
Cynthia Thomas1971
Svanhildur Thorvaldsdottir2017Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich (post-doc)
Gloria I. Toivola1975University of Wisconsin, Superior
Georg Vanberg1999Duke University
Ioannis Vassiliadis2018GutCheck
Lynn Vavreck1997University of California, Los Angeles
Ronald J. Vogel1995Southern University, Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Abraham R. Wagner1973Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism (CAST)
Robert Walker2005Willamette University, Atkinson School of Management
Yu Wang2018Apple
Scott Ward1992Trevecca Nazarene University, Finance
Robert Weber1975Saint John's University
T. Edward Westen1973Central Michigan University
Taehee Whang2007Yonsei University
Carolyn Whitfield2001Rochester, N.Y.
Guy Whitten1994Texas A&M University
Aaron Wicks2001Action for a Better Community
John Wilkerson1991University of Washington
Neil S. Wintfeld1982Genentech
Peter A. Wissel1973
Gary Woller1992Woller & Associates, Sandy, Utah
John Wright1983Ohio State University
Samuel Wu1990
Jun Xiang2011Rutgers University, Newark
O. Fiona Yap1997Australian National University
Antoine Yoshinaka2005University at Buffalo, SUNY
William James Zavoina1970
Martin Jay Zechman1977Jolicoeur & Associates Risk Solutions, LLC
Ethan R. Zorick1997Essex, England