PhD Placement

The MU Political Science department's commitment to training doctoral students includes preparing them for success on the job market. Our department has a strong track record of placing Mizzou graduates in both academic and non-academic careers.

PhD Year Name First Placement Institution

Bimal Adhikari

Assistant Professor Nazarbayev University

Dana Angello (ABD)

Community Research Analyst Jersey City Health and Human Services Department

Saumil Dharia (ABD)

Policy Analyst Iowa College Student Aid Commission
2018 Laila Farooq

Assistant Professor

Institute of Business Administration (Karachi) 
2018 Ted Masthay

Visiting Assistant Professor

Wabash College
2018 Beomseob Brandon Park Visiting Assistant Professor

The College of New Jersey

2018 T. Murat Yildirim Visiting Assistant Professor

University of California--Merced


Jessica Anderson

Assistant Professor of Political Science University of Louisiana-Monroe
2017 Kenneth Bryant, Jr.

Assistant Professor of American Politics

University of Texas-Tyler

Tom Guarrieri

Assistant Research Scientist

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), University of Maryland


Colton Heffington

Academic Year Lecturer in Political Science Santa Clara University

Jeff King

Assistant Professor in International Studies American University of Sharjah

Krisztina Pusok

Sustainable Development Research Associate Reason Foundation, DC Office

Clint Swift

Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics Sewanee: The University of the South
2016 Zack Bowersox Visiting Assistant Professor Emory University
2016 Travis Ernst Social Science Research Analyst Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2016 JoyAnna Hopper

Assistant Professor

Sewanee: The University of the South
2016 Rebecca Miller Asylum Officer US Citizenship & Immigration Services
2016 Chris Patane Postdoctoral Fellow University of Missouri
2016 Marc Polizzi Assistant Professor Murray State University
2016 Mark Ritchey Director, Statistical Analysis Center Missouri State Highway Patrol
2016 Gwendolyn Sams Research Analyst State of Missouri
2016 Kathryn VanderMolen Assistant Professor

University of Tampa

2016 Chika Yamamoto Rosenbaum Assistant Professor Texas A&M Kingsville

Jeremy Bowling

Visiting Assistant Professor Lincoln University
2015 Courtney Burns Assistant Professor Georgia Southern University
2015 John Davis Assistant Professor University of Arkansas-Monticello
2015 Jennifer Dubé Data and Research Specialist

National Media

2015 Yuan Gao Program Coordinator for Multicultural Education St. Louis University
2015 Yong Jae Kim Visiting Scholar Asian Affairs Center, University of Missouri
2015 Matthew Newton Assistant Professor Lone Star State College
2015 Joshua Norberg Researcher Missouri State Senate
2015 Jungsub Shin Researcher Institute of  Euro-African Studies, Hanyang University
2014 Kayla Crider Researcher Missouri State Senate
2014 Drew Kurlowski Assistant Professor Coastal Carolina University
2013 Benjamin Hall Online Experiential Learning Developer  Northeastern University
2013 Jacob Holt Assistant Professor University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
2013 Kyle Kattelman Mizzou Advantage Postdoctoral Fellow University of Missouri
2013 Nathan Madden Research Analyst Kansas Center for Economic Growth
2013 Tara Parsons Assistant Professor James Madison University
2013 Nicole Shoaf Assistant Professor Lincoln University
2013 Geiguen Shin Visiting Scholar University of Missouri
2013 Byunghwan Son Visiting Assistant Professor College of Wooster