PhD Alumni Careers

Many of our PhD program alumni go on to become successful academics that regularly contribute research to a variety of academic journals. Below are just a few examples of where our alumni have gone with their PhD.

Benoy Jacob:  Associate Professor and Director of Urban Leadership Program, School of Public Policy and Leadership, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Dissertation:   Do Local Taxes and ‘Market’ Pressures Shape the Strategic Decisions of Municipalities (2008) 

Benedict Jimenez:  Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Northeastern University, Boston

Dissertation:   Dissecting the Links between the Local Public Sector Institutional Design and Government Spending (2010)

Nilay Yavuz:  Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration,  Middle East Technical University, Ankaya Ankara

Dissertation:   Understanding Citizens’ Adoption of New Technologies Used in Delivery of Public Service and Information (2010) 

Wan-Ling Huang:  Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan,

Dissertation:   Decisions to Pursue Intellectual Property Rights by Academic Scientists: The Impact of Individual and Institutional Factors (2011)

Valerie Werner: Program Director, Public Policy & Administration, Adler University, Chicago

Dissertation:  The Environment that Informed Mary Parker Follett’s Thoughts on Engagement (2011)

Geon Lee:  Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, Kyonggi University, Suwon, South Korea

Dissertation:  Pay-for-Performance Pay System and Job Attitudes in Government Agencies (2011)

Kseniya Khovanova:  Intercultural Cities Programme, Council of Europe (CoE)

Dissertation:  How City Fiscal Health Affects Its Innovation (2011)

Yamini Jha:  Post-Doctoral Researcher, UNH ADVANCE, University of New Hampshire

Dissertation:  Effects of Collaborative Networks on Satisfaction of Academic Scientists in six fields of Science and Engineering (2013)

Eunjung Shin:  Associate Research Fellow, Science and Technology Policy Institute, Sejong-si, South Korea

Dissertation:  Exclusive Sharing of Genetic Materials in U.S. Agricultural Research: Antecedents and Consequences (2013)

Jennifer Benoit-Bryan:  ‎Research Analyst, Slover Linett Audience Research, Chicago.

Dissertation:  A Multi-Level Analysis of the Issue of Runaway Youth: Precursors, Consequences and Harm Reduction (2014)

Marla Parker:  Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, California State University – Los Angeles.

Dissertation: Social Network Determinants of Self-Perceived Influence among Minority and Non-Minority STEM Faculty (2014)

Shu Wang:  Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Michigan State University.

Dissertation: Effects of State-Imposed Tax and Expenditure Limitation on Municipal Revenue Structure: A Legal Approach (2015)

Aleea Perry, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Dissertation:  Middle Management Interventions as a Determinant of Work Motivation: A Case Study of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Offices (2016)

Andrew Crosby, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, Pace University, New York

Dissertation: Intergovernmental Financial Monitoring and Intervention: Does it make the Grade? (2016)

Yu Shi, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, University of North Texas

Dissertation: Using Mixed Methods to Investigate Marco Level Governing Structure and Its Impact on Public Sector Employment Levels (2016)

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