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Placement of PhD Students, 2009-2019

Graduates of UT’s Political Science PhD program primarily opt to pursue academic careers, as illustrated by the following list of graduate placements over the last ten years.

Year

Name

Affiliation

Position

2019

John

Akins

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Policy Analyst for South Asia

2019

Giovanny

Pleites-Hernandez

University of North Carolina, Asheville

Visiting Assistant Professor

2019

Erin

Rowland

Eastern Illinois University

Visiting Assistant Professor

2019

Steve

Thompson

Institute for Public Service

Assistant Vice President

2019

Mark

Watson

City of Oak Ridge

City Manager

2018

Alexandra

Brewer

University of Tennessee

Undergraduate Advisor

2018

Jonathan

Barsness

Pinkerton

Intelligence Analyst

2018

Jonathan

Rose

Mars Hill University

Assistant Professor

2018

Andrew

Smith

University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley

Visiting Assistant Professor

2018

Aaron

Gold

Virginia Military Institute

Visiting Assistant Professor

2017

Michael

Moltz

Shippensburg University

Assistant Professor

2017

Royal Gene

Cravens

Bowling Green State University

Visiting Assistant Professor

2017

Treston

Wheat

AS Solution

Intelligence Analyst

2017

Christopher

Acuff

Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation

Statistical Research Analyst

2016

Andrew

Morelock

Murray State University

Assistant Professor

2016

Stephen

Adkins

Lincoln Memorial University

Assistant Professor

2016

Allan

Wilford

Anderson University

Assistant Professor

2016

John

Dickey

East Tennessee State University

Lecturer

2015

Eric

Castater

Davis and Elkins College

Assistant Professor

2015

Sarah

Young

University of South Carolina, Aiken

Assistant Professor

2015

Eric

Keller

University of Tennessee

Lecturer

2014

Nurgul

Aitalieva

Indiana Purdue at Fort Wayne

Assistant Professor

2014

Sambuddha

Ghatak

San Jose State University

Assistant Professor

2014

Allyn

Milojevich

Oak Ridge National Lab

Post-Doctoral Fellow

2014

Amanda

Sanford

Louisiana Tech University

Assistant Professor

2014

Christopher

Shults

University of Tennessee-Municipal Technical Advisory Service

Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project Coordinator

2013

Melissa

Buice

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Assistant Professor

2013

Lauren

Howard

Tennessee Tech

Adjunct Faculty

2013

Suveyda

Karakaya

Meliksah University (Turkey)

Assistant Professor

2013

David

Scott

Tusculum College

Visiting Assistant Professor

2013

Rebecca

Shafer

Morehouse College

Visiting Assistant Professor

2012

Norris

Feeney

Catawba College

Visiting Assistant Professor

2012

Matt

Gross

Henderson State University

Assistant Professor

2012

Mikel

Norris

Coastal Carolina University

Assistant Professor

2012

Douglas

Spence

Marshall University

Visiting Assistant Professor

2012

James

Todhunter

Troy University

Assistant Professor

2011

Colin

Glennon

Fort Lewis College

Assistant Professor

2011

Anne

Shumaker

Virginia Intermont College

Assistant Professor

2011

Sarah

Wu

Tarrant County Community College

Assistant Professor

2010

Amy

Atchison

Valparaiso University

Assistant Professor

2010

Costel

Calin

Quinippiac University

Visiting Assistant Professor

2010

Kristin

Wagers

TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Law Clerk

2009

Charles

Abernathy

McDowell County, N.C.

County Manager

2009

Donald

Butler

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Counter-Intelligence Analyst

2009

Kimberly

Douglass

Univ. of Tenn. (Information Technology)

Assistant Professor

2009

Hemant

Sharma

University of Tennessee

Lecturer

 


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