Complete Roster of PhD Alumni

The Rochester Political Science Department has a record of placing its graduates in many of the nation's top universities. Here we list ALL Rochester students who have graduated over the last eight years, along with their current positions, followed by a complete roster of PhD alumni since the inception of the program:

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. Listed here is a complete roster of our alumni.

In its most recent report, which did not control for faculty size, the National Research Council ranked the Rochester department's graduate program sixth in the country. Controlling for size, a 2001 study in PS: Political Science & Politics concluded that Rochester ranked first in the country in the productivity of its PhD alumni, as measured by publications in leading journals. 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.)

Name PhD Current Affiliation Sortname
Byeonggil Ahn1994Seoul National University, International and Area Studiesahn
Deniz Aksoy2008Princeton University, Associate Research Scholar and Lectureraksoy
John Aldrich1975Duke Universityaldrich
William Paul Alexander, Jr.1973alexander
Michael Altfeld1980Carlisle, Penn.altfield
Theodore Anagnoson1977California State University, Los Angelesanagnoson
Peter Aranson1972Emory University, Economicsaranson
Jeffrey ArnoldABDEmory University, Post-Doctoral Fellowarnold
Nicole Asmussen2012Oakland Universityasmussen
Rory Austin1998Washington, D.C.austin
Tanya Bagashka2008University of Houstonbagashka
Richard Barke1981Georgia Institute of Technology, Public Policybarke
Muhammet Bas2007Harvard Universitybas
Douglas Beck1980ICF Consulting, Fairfax, Va.beck
Bruce Berkowitz1982berkowitz
William T. Bianco1987Indiana Universitybianco
Jerome Black1977McGill Universityblack
John C. Blydenburgh1969Clark Universityblydenburgh
Cristina Bodea2006Michigan State Universitybodea
Terence Brennan1974brennan
Stephen Paul Brown1977brown
Gerald Bushee1988Mount Olive Collegebushee
David Carter2009Princeton Univeristycarterd
Tim Carter2005Wayne State Universitycartert
David S. Castle1986Lamar Universitycastle
Bradford W. Chaney1981Westat Corporationchaney
Sirithorn Chantrasmi1988Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkokchantrasmi
Tyson Chatagnier2012Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento, Italy, Post-Doctoral Fellowchatagnier
Partha Chatterjee1972Columbia University, Department of Anthropologychatterjee
Don-yun Chen1997National Chengchi University, Public Administration, Taiwanchen
Yen-pin Chiang1993Agency for Healthcare Research and Qualitychiang
Seok-ju Cho2005Yale Universitycho
Edouard Cloutier1974Université de Montréalcloutier
Shrikant Dash1994Bhanjpur, Indiadash
Lynne Davidson2001Rochester, N.Y.davidson
Christine DeGregorio1987American University, Public Affairsdegregorio
Daniel Diermeier1995Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Managementdiermeier
Nathan Dietz1999Washington, D.C.dietz
Laura Dimino1993Harrisburg University, Director of Student Servicesdimino
Darrell Dobbs1983Marquette Universitydobbs
Gideon Doron1978Tel Aviv Universitydoron
Lucy Drotning1993Columbia University, Associate Provostdrotning
Raymond Duch1982Nuffield College, University of Oxfordduch
Lee Dutter1974Adult and Continuing Education, Barry Universitydutter
James Enelow1977University of Texas at Austinenelow
C. Lawrence Evans1988College of William and Maryevans
Diana Evans1980Trinity Collegeevansd
Songying Fang2006Rice Universityfang
Timothy Feddersen1993Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern Universityfeddersen
Yi Feng1992Claremont Graduate Universityfeng
Patrick Fett1989University of Memphisfett
Evelyn Fink1987Lincoln, Nebrfink
Morris Fiorina1972Stanford Universityfiorina
Laura Flamand2004El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico Cityflamand
Richard Forgette1992University of Mississipiforgette
Linda Fowler1977Dartmouth Collegefowler
Justin Fox2004Washington University in St. Louisfox
Matthew Gabel1994Washington University in St. Louisgabel
Wallace Donald George Gagne1970Sophia Universitygagne
Paul R. Gehman Jr.1990APEX Technology, Inc.gehman
Stephen E. Gent2006University of North Carolina, Chapel Hillgent
