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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