Graduate Alumni Achievements
The Department of Political Science is proud of the work and achievements of our graduate alumni as they continue on to their professional careers. If you have an achievement you would like highlighted, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Congratulations to Kathleen (Katie) Donovan (PhD '14) who received tenure at St. John Fisher College in 2019. Katie is currently working on several research topics, including economic influences on presidential approval and contextual factors on support for gun control. She appears regularly on local Rochester TV and is often quoted in the local newspaper, the Democrat & Chronicle. She also serves as an election night analyst for WXXI, the Rochester local NPR affiliate. She is taking a sabbatical this fall to follow a political consultant who works on campaigns across New York state, Fenno-style. She was also awarded undergraduate teacher of the year at St John Fisher College in 2019.
We are delighted to announce that the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) has named Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom as this year’s (2019) winner of its Erik Erikson Early Career Award. Pazit received her PhD from the Department of Political Science at Stony Brook University in 2010 and is currently an Associate Professor of Political Science at Hebrew University. Her research examines the influence of religion, values, and morality on political behavior. The award recognizes and celebrates exceptional achievement and is given to a member of ISPP within a decade of receiving a Ph.D.