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The OSU Department of Political Science has an excellent placement record. Our graduates have been very successful in securing positions at major research universities and liberal arts colleges, while others have pursued non-academic careers in government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. Rather than providing a sample of notable placement success, we provide below a comprehensive list of our placements. This includes all the data we have regarding where all of our Ph.D.'s since 2004 were placed or are currently employed.

Our department has placed a steady stream of Ph.D.s in top positions over the past two decades. In fact, a recent study showed that Ohio State Ph.D.'s in tenured and tenure-track positions elsewhere outnumber current OSU faculty by more than two to one- something that is true of fewer than twenty universities nationwide. Below, we provide more comprehensive information on initial and current placements of our recent Ph.D.s.

Department of Political Science Placement, 2004 - 2022
 

2022 Ph.D.'s

Vladimir Chlouba, CP, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Notre Dame
John Harden, IR, Ripon College
Caleb Pomeroy, IR, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College
Grant Sharratt, PT, Data Analyst, Nationwide Insurance

2021 Ph.D.'s

Alec Clott, CP, Director of Data Analysis, The Gender Equity Policy Institute
Jared Edgerton, IR, Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Dallas
Ricardo Garcia Graiff, Data Scientist, Nationwide Insurance
Chase Harpole, CP, Health Policy Senior Analyst, Abt Associates
Jon Kingzette, Data Analyst

2020 Ph.D.'s

Miguel Garza Casado, CP, Senior Data Analyst
Jonathan Green, AP/Methods, Postdoctoral fellowship at Northeastern University
Jianzi He, CP, Professor at Fudan University
Daniel Kent, IR, Data Scientist
Andrew Podob, Research Manager, Reason Research
Mini Saraswati, CP, Deputy Director of Research and Innovation, Voter Participation Center (2020-2021); Director of Research, Strategy, and Analysis, Sierra Club
Gregory Smith, IR, Postdoc Associate, Duke University (2020-2021); Postdoc Fellow, Dartmouth's Dickey Center for International Understanding; Fall 2022, Assistant Professor of Political Science for the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
Leyla Tosun, CP, Senior Research Analytics Consultant, Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center
Iku Yoshimoto, IR, Lecturer at University of Tokyo
Brandon Zaffini, IR, Professor at Geneva College

2019 Ph.D.'s

Benjamin Campbell, IR, Data Scientist, CoverMyMeds, Aware
Caitlin Clary, IR, Data Scientist, Biostat Global Consulting
Jose Fortou Reyes, CP, EAFIT University in Medellín, Colombia
Austin Knuppe, IR, Postdoctoral fellowship, Dartmouth; Utah State University
Reed Kurtz, IR, Otterbein University; Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science at Purdue University 
Adam Lauretig, IR, Data Scientist
Will Massengill, AP, Associate Data Scientist
Anna Meyerrose, CP, Postdoctoral fellowship at the Princeton University Niehous Center for Globalization and Governance (2021-2022); Fall 2022, Assistant Professor for School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University 
Drew Rosenberg, IR, University of Florida
Avery White, IR, Program Assistant, Ohio State University

2018 Ph.D.'s

Aisha Bradshaw, IR, Associate Editor, Nature Human Behaviour
Alex Castillo, CP, Research Methodologist, Pew Research Center
Kyle Larson, IR, Capital University
Nicky Mack, AP, Ohio Wesleyan University
John Raines, IR, Head of Political Risk
Peter Tunkis, CP, Senior Customer Advocacy Insights Specialist
Wei-Ting Yen, CP, Post-Doc, Denison University; Franklin and Marshall College, 2019

2017 Ph.D.'s

Alison Craig, AP,  University of Texas at Austin
Raphael Cunha, CP, Post-Doc, Princeton University 2017; Florida State University 2018
Nicholas Felts, Kettering Foundation
Margaret Hanson, CP, Post-Doc, University of Michigan, 2017; Arizona State University, 2018
Gabriella Lloyd, CP, Post-Doc, Binghamton University; University of Maryland, 2018; Operations Research Analyst and Data Scientist for The Department of the Navy
Jakob Miller, AP, Taylor University
Lauren Ratliff Santoro, AP, University of Texas at Dallas
Daniel Silverman, IR, Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University; Carnegie Mellon University