Jane L. Gilbert1976Washington, D.C.gilbert
Daniel Gillion2009University of Pennsylvaniagillion
Laura Flamand Gomez2004El Colegio De Mexico, Mexico Citygomez
Jay Goodliffe1998Brigham Young Universitygoodliffe
Clifford Griffin1989North Carolina State Universitygriffin
Christian Grose2003University of Southern Californiagrose
Gang Guo2002University of Mississippiguo
Catherine Hafer2001New York Universityhafer
Jeong Hun Han2007Seoul National Universityhan
John Happy1972Guelph, Ontariohappy
Peter HaschkeABDUniversity of North Carolina at Ashevillehaschke
David Hayes1998Fayetteville, N.C.hayes
Roman Hedges1977Ways and Means Committee, New York State Assemblyhedges
Marianne Reynolds Highwood1987Research Consultant, Englandhighwood
Jeffrey Hill1987Northeastern Illinois Universityhill
Richard Himelfarb1993Hofstra Universityhimelfarb
William Hixon1993Lawrence Universityhixon
Wendy Joan Hoag1973hoag
Gary Hollibaugh2012University of Georgia, Visiting Assistant Professorhollibaugh
Michael D. Horn1987horn
Christian Houle2011Trinity College, Dublinhoule
John Fuh-sheng Hsieh1982University of South Carolinahsieh
Chung-hsiou Huang1980huang
John Huber1991Columbia Universityhuber
Seifeldin Hussein1988hussein
Indriõi H. Indriõason2001University of California, Riversideindrioason
Yukari Iwanami2012Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka, Japaniwanami
Simon Jackman1995Stanford Universityjackman
Mathew Jacobsmeir2009University of New Orleansjaconsmeir
Hank Jenkins-Smith1985University of Oklahomajenkins-smith
Jane Jenson1974Université de Montréaljenson
Jinhee Jo2012Kyung Hee University, Koreajo
Ralph C. Joyce1977Statistics Canadajoyce
Joon Pyo Jung1989Yeungnam University, Koreajung
Christopher Kam2002University of British Columbiakam
Insun Kang2006Duke University, Visiting Assistant Professorkangi
Shin-Goo Kang2008Korea University, Institute for Peace Studieskangs
Masakatsu Kato1976kato
Kerim Kavakli2013Sabanci University, Turkey, Visiting Instructorkavakli
Barry Kay1977Wilfred Laurier Universitykay
Jeremy Kedziora2012US Governmentkedziora
Brenton KenkelABDPrinceton University, Senior Research Assistant kenkel
Chae-han Kim1989Hallym University, Koreakim
Jaehoon Kim2004Korea Development Institute, Associate Fellowkimj
Woosang Kim1988Yonsei College, Koreakimw
Jonathan Klingler2013Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, France, Post-Doctoral Fellowklingler
Vally Koubi1991Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurichkoubi
Keith Krehbiel1983Stanford University, Graduate School of Businesskrehbiel
Richard Kronick1990University of California, San Diegokronick
William J. Kubik1995Hanover Collegekubik
Patrick Kuhn2013Princeton University, Lecturer kuhn
Todd Kunioka1996California State University, Los Angeleskunioka
David Lalman1986University of Maryland, College Parklalman
John Langeland1985Trinity College, Hartford, Former Director of Information Technologieslangeland
Jonathan Lemco1982The Vanguard Group, Valley Forge, PAlemco
Bahar Leventoglu2001Duke Universityleventoglu
Sarah F. Liebschutz1971Rochester, N.Y.liebschutz
Tamar London2001london
Charles Edward Lucier1975Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Cleveland, Ohiolucier
Fabiana Machado2010Inter-American Development Bankmachado
Amy Makinen2000U.S. Governmentmakinen
Paulina MarekABDSkalny Center, University of Rochester, Post-Doctoral Fellowmarek
Lanny Martin2000Rice Universitymartin
Steven Maser1975Willamette University, Atkinson School of Managementmaser
Gail McElroy2004Trinity College, Dublinmcelroy
Fiona McGillivray1995New York Universitymcgillivray
Nancy McGlen1975Niagara University, Dean, College of Arts and Sciencesmcglen
Richard McKelvey1973California Institute of Technologymckelvey
Elena McLean2007Texas A&M Universitymclean
Carol McPhee1991Cortland, N.Y.mcphee
David B. Meltz1970Attorneymeltz
Subrata Kumar Mitra1977University of Heidelberg, South Asia Institutemitra
Paul M. Montebello1985Birmingham, Ala.montebello
James Morrow1982University of Michigan, Ann Arbormorrow
Thomas Mortillaro1981mortillaro
Melinda Mueller1996Eastern Illinois Universitymueller
James T. Murphy1970Saint John's Universitymurphy
Navine Murshid2011Colgate Universitymurshid
