Placement of Recent Grads

Rob Chiles,
Christina Diaz, Piko Ewoodzie, and Torsheika Maddox

Newly minted 2015 Ph.D.s celebrate graduation and look forward to their new positions: Rob Chiles (Asst. Prof., Penn State), Christina Diaz (Asst. Prof., University of Arizona), Piko Ewoodzie (Asst. Prof., Davidson College), and Torsheika Maddox (Research and Program Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison)


Taylan Acar, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Richard Aviles, Research Analyst, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Madison, WI

Zach Baumgart, Research Analyst, Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Madison, WI

David Calnitsky, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Western University in London, Ontario

Alex Hanna, Assistant Professor, Institute of Communication, Culture, Information & Technology, University of Toronto

Anna Ipsen, Postdoctoral Associate Researcher, North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Michigan State University

Yifei Li, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, New York University in Shanghai

Aliza Luft, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

Wes Markofski, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton College

Hannah Miller, Senior Analyst, Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA

David Rangel, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Brown University

David Schelly, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Clarkson University

Jason Turowetz, Postdoctoral Fellow, Bentley College and the Harold Garfinkel Archive, Boston

Trevor Young-Hyman, Postdoctoral Fellow, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


Loka Ashwood, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Auburn University

Robert Chiles, Assistant Professor, Rural Sociology, Pennsylvania State University

Christina Diaz, Assistant Professor, School of Sociology, University of Arizona

Joseph (Piko) Ewoodzie, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Davidson College

Madeleine Fairbairn (PhD '14), Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa-Cruz

Jeremy Fiel, Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Arizona

Rachel Fish, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Research on Educational Opportunity, University of Notre Dame

Julia Goldberg, Human Services Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research

Marko Grdesic, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Sarah Lessem, Behavioral Scientist, National Center for Health Statistics, Washington, DC

Pilar Goñalons-Pons, Research Fellow, Institute for Sociology, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main

Heide Jackson, Post-doctoral Fellow, Center on Health and Aging, Johns Hopkins University

Julie Keller (PhD '13), Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Rhode Island

Jonathan Latner, Postdoctoral fellow, Field B (Welfare State, Social Inequality, and Quality of Life), Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)

John Liu, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Occidental College

Torsheika Maddox, Research & Program Associate, Office of the Vice Provost, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mytoan Nguyen-Akbar (PhD '14), Visiting Scholar, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

Matthew Nichter Assistant Professor, Sociology, Rollins College

Jason Orne, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Drexel University

Andrea Robles, Research Analyst, Corporation for National and Community Service

Gina Spitz, Postdoctoral Fellow, Urban Sociology, Loyola University

Robert Thomas, Survey Statistician and Administrator, Federal Statistical Research Data Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S. Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies

Jessa Valentine, Managing Consultant, DVP Praxis, Madison, WI

Alicia VanOrman, Research Associate, U.S. Programs, Population Reference Bureau

Eric Vogelsang, Assistant Professor of Sociology, California State University-San Bernardino


Özlem Altiok, Lecturer, Department of Women's & Gender Studies and Department of International Studies, University of North Texas

Paul Bakken, Consulting Associate, Information Resources, Inc.

Laura Blakeslee, Mental Health Data & Program Evaluator, Division of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Madeleine Fairbairn, Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Environmental Studies, Goucher College

Mei-Chia Fong (PhD '12), Visiting Assistant Research Professor, Rutgers University

Dana Garbarski (PhD '12), Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago

Jeffrey Grigg, Assistant Professor, School of Education, Johns Hopkins University

Paul Hanselman, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Education, University of California at Irvine

Min Ye Paing Hein, Poverty Specialist, Poverty Global Practice, World Bank

Adam Jacobs, Analyst, MaRS Discovery District

Nicole S. Kaufman, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Ohio University

Chaitanya Lakkimsetti (PhD '10), Assistant Professor, Sociology, Texas A&M University

Erin Madden, Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology, Central New Mexico Community College

Alyn Turner McCarty, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Women's Health & Health Disparities Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Julia McReynolds-Pérez, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Archeology, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse

Mytoan Nguyen-Akbar, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Puget Sound

Matthew Nichter, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Rollins College

Heather O'Connell, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University

Carly Schall (PhD '11), Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Megan Shoji, Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research

Jennifer Sims, Instructor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Daniel Steward, Visiting Instructor, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota


Steven Alvarado (PhD '11), Assistant Professor of Sociology, Cornell University

Jill Bowdon, Institute of Education Sciences Postdoctoral Associate, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

Matthew Boxer, Senior Research Associate, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, Brandeis University

Jack DeWaard, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota

Seong Won Han, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy and Counseling, School, & Educational Psychology, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Anna Haskins, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University (2013-14); Assistant Professor of Sociology, Cornell University (beginning Fall 2014)

Julie Keller, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, Oberlin College

Katharine Legun, Lecturer (Confirmation Path), Sociology, Gender, & Social Work, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

So-jung Lim, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Utah State University

Carolina Santamaria, Researcher and Assistant Professor, Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica

Karen Schaepe, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, College of William and Mary

Lauren Schudde, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education & Employment, Teachers College of Columbia University

Chelsea Schelly, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, Michigan Tech University

Kaelyn (Stiles) Wiles, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Centre College

John Zinda, Assistant Professor, Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University


James Benson, Program Officer, Policy and Systems Division, Institute of Education Sciences (IES) National Center for Education Research

Sarah Bruch, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Iowa

Matthew Desmond (PhD '10), Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies, Harvard University

Wendy Christensen, Assistant Professor of Sociology, William Paterson University

Rodolfo Elbert, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mei-Chia Fong, NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow in Mental Health Services Research, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University

Dana Garbarski, Postdoctoral researcher, Health Disparities Research Scholars Training Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Shaun Golding, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Bowdoin Collegee

Peter Hart-Brinson, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Communication & Journalism, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Laura Heideman, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Northern Illinois University

Jessica Jakubowski, Senior Research Data Analyst, Health Disparities and Public Policy Program, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Amelia Karraker, National Institute on Aging Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Population Studies Center and Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Gregory T. Kordsmeier (PhD '11), Assistant Professor of Sociology, Indiana University Southeast

Chaitanya Lakkimsetti, Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Gender Studies & Center for Feminist Research, University of Southern California

Sarah Lloyd, Organizer, Wisconsin Farmer's Union

Kyle Rearick (PhD '11), AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows Diplomacy, Security & Development Fellow, USAID, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), Office of Program, Policy and Management (PPM)

Sandra Sulzer, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Beatriz Novak (PhD '11), Assistant Professor, Centro de Estudios Demográficos Urbanos y Ambientales, Colegio de México

Adam Slez (PhD '11), Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia

Kimberly Turner, Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell Population Center, Cornell University

Tod Van Gunten, Junior Research Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Juan March Foundation, Madrid, Spain