2016 Ph.D.'s

Paul DeBell, CP, Fort Lewis College
Marina Duque, IR, Post-Doc, Harvard University 2016; Post-Doc, Princeton University 2017; Florida State University, 2018
Lauren Elliott-Dorans, AP, Ohio University
Sebastian Mainville, IR, Visiting Researcher, Center for International Peace and Security Studies, McGill University
Vittorio Merola, CP, Post-Doc, Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, Toulouse School of Economics; Stony Brooks University, 2017

2015 Ph.D.'s

Dustin Carnahan, AP, Michigan State University
Eun Bin Chung, IR, University of Utah
Jessica Defenderfer, AP, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Agnar Helgason, CP, Social Research Center, University of Iceland
Yalidy Matos, AP, Post-Doc Brown University; Rutgers University, 2017
Jason Morgan, Data Scientist, Aware 
Katy Powers, IR, Post-Doc Dartmouth University; University of Georgia, 2016

2014 Ph.D.'s

Sarah Bryner, AP, Director, Research Department at the Center for Responsive Politics
Nyron Crawford, AP, Temple University
Matt Hitt, AP, Louisiana State University
Jason Keiber, IR, Otterbein College
Cheryl Laird, AP, Saint Louis University
Thiago Marzagão, CP, Brazilian antitrust agency (CADE - Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica)
Eleonora Mattiaci, IR, Post-Doc Amherst College
John Oates, IR, Florida International University

2013 Ph.D.'s

Austin Carson, IR, Post-Doc, Princeton University; University of Chicago
Djayadi Hanan, IR, University of Paramadina, Jakarta
Benjamin Jones, IR, University of Mississippi
Joshua Kertzer, IR, Post-Doc, Dartmouth College, 2013; Assistant Professor, Harvard University, 2014
Shivaji Kumar, IR, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Daniel Lempert, AP, SUNY-Potsdam
Emily Lynch, AP, APSA Congressional Fellow, 2013-2014
Fernando Nuñez-Mietz, IR, McGill University
David Traven, IR, Kenyon College

2012 Ph.D.'s

Bentley Allan, IR, Johns Hopkins University
Zoltan Buzas, IR, Drexel University;  Associate Professor of Global Affairs, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame
J. Bryan Cole, AP, University of Houston
Seth Goldstein, IR, Booz Allen Hamilton
Dane Imerman, IR, Oberlin College
Chris Kypriotis, AP, Warren Wilson College
Xiaoyu Pu, IR, Post-Doc, Princeton University; University of Nevada, Reno
Jiwon Suh, CP, Sogang University, Institute for East Asian Studies
Nina Kollars, IR, College of St. Benedict; US Naval War College (Associate Professor)

2011 Ph.D.'s

Quintin Beazer, CP, Post-Doc, Yale University; Florida State University
A. Burcu Bayram, IR, McMaster University, Canada; UT Arlington
Vanessa Bouche, AP, Texas Christian University
Sarah Bryner, AP, Center for Responsive Politics
Jeffrey Budziak, AP, Western Kentucky University
Soundarya Chidambaram, CP, University of Arkansas – Fayetteville (visiting)
Christopher Devine, AP, Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Erin Graham, IR, Post-Doc, Princeton University; Drexel University; Associate Professor of Global Affairs, Keough School of Global Affairs, University ofNotre Dame 
Erik Heidemann, AP, Kent State University
Marcus Holmes, IR, Fordham University
Todd Makse, AP, Susquehanna University
Steven Nawara, AP, Valdosta State University
Scott Powell, CP, University of Tennessee – Knoxville
Yoonah Oh, CP, Korea Institute for Economic Policy, Seoul, South Korea
Allyson Shortle, AP, University of Oklahoma – Norman
Kathleen Winters, AP, Old Dominion University
Dana Wittmer, AP, Colorado College (Colorado Springs, CO)

2010 Ph.D.'s

Daniel Blake, IR, Post-Doc, Princeton; IE Business School
Dino Christenson, AP, Boston University
Delton Daigle, AP, George Mason University
Eric Grynaviski, IR, George Washington University
TongFi Kim, IR, Purdue University (visiting); Griffith University
Kyle Kopko, AP, Elizabethtown College
Justin Lance, CP, Presbyterian College
Danielle Langfield, CP, College of Wooster (visiting)
Todd Makse, AP, Radford University (visiting)
Sarah Sokhey, CP, University of Colorado-Boulder
Byungwon Woo, IR, Oakland University
Christina Xydias, CP, Union College (visiting)
Kadir Yildirim, CP, Post-Doc, Princeton