David Newman1983National University of Singaporenewman
James Bowen Noble1976noble
Thomas O'Donnell1993odonnell
Michael O'Grady1986President of Westhealth Policy Centerogrady
Jonathan OlmstedABDPrinceton University, Senior Research Specialist olmsted
Peter Ordeshook1969California Institute of Technologyordeshook
Harvey Palmer1999University at Buffalopalmer
Nancy Perkins1991Churchville, N.Y.perkins
Walter Petersen1984Industriforvaltnings AB Kinnevik, Stockholmpetersen
Lukas Pfaff2013U.S. Government, Analyst pfaff
David G. Pfeiffer1975Policy Analyst, Honolulupfeiffer
Arnd Plagge2008Universitaet Greifwaldplagge
Matthew Platt2008Harvard Universityplatt
Keith Poole1978University of Georgiapoole
Kalina Popova2005Harris Interactivepopova
Stephen Porter1995North Carolina State University, College of Educationporter
Lynda W. Powell1974University of Rochesterpowell
Kul Rai1970Southern Connecticut State Universityrai
Adam Ramey2010NYU Abu Dhabiramey
Shawn Ling Ramirez2013Emory Universityramirez
Kristopher Ramsay2005Princeton Universityramsay
Subhasish Ray2011National University of Singaporeray
Margaret E. Raymond1986Stanford University, Hoover Institution, Research Fellowraymond
Anne Reisinger1988Clark Universityreisinger
Jeffrey Richelson1975National Security Archive, Senior Fellowrichelson
Miguel Rueda RobayoABDPrinceton University, Visiting Research Scholarrobayo
David Rohde1971Duke Universityrohde
Robert Gale Samberg1971Albany, N.Y.samberg
Mitchell S. Sanders1997Gongos Researchsanders
Prakash C. Sarangi1985University of Hyderabad, Pro Vice Chancellorsarangi
Grace I. Scarborough1985Research Director, Leidos, Inc.scarborough
Wendy Schiller1994Brown Universityschiller
Robert Alan Schoenberger1967Wilton, Conn.schoenberger
Itai Sened1990Washington University in St. Louissened
Eugene J. Seyna1982senya
Marc Shapiro2000ICF Consultingshapiro
Kenneth Shepsle1970Harvard Universityshepsle
Carol Silva1998University of Oklahoma, Center for Applied Social Researchsilva
Barbara Sinclair1970University of California, Los Angelessinclair
Branislav Slantchev2002University of California, San Diegoslantchev
Alastair Smith1995New York Universitysmitha
Madeleine Smith1984U.S. House of Representatives, Ways and Means Committeesmithm
Richard Smith1981Roanoke College, Dean of the Collegesmithr
Arthur Spirling2008Harvard Universityspirling
Annette Steinacker1996Loyola University, Chicagosteinacker
Martin Steinwand2010SUNY Stony Brooksteinwand
Mark Stern1970Shepherd College, Vice President of Academic Affairsstern
Randolph Stevenson1997Rice Universitystevenson
Jessica Stoll2012Institute for Physical Sciences, Mclean, Va. stoll
Peter Stone2000Trinity College, Dublinstone
William C. Stratmann1972Rochester, N.Y.stratmann
Ahmer Tarar2003Texas A&M Universitytarar
Stuart H. Teger1976Attorney, Detroit, Mich.teger
Matthew Testerman2012U.S. Navy, Commander-Permanent Military Professortesterman
Cynthia Thomas1971thomas
Gloria I. Toivola1975University of Wisconsin, Superiortoivola
Georg Vanberg1999University of North Carolina, Chapel Hillvanberg
Lynn Vavreck1997University of California, Los Angelesvavreck
Ronald J. Vogel1995Southern University, Public Policy and Urban Affairsvogel
Abraham R. Wagner1973Columbia University, International and Public Affairs, Adjunct Professorwagner
Robert Walker2005Willamette University, Atkinson School of Managementwalker
Scott Ward1992Trevecca Nazarene University, Financeward
Robert Weber1975Saint John's Universityweber
T. Edward Westen1973Central Michigan Universitywesten
Taehee Whang2008Texas A&M Universitywhang
Carolyn Whitfield2001Rochester, N.Y.whitfield
Guy Whitten1994Texas A&M Universitywhitten
Aaron Wicks2001Action for a Better Communitywicks
John Wilkerson1992University of Washingtonwilkerson
Neil S. Wintfeld1982Genentechwintfeld
Peter A. Wissel1973wissel
Gary Woller1992Woller & Associates, Sandy, Utahwoller
John Wright1983Ohio State Universitywright
Samuel Wu1990wu
Jun Xiang2011Rutgers University, Newarkxiang
O. Fiona Yap1997University of Kansasyap
Antoine Yoshinaka2005American Universityyoshinaka
William James Zavoina1970zavoina
Martin Jay Zechman1977Jolicoeur & Associates Risk Solutions, LLCzechman
Ethan R. Zorick1997Essex, Englandzorick