Placement of Our Graduates

This listing includes all recipients of the PhD in Sociology from University of Arizona since 2007. When available, the current job placement is indicated, as well as the first position post-PhD (if different from current job). Please submit corrections or updates to Joe Galaskiewicz, Director of Graduate Studies.

2018-19

  • Angela Addae
    Dissertation Title: “Saving Black Portland: Organizational Roles in Preserving a Disintegrating Community.”
    Dissertation Chair: Joseph Galaskiewicz
    Current position: Assistant Professor, University of Oregon School of Law
  • Eliza Benites-Gambirazio
    Dissertation Title: “Working as a Real Estate Agent: Dispositions, Matching & the Production of Market Inequalities.”
    Dissertation Chair: Jane Zavisca
    Current Position: Post-Doctoral, WIsDHoM (Wealth Inequalities and the Dynamics of Housing Markets), hosted by the Centre Max Weber (Sociology) CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) and the Université Lyon 2
  • Andrew Davis
    Dissertation Title: “Structuring Conflict: Network Isolation and Embeddedness in the Global System”
    Dissertation Chairs: Ronald Breiger
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University
  • Michael Gibson-Light
    Dissertation title: “Capital & Punishment: How Prison Labor Systems Reproduce Inequality.”
    Chair: Jeffrey Sallaz
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Denver
  • Kate Gunby
    Dissertation Title: “Constitutionally Guaranteed Economic and Social Rights Realization in South Africa.”
    Dissertation Chair: Robin Stryker
    Current Position: Associate Research Director, PRR, Inc.
  • Meltem Odabas
    Dissertation Title: “Online Communication Platform as Cultural Field.”
    Dissertation Chair: Erin Leahey
    Current position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Computational Social Science, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Kyle Puetz
    Dissertation Title: “Measuring Cultural Alignment: Three Analyses of Surveys as Cultural Affiliation Networks.”
    Dissertation Chairs: Ronald Breiger and Brian Mayer
    Current Position: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia
  • Jessica Pfaffendorf
    Dissertation Title: “The Double Disadvantage: A Theory of Status-Stigma Intensification and Moral Expectations.”
    Dissertation Chair: Robin Stryker
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University
  • Misty Ring-Ramirez
    Dissertation title: “An Interorganizational Network Analysis of the Social Movement Sector in New York, 1960-1995.”
    Dissertation Chairs: Jennifer Earl and Joseph Galaskiewicz
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Austin Peay State University

2017-18

  • Jurgita Abromaviciute
    Dissertation Title: “Single Parents at Work: The Effects of the Intersection of Gender, Parental Status, and Marital Status on Workplace Outcomes.”
    Dissertation Chair: Erin Leahey
    First Position: Limited-Term Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, California State University, San Bernardino
  • David J. McBee
    Dissertation Title: “The Research Problem of Research Obstacles”
    Dissertation Chair: Erin Leahey
    Current Position: Statistical Analyst at the Leonard Davis Institute at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Simone Rambotti
    Dissertation Title: "How Inequality Affects Health: Reconciling Evidence from Cross-sectional, Relational, and Longitudinal Analyses"
    Dissertation Chairs: Ronald Breiger and Terrence Hill
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Loyola University New Orleans
  • Heidi Reynolds-Stenson
    Dissertation title: “Building a Wall of Resistance: Mobilization in the Anti-Terror Age.”
    Dissertation Chair: Jennifer Earl
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Colorado State University-Pueblo
  • Ricardo Rivas
    Dissertation Title: "Environmental Governance and Globalization: Farmed Salmon Industry in Chile"
    Dissertation Chair: Kathleen Schwartzman
    Current Position: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES) and The Research Center for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (CIGIDEN) in Santiago, Chile.

2016-17

  • Luis Vila-Henninger
    Dissertation Title: “Direct Democracy in America: How Voters Reason About Economic Policy.”
    Dissertation Chairs: Jane Zavisca and Jeffrey Sallaz
    Current Position: Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), Institut de Sciences Politiques Louvain-Europe
  • Nadina Anderson
    Dissertation title: "Finding Money: Gender, Money, and Marketization in Ukraine"
    Dissertation chair: Jane Zavisca
    Current position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, The Army Research Institute, Fort Belvoir, VA
  • Xochitl Renee Motaback
    Dissertation title: "Expertly Framed: How Science and Evidence Came to Dominate the Sex Ed Debate"
    Dissertation chair: Erin Leahey
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Hawaii - West Oa'hu

