Hire a Stony Brook Ph.D

The Political Science Department at Stony Brook has a long tradition of placing students in positions at the finest research and liberal arts schools in the country. For a list of jobs our former students now hold, go to Job Placements. This year's candidates are no exception to the legacy of excellence political scientists have come to expect from Stony Brook. Here are this year's candidates:

 

Karyn Amira

Major/Minor: Political Psychology/American Politics
Degrees: B.A., Political Science, Union College
Research and Teaching Interests: Political Psychology, Public Opinion, Ideology, Media Effects, Political Communication, Voter Turnout, Persuasion

 

Richard Cho

Major/Minor: Political Psychology/American Politics
Degrees: B.A., Political Science, Stony Brook University
M.A., Political Science, Columbia University
Research and Teaching Interests: Experimental/Quantitative Methods, Political Behavior, Media Effects, Public Opinion, Heuristics, Stereotypes/Prejudice

 

Raynee Gutting

Major/Minor: Political Psychology/Political Economy
Degrees: B.A., Psychology, UCLA
Research and Teaching Interests: Protest and Social Movements, Public Opinion, Political Behavior, Intergroup Relations, Behavioral Economics, Quantiative Methods
Website: https://sites.google.com/a/stonybrook.edu/rayneegutting/

 

Matthew Harris

(Graduate Council Fellowship Award)
Major/Minor: American Politics
Degrees: B.A., Political Science and TV/Radio/Films, Syracuse University
Research and Teaching Interests: Electoral Behavior, Public Opinion

 

April Johnson

Major/Minor: Political Psychology/American Politics
Degrees: B.S. Psychology, University of North Florida
M.S. Experimental Psychology, Georgia Southern University
Research and Teaching Interests: Electoral Behavior, Experimental Research Methods, Parties and Party Systems, Cognition and Information Processing
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/apriljohnsonstonybrook/

 

Patrick Lown

Major/Minor: Political Psychology 
Degrees: B.S., Psychology, Ohio State University
Research and Teaching Interests: Ideology, Emotions, Empathy, Social welfare politics, Group processes and social movements, Electoral systems

 
Lilliana Mason
 
Major/Minor: American Politics/Political Psychology
Degrees: B.A. in Politics, Princeton University
M.A. in Political Science, Stony Brook University
Research and Teaching Interests: Political Behavior, Political Psychology, Religion and Politics, Public Opinion, American Politics, Survey and Research Methods
Website: http://sbsuny.academia.edu/LillianaMason

 

Jeeyoung Park

Major/Minor: Political Economy / American Politics
Degrees: B.A., Political Science, Chung-Ang University
M.A., International Relations, Seoul National University
M.A., Environmental Economics, Duke University
Research and Teaching Interests: Political Prediction Market, Voting Behavior, Political Methodology
 

Yamil Velez

(W. Burghardt Turner Award)
Major/Minor: Political Psychology/American Politics
Degrees: B.A., Political Science and Psychology, Florida State University
Research and Teaching Interests: Public Opinion, Electoral Behavior, Group Processes and Intergroup relations

 Website: http://www.yamilvelez.com/

 

Julie Wronski

Major/Minor: Political Psychology/Political Methodology
Degrees: A.B., Government & Psychology, Georgetown University Master's Certificate, Political Psychology, George Washington University
Research and Teaching Interests: American Government, Public Opinion & Electoral Behavior, Ideology & Polarization, Personality & Politics, Survey & Experimental Research Methods
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/juliewronski/

 

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RECENT PHD GRADUATES PLACED

 

 Class of 2014, - 100%  academic ( 25% tenure track, 50% post-doc., 25% VAP)
April Johnson, 2014, visiting assistant professor, University of Illinois -Chicago
Joshua Johnson, 2014, Post-doctoral Fellow, Washington University - St. Louis
Nicholas Seltzer, 2014, tenure track, University of Nevada
Julie Wronski, 2014, Post-doctoral Scientist, George Washington University


Class of 2013, - 100% academic ( 33% tenure track, 33% post-doc. 33% VAP)
Kathleen Donovan -  tenure track, St. John Fisher College
Martijn Schoonvelde - post-doctoral fellowship at European Union Institute in Florence - Italy
Benjamin Woodson - tenure track at University of Missouri- Kansas City

 

Class of 2012, 100% academic (75% tenure track, 25% VAP)
Roland Kappe – tenure track at University College of London
Ellen Key – tenure track at Appalachian State
Ben Newman – tenure track at University of Connecticut – Stamford
David Perkins – visiting assistant professor at Bates College (on market Fall 2012)

 
Class of 2011, 100% academic (all tenure track)
Christopher Johnston – tenure track at Duke University
Andrew O’Geen – tenure track at Davidson College
Christopher Parker – tenure track at Centenary College of Louisiana
Angel Saavedra – tenure track at University of Texas Pan American


Class of 2010, 100% academic (80% tenure track, 20% post-doc)
Pazit Ben-Nun-Bloom – tenure track at Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Marie Courtemanche – tenure track at Marietta College
Naser Javaid – tenure track at Roosevelt College
Jacob Sohlberg – tenure track at Lund University
Brad Verhulst – post-doctoral fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University (on market Fall 2012)


Class of 2009, 100% academic (all tenure track)
Gizem Arikan – tenure track at Yasar University
Cengiz Erisen – tenure track at  TOBB Univeristy of Economics and Technology, Turkey
Mary-Kate Lizotte – tenure track at Birmingham Southern University
Maxwell Mak – tenure track at John Jay College
Everett Young – visiting assistant professor at Washington University SL, then private sector


Class of 2008, 100% academic (all tenure track)
Tony Carey – tenure track at University of North Texas
Elif Erisen – tenure track at California Polytechnic University
Todd Hartman – tenure track at Appalachian State University
Christopher Weber – tenure track at Louisiana State University

 

 

 

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