Where Are Our Ph.D. Graduates Now?

Ph.D graduates from the University of New Orleans work in a variety of academic and professional settings including colleges and universities, non-profits, survey research and policy institutes.

Alfonso Sánchez graduated from the PhD program in 2016 and is an Assistant Professor at the Universidad Loyola Andalucía.

Christina Kiel (2014) is Professor of Practice at Tulane University.

Robynn Kuhlmann graduated from the PhD program in 2012 and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Missouri. She is the state government specialist for her department and teaches research methods, legislative politics, and political parties and interest groups. She currently runs the State Government Internship Program, is the college credit consultant for the Missouri Boys State and Girls State program, and coordinates Politics and Social Justice week - which won Program of the Year in 2014. She is currently working on a variety of research projects that focuses on features of state institutions and political behavior.

Megan Osterbur is a recent Ph.D graduate whose fields of interest are Minority Politics, Comparative Politics, and Public Policy. Her research focuses on transnational LGBT movement and corresponding public policy adoption. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, LA. Megan received her B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Illinois in 2003 and her M.A. in Political Science from the University of New Orleans in 2004.

Hung-chung (Joe) Wang is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Election Study Center, National Chengchi University,Taiwan. His research fields include: Political Behavior, Electoral Studies, Public Opinion, and Legislative Behavior. Ph.D 2010.

Dean Bonner, Researcher Public Policy Institute of California. Ph.D. 2009

Ursula Daxecker, Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam. Ph.D 2008

Dustin Berna, Assistant Professor, NOVA Southeastern University. Ph.D 2008.

Corina Schulze received her PhD in 2008 and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science & Criminal Justice at the University of South Alabama (USA). In addition to her teaching Research Methods every semester, she offers a variety of courses that are cross-listed with Gender Studies and African American Studies (e.g. Race, Gender, & Politics). Her committee work, her role as the Rape Crisis Center coordinator, and various other community activities and memberships heavily influence her teaching and research. Before joining the department at USA, and receiving her PhD from UNO, she worked as a federal law enforcement officer, which influenced her work on women in policing as well as women in politics. Currently she is working on a number of projects examining sexual assault in LGBTQ communities utilizing a Queer theoretical and Black feminist framework to explain how sexual orientation is an integral, but largely understudied, component of rape culture.

Chad Nilson, Director and Owner, Living Skies Centre for Social Inquiry. Ph.D 2008.

Hannes Richter, Deputy Director, Austrian Press and Information, Austrian Embassy, Washington D.C., Ph.D 2008.

William Hoston, Associate Professor, University of Houston - Clearlake. Ph.D 2007.

Matthew Vile, Director of Research, Goodwill Industries International, Washington, D.C. Ph.D 2005.

Dominic Beggan, Assistant Professor, Lamar University. Ph.D 2004.

William P. Mclean, Associate Professor and MPA Director, Arkansas State University. Ph.D, 2003.

Manabu Saeki, Assistant Professor, Jacksonville State University. Ph.D 2002.

Joshua G. Behr. Trained at the University of New Orleans specializing in urban and minority politics. He has taught a variety of courses addressing public policy, state government, statistical methods, Geographic Information Sciences (GIS), and Modeling and Simulation (M&S) at the University of New Orleans, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Old Dominion University, and Eastern Virginia Medical School. Ph.D, 2001.

D'Andra Orey, Professor and Chair, Jackson State University. Ph.D 1999.

Baodong (Paul) Liu, Associate Professor, University of Utah. Ph.D, 2009