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:

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/

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/

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

Nicholas Seltzer

Major/Minor: Political Psychology/Political Economy
Degrees: M.A. Security Policy Studies, George Washington University
B.A. Philosophy and Political Science, University of California, Davis
Research and Teaching Interests: Evolution of cooperation and conflict, social responses to climate change, agent-based modeling, geographic information systems
Website: www.nicholasseltzer.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/




 Class of 2014, - 100%  academic ( 25% tenure track, 75% post-doc.)
April Johnson, 2014, tenure track, University of Illinois -Chicago
Joshua Johnson, 2014, Post-doctoral Fellow, Washington University - St. Louis
Nicholas Seltzer, 2014, Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Texas, Austin
Julie Wronski, 2014, Post-doctoral Scientist, George Washington University

Class of 2013, - 100% academic ( 33% tenure track, 33% post-doc. 33% VAP)
Kathleen Donovan -  Assistant Professor, St. John Fisher College
Martijn Schoonvelde - post-doctoral fellowship at Exeter University, UK (on market Fall 2013)
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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