2015-16

  • Kate Freeman Anderson
    Dissertation title: "Residential Segregation and Health Outcomes: The Role of Health-Promoting Community Organizations in Urban Neighborhoods"
    Dissertation Chair: Joseph Galaskiewicz
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Houston
  • John "Taylor" Danielson
    Dissertation Title: “Migration, Nationalism, and the Restructuring of the Welfare State.”
    Dissertation Chair: Robin Stryker
    Current Position: Institutional Research Analyst, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
  • Megan Henley
    Dissertation title: “Science and Service: Doula Work and the Legitimacy of Alternative Knowledge Systems.”
    Dissertation Chair: Louise Roth
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, Colorado Mesa University
  • Dee Hill Zuganelli
    Dissertation title: "Chicano Studies: Proliferation of the Discipline and the Formal Institutionalization of Community Engagement, 1965 to Present.”
    Dissertation Chairs: Celestino Fernandez and Robin Stryker
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Family Studies, Berea College

2014-15

  • Laura K. Andrews
    Dissertation Title: “God is Great, God is Green: Evangelical and Mainline Protestants in the Environmental Movement”
    Dissertation chairs: Don Grant and Kraig Beyerlein
    Current position: Assessment and Research Specialist, Student Success and Retention Innovation, University of Arizona
  • Tracy Bacon
    Dissertation title: "Good Conversation, Healthy Food, and Hard Work: How Organizations and Parents Frame the Family Meal"
    Dissertation chair: Jane Zavisca
    First position: Instructor, Central New Mexico Community College
    Current position: Instructor, Arapahoe Community College
  • Kelly Bergstrand 
    Dissertation title: "Mobilizing for the Cause: Grievance Evaluations in Social Movements"
    Dissertation chairs: Linda Molm and Brian Mayer
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Jessie K. Finch
    Dissertation title: "Legal Borders, Racial/Ethnic Boundaries: Operation Streamline and Identity Processes on the US-Mexico Border"
    Dissertation chairs: Celestino Fernandez and Robin Stryker
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, Stockton University of New Jersey 
  • Sharon Koppman 
    Dissertation title: “Ideas for Sale: The Social Recognition of Creativity in Advertising.”
    Dissertation chairs: Erin Leahey and Jane Zavisca
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Organization & Management, Paul Merage School of Business, University of California at Irvine 
  • Eric Schoon 
    Dissertation title: “From Freedom to Constraint: How Illegitimacy Shapes Civil Conflict.”
    Dissertation chair: Ronald Breiger
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, Ohio State University
  • Ryan Seebruck
    Dissertation title: "Engineering Equality: The Organization of Education Labor Markets and the Distribution of Teacher Quality in Japan"
    Dissertation chair: Joseph Galaskiewicz r
    Current position: Statistician, U. S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Seth Wright
    Dissertation title: "Competence, Warmth, and Expectations: An Integration of Status Characteristics Theory and the Stereotype Content Model"
    Dissertation chairs: Louise Roth and Henry A. Walker
    First position: Senior Lecturer, Northern Arizona University
    Current position: Instructor, Continuing Education and the Department of Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder                                                  

2013-14

  • Karen Gordon
    Dissertation title: "Registered Sex Offenders: Social Disorganization and Lived Experiences"
    Dissertation chairs: Jane Zavisca and Robin Stryker
    First position: Instructor, Glendale Community College
    Current position: Lecturer, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University
     
  • Jessica Hamar Martinez
    Dissertation title: "Religious Switching Among Latinos: The Congregational Context"
    Dissertation chair: Kraig Beyerlein
    First position: Research Associate, Pew Research Center
    Current position: Senior Data Analyst, University Analytics & Institutional Research, University of Arizona
  • Amanda Lubold
    Dissertation title: “Family Policies and Public Health Initiatives: A Comparative Analysis of Breastfeeding Outcomes.”
    Dissertation chair: Louise Roth
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, Indiana State University
     
  • Sarah Melancon (formerly Sarah Strand)
    Dissertation title: “One Less Risk, or One Less Girl? Situating Gardasil and Cervical Cancer Risk in the Context of Risk-Reduction Medicine.”
    Dissertation chair: Don Grant
    Current position: Self-employed
  • Monica Whitham
    Dissertation title: “Symbolic Social Network Ties: Motivating Cooperation in Collective Action.”
    Dissertation chairs: Linda Molm and Joe Galaskiewicz
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, Oklahoma State University