2009 Ph.D.'s

Richard Arnold, CP, Muskingum College
Lakeyta Bonnette, AP, Georgia State University
Tom Dolan, IR, Rochester; University of Central Florida
Delia Dumitrescu, CP, Post-Doc, University of Montreal
Nanaho Hanada, CP, St. Olaf College (visiting)
Erin McAdams, AP, College of Charleston
Zachary Mears, IR, Analyst, Private Sector
Banks Miller, AP, University of Texas-Dallas
Dag Mossige, CP, Davidson College (visiting)
Autumn Payton, IR, Post-Doc, European University Inst.
Tina Pierce, AP, Denison University (visiting)
Amanda Rosen, IR, Webster University
Michael Reese, IR, University of Chicago/CIR (visiting)
Yusuf Safarti, CP, Illinois State University
Anand Sokhey, AP, University of Colorado-Boulder
Konstantin Vossing, CP, Humboldt University (Berlin)

2008 Ph.D.'s

Kuskridho Ambardi, CP, Gadjah Mada University
Samuel DeCanio, AP, Yale University
Ryan Kennedy, CP, University of Houston
Katja Michalak, CP/AP, University of Bulgaria
Christopher Moore, IR, Bethel University
Bradley Nelson, IR, Analyst, Private Sector
Eric Russell, AP, Auburn University
Anna Shadley, CP, The Ohio State University (Administration)
Corwin Smidt, AP, Michigan State University
Yohanes Sulaiman, IR, Analyst, Ctr for Dem., Int. Peace and Sec. Stud. (Jakarta)
Srdjan Vcetic, IR, Post-Doc, Cambridge; Univ of Ottawa
Sean Williams, AP, Analyst, Private Sector
Unislawa Wszolek, IR, Spelman College

2007 Ph.D.'s

Dinissa Duvanova, CP, SUNY Buffalo
Roman Ivanchenko, AP, Analyst, Joint Welfare Analysis Center
Natalie Kistner, CP, James Madison University
Nathan Toronto, IR, Analyst, Foreign Military Studies Office, Ft. Leavenworth
Linda Trautman, AP, Ohio University, Lancaster
Dinna Wisnu, CP, USAID, World Learning Respect Program, Deputy Director

2006 Ph.D.'s

Brandon Bartels, AP, Stony Brook University; George Washington University
Ray Block, AP, Florida St. University; Wisconsin -- LaCrosse
Jong Kun Choi, IR, Post-doc, Yonsei University, South Korea
Bridget Coggins, IR, Dartmouth College
Paul Fritz, IR, Hofstra University
Yoav Gortzak, IR, Arizona State University
Amu Oakes, IR, College of William and Mary
Brent Strathman, IR, Dartmouth (visiting)

2005 Ph.D.'s

William Anderson, AP, University of South Dakota
Brett Curry, AP, Georgia Southern University
Gregory Gwiasda, AP, Analyst, Private Sector
Andrew Holbrook, AP, University of New Orleans
Hiram Irizarry-Osorio, CP, Analyst, Kirwan Institute, OSU
Robert Kelly, CP, University of the Pacific
Jeffrey Martinson, IR, Meredith College
Scott Orr, CP, Texas Lutheran University
Justin Taylor, AP, Analyst, Private Sector

2004 Ph.D.'s

Eileen Braman, AP, University of Indiana
Andrew Farrell, AP, University of Oklahoma (visiting)
Yoram Haftel, IR, University of Illinois - Chicago
Blair King, AP, Analyst, National Democratic Inst for Int. Affairs
Gregory Miller, IR, College of William & Mary; University of Oklahoma
J. Quin Monson, AP, Brigham Young University
Kenneth Mulligan, AP, Southern Illinois, Carbondale
Jason Mycoff, AP, University of Delaware
Mary Outwater, AP, Director, Oklahoma University Poll
Julie Anne S. Peterson, AP, Analyst, Private Sector
Kevin Sweeney, IR, Analyst, Department of Defense
Wendy Watson, AP, University of North Texas; Southern Methodist University
Margaret Williams, AP, James Madison University; Goucher College


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