PhD Alumni Job Placement Data

Many of our doctoral program graduates go on to positions at some of the country’s top research agencies, universities, and governmental organizations. If you are an alumna or alumnus of the program, please visit the department's Alumni Outcomes page to learn more about how to stay involved.

In the last 10 years, our students have obtained prestigious tenure-track positions such as at:

  • Cornell University
  • John Hopkins University (SAIS)
  • King’s College London
  • University of California - San Diego
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Denver
  • University of Toronto
  • Virginia Tech 
  • Wesleyan University

In addition, they have obtained pre- and post-doctoral fellowships at over a dozen institutions, including:

  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Yale University

Other graduates have found careers at organizations like:

  • Congressional Research Service
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Devtech Systems
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of State

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Job Placement History

Asterisks (*) indicate tenure-track positions.


Daniel Epstein

  • St. Thomas Law School*

Jangai Jap

  • University of Georgia*

Samer Anabtawi

  • University College London*

Jangai Jap

  • University of Texas-Austin

Kendrick Kuo

  •  Naval War College*

Shannon McQueen

  •  West Chester University*

Elizabeth Pertner

  • Center for Global Health Engagement, Uniformed Services University (USU), and the Henry Jackson Foundation

Aparna Ravi

  • University College London*

Steven Schaaf

  • University of Mississippi*

Davy Banks

  • King's College London*

Miles Evers

  • University of Connecticut*

Lillian Frost

  • European University Institute (Postdoc)
  • Virginia Tech*

Danielle Gilbert

  • United States Air Force Academy*

Michael Joseph

  • University of California-San Diego*

Cory Maks-Solomon

  • APSA Congressional Fellowship

Abdul-Wahab Kayyali

  • Princeton University, Arab Barometer (Senior Research Specialist/Research Associate)

Annelle Sheline

  • Rice University, Baker Institute (Postdoc)

David Richardson

  • U.S. Naval Academy, Assistant Professor/ Permanent Military Professor

Clinton Jenkins

  • Birmingham-Southern College*

Jonathan Hack

  • Harvard Law School (Applied Research Statistician)

Michael Joseph

  • Yale University, International Security Studies (Postdoc)

Bryce Loidolt

  • National Defense University, Institute for National Strategic Studies (Research Fellow, Permanent)

Diogo De Castilho Penha de Lemos

  • University of Lisbon, International Studies Center (Researcher)
  • Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Yong-Il Moon

  • Kyungnam University, Institute for Far Eastern Studies (Assistant Professor)

See-Won Byun

  • Bates College (Visiting Assistant Professor)
  • San Francisco State University*

Allison Quatrini

  • Eckerd College

Alexander Reisenbichler

  • University of Toronto*

Jacquelyn Schneider

  • U.S. Naval War College*

Julia Macdonald

  • University of Pennsylvania, Perry World House (Postdoc)
  • University of Denver, Korbell School of International Studies*

Dorothy Smith Ohl

  • Office of the Secretary of Defense, Country Director for Egypt

Christie Arendt

  • U.S. State Department, Team Lead of the Global Democracy and Rights Division

Chunhua Chen

  • Beijing Foreign Studies University, School of English & International Studies*

Varun Piplani

  • Department of State, Presidential Management Fellow, Foreign Affairs Officer

Dillon Tatum

  • Francis Marion University*

Trey Herr

  • Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Center's Cyber Security Project (Postdoc)

Seok Joon Kim

  • University of Notre Dame, International Security Center (Postdoc)
  • Korea University, Graduate School of International Studies (Research Professor)

Jackson Woods

  • University of Pennsylvania, Center for the Study of Contemporary China (Postdoc)

Daniel Nerenberg

  • Just Vision, Communications Manager

Alyx Mark

  • North Central College*
  • Wesleyan University*

Inwook Kim

  • Hong Kong University
  • Singapore Management University*

Kelly Bauer

  • Nebraska Wesleyan University*

Lisel Hintz

  • Cornell University, Einaudi Center for International Studies (Postdoc)
  • Barnard College, Columbia University, Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)*

Medlir Mema

  • Global Governance Institute

Tristan Volpe

  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow (Postdoc)
  • Naval Postgraduate School*

Adam Jungdahl

  • Analyst, U.S. Department of Defense

Alanna Van Antwerp

  • U.S. Department of State

Charles Sullivan

  • Nazarbayev University*

Colm Fox

  • Singapore Management University*

David Banks

  • American University (lecturer)

Gabriel Michael

  • Yale Law School, Postdoctoral Associate in Law and a Fellow, Information Society Project
  • Schireson Associates, Data Scientist

Jake Haselswerdt

  • University of Michigan, Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholars (Postdoc)
  • University of Missouri, Columbia*

Kerry Crawford

  • James Madison University*

Laura Evans

  • VP, Audience Development and Data Science at Scripps Networks Interactive

Michelle Jurkovich

  • Brown University (Postdoc)
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston*

Rachel Whitlark

  • Harvard University (Postdoc)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)*

Richard Wilcox

  • Research Analyst, Utah Governor's Office of Management and Budget

Robert Griffin

  • Center for American Progress (research position)

Brian Karlsson

  • Groflraum Chicago und Umgebung (management consulting)

Christopher Dallas-Feeney

  • U.S. Army War College

Christopher Mitchell

  • George Washington University, Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Mount Holyoke College*

Dina Bishara

  • Oxford University and Harvard University (Postdocs)
  • University of Alabama*
  • Cornell University*

Katherine Kuhn

  • Deloitte Consulting

Lance Noble

  • British Columbia Investment and Trade Representative Office, Beijing

Ajay Verghese

  • Stanford University (Postdoc)
  • University of South Florida*
  • University of California-Riverside*

Craig Kauffman

  • University of Oregon*

Daniel Green

  • Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Dawn Murphy

  • Princeton University, China & the World Postdoc
  • U.S. Air War College*
  • National War College, Associate Professor of National Security Strategy

Gonzalo Paz

  • Adjunct at American University

John Wei-Chung Tai

  • George Washington University (professorial lecturer)
  • Consultant to U.S. Government

Joseph O'Mahoney

  • Brown University, Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Seton Hall University*

Maiko Ichihara

  • Kansai Gaidai University*

Kazuhiro Obayashi

  • Hitotsubashi University*

Linnea Beatty

  • Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor , Program Officer, Office of Global Programs (Contractor with XL Associates)

Maryam Zaregar Deloffre

  • Arcadia University*

Michael Schroeder

  • University of Cincinnati (Visiting Professor)
  • American University (Visiting Professor)

Morgan Lyon Cotti

  • Research Director at Utah Foundation
  • University of Utah, Hinkley Institute of Politics

Enze Han

  • University of London (SOAS)*
  • Princeton University (Postdoc)

Jeffrey Douglas Becker

  • China Program Director at International Labor Rights Forum
  • CNA (local consulting firm)

Jennifer Ann Davis

  • National Defense Intelligence College*

Joseph Clark

  • Towson University*

Maeve P. Carey

  • Congressional Research Service

Tonya Caprarola Gianonni

  • Devtech Systems

Yangmo Ku

  • Norwich University*

Aaron Philip Dusso

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis*

David Samuel Malet

  • Colorado State University-Pueblo*
  • University of Melbourne*

Jeffrey Wayne Hornung

  • East-West Center in Hawaii
  • Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

Jennie Schulze

  • Duquesne University*

Kenneth P. Halla

  • Fairfax County Public Schools

Logan Houston Wright

  • Medley Global Advisors

Michael Gleason

  • U.S. Air Force Academy*

Yeh-chung Lu

  • National Cheng-chi University*