2012-13

  • Sondra N. Barringer
    Dissertation title: “Limitations on the Role of Stakeholders and the Diverse Effects of Market Conditions: College and University Finances, 1980-2010.”
    Dissertation chairs: Scott R. Eliason and Joseph Galaskiewicz
    First position: Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Georgia
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Education Policy and Leadership, Southern Methodist University
     
  • Cindy Cain
    Dissertation title: “Heart Work is Hard Work: The Challenges and Adaptations of Hospice Careworkers.”
    Dissertation chair: Don Grant
    First position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
    Second position: Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, UCLA
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Alabama Birmingham
     
  • Daniel Martinez
    Dissertation title: “The Crossing Experience: Unauthorized Migration along the Arizona-Sonora Border.”
    Dissertation chairs: Celestino Fernandez and Kraig Beyerlein (University of Notre Dame)
    First position: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, George Washington University 
    Current position: Assistant Professor, School of Sociology, University of Arizona
     
  • Lisa Thiebaud Nicoli
    Dissertation title: “Half a Loaf: Generosity in Cash Assistance to Single Mothers across US States, 1911-1996.”
    Dissertation chair: Lane Kenworthy
    Current position: Research Specialist, University of Maryland
     
  • Katrina Running
    Dissertation title: “Towards Climate Justice: Examining Concern for Climate Change in Developed, Transitioning and Developing Countries.”
    Dissertation chair: Lane Kenworthy
    Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Idaho State University
     
  • Jennifer Schultz De La Rosa
    Dissertation title: “What Structures Network Structure: How Culture, Class, and Context Matter in the Development of Social Capital”
    Dissertation chair: Ronald Breiger
    First position: Researcher, Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona
    Current position:Associate, Evaluation, Workforce Development Program, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona
     
  • Garrett Schneider
    Dissertation title: “Forging Citigroup: The Making of the Global Financial Services Conglomerate and the Remaking of Postwar Capitalism”
    Dissertation chair: Lane Kenworthy
    First position: Research Associate, Lieberman Associates Worldwide
    Current position: Senior Research and Public Policy Analyst, Writers Guild of America West
     
  • Zachary Schrank
    Dissertation title: “Market Inversion: An Ethnography on the Niche Dynamics of the Local Organic Food Movement.”
    Dissertation chair: Jeffrey Sallaz
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Indiana University South Bend
  • Matt Ward
    Dissertation title: “Battling to Secure America's Borders: Understanding Mobilization in the Contemporary U.S. Anti-Immigration Movement.”
    Dissertation chairs: Kraig Beyerlein (University of Notre Dame) and Charles Ragin (UC-Irvine)
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology & Sociology, University of Southern Mississippi

2011-12

  • Gary Adler
    Dissertation title: “Encountering Distant Suffering: the Culture, Production, and Outcomes of Transnational Immersion Trips on the U.S.- Mexico Border.”
    Dissertation chairs: Ronald Breiger and Kraig Beyerlein (University of Notre Dame)
    First position: Director of Research, Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies, University of Southern California
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Pennsylvania State University - University Park Campus
     
  • Danielle Hedegard
    Dissertation title: “Radicalized Cultural Capital and Inequality: A Comparative Study of Blackness in Brazil’s Tourism Market.”
    Dissertation chair: Jane Zavisca
    First position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology, Boston College
    Second position: Adjunct Faculty, American Public University
    Current position: Adjunct Faculty, College of Doctoral Studies, Grand Canyon University
     
  • Alexander Ibsen
    Dissertation title: “Inventing Law: The Development of Legal Philosophies in the American and European Patent Systems.”
    Dissertation chair: Charles Ragin  (UC-Irvine)
    Current position: Deputy Editor, Minerva
     
  • David Melamed
    Dissertation title: “A New Model of Justice Evaluations: Using Graded Characteristics to Estimate Just Rewards.” 
    Dissertation chair: Linda Molm
    First position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of South Carolina
    Current position: Associate Professor, Sociology, Ohio State University
     
  • Paola Molina
    Dissertation title: “Gendered Repatriation: The Role of Gender and the Family on Further Migration Intentions following Repatriation.”
    Dissertation chair: Louise Roth
    Current position: Researcher, OMNI Institute
     
  • Scott Savage
    Dissertation title: “The Tie that Binds: Exchange and Commitment in the Face of Uncertainty”
    Dissertation chair: Joseph Galaskiewicz and Linda Molm
    First position:  Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of California--Riverside
    Current position: Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Houston
     
  • Stephan Scholz
    Dissertation title: “Globalization and Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Developing Countries, 1980-2006.”
    Dissertation chair: Charles Ragin (UC-Irvine)
    First position: Instructor, Inver Hills Community College
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Washington County
     
  • Megan Wright
    Dissertation title: “Men on Methadone: Fatherhood, Families, and Partners.”
    Dissertation chair: Celestino Fernandez
    First position: Law and Social Science Research Fellow, James E. Rogers College of Law, UA
    Second position: Research Fellow, Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy, Yale Law School          
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Law, Medicined and Sociology, Penn State Law, University Park

2010-11

  • Shawna Anderson
    Dissertation title: “Conflict In American Protestant Congregation.”
    Dissertation chair: Joseph Galaskiewicz
    First position: Research Associate, Sociology, Duke University
    Current position: Survey Director II (NORC), University of Chicago
     
  • Joseph Cabrera
    Dissertation title: “Planning Social Capital: New Urbanism and the Formation of Social Interaction, Social Connection, and Community Satisfaction.”
    Dissertation chair: Joseph Galaskiewicz
    First position: Assistant Professor, Sociology/Criminal Justice, Marywood University
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of LaVerne
     
  • Jeremiah Coldsmith
    Dissertation title: “Rethinking Classes: A Friendly Critique and Moving Forward of Erik Olin Wright's Class Theory.”
    Dissertation chair:  Don Grant
    First position: Assistant Professor in Residence, Sociology, University of Connecticut
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
  • Jason Crockett
    Dissertation title: “Narratives of Racial Sexual Preference in Gay Male Subculture.”
    Dissertation chair: Erin Leahey
    First position: Assistant Professor, Anthropology & Sociology, Kutztown University
    Current position: Associate Professor, Anthropology & Sociology, Kutztown University
     
  • Jessica Epstein
    Dissertation title: “Competitive Convergence in Global Food Safety Policy: The Case of India.”
    Dissertation chair: Lane Kenworthy
    First position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology, Susquehanna University
    Second position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Reed College            
    Current position: Associate Director, Gender and Social Inclusion, Millennium Challenge Corporation
     
  • Matthew Green
    Dissertation title: “Economic Reform and the Comparative Development of Major Chinese Cities.”
    Dissertation chair: Joseph Galaskiewicz
    First position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, College of DuPage
    Current position: Associate Professor, Sociology, College of DuPage
     
  • Catherine Hoegeman
    Dissertation title: “Leadership and Mission-Based Decision-Making: U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Responses to the Priest Shortage.”
    Dissertation chair: Joseph Galaskiewicz
    First position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mount St. Mary's College
    Current position: Associate Professor, Sociology & Anthropology, Missouri State University
     
  • Laura Hunter
    Dissertation title: “The Role of Gender in Evaluations of Scientific Competence.”
    Dissertation chair: Erin Leahey
    First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Notre Dame
    Second position: Program and Research Manager, Executive Office of the President, University of Arizona           
    Current position: Associate Diversity Officer and Coordinator of Faculty Development, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Arizona
     
  • Claude Rubinson
    Dissertation title: “The Production of Style: Aesthetic and Ideological Diversity in the Arts and Crafts Movement, 1875-1914.”
    Dissertation chair: Charles Ragin (UC-Irvine)
    Current position: Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Houston

2009-10

  • Keith Bentele
    Dissertation title: “Rising Earnings Inequality in the United States: Determinants, Divergent Paths, and State Experiences.”
    Dissertation chair: Lane Kenworthy
    First position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Massachusetts--Boston
    Current position: Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Massachusetts--Boston
     
  • Michelle Bata
    First position: Assistant Dean, Fordham University
    Current position: Associate Dean and Director, LEEP Center, Clark University
     
  • Lorien Lake-Corral
    Current position: Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Maine at Augusta
     
  • Jamie Dolan
    Dissertation title: “Do Good Things for the Fish: Organizational Innovation in Tribal Governance.”
    Dissertation chair: Stephen Cornell
    First position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, Carroll College
    Current position: Associate Professor, Sociology, Carroll College
     
  • Beth Duckles
    Dissertation title: “The Green Building Industry in California: From Ideals to Buildings.”
    Dissertation chair: Joseph Galaskiewicz
    First position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, Bucknell University
    Second position: Research Assistant Professor, Portland State University         
    Current position: Research Consultant and Social Scientist, Portland, OR
     
  • Jeff Larson
    Dissertation title: “Why Change? Organizational Adaptation and Stability in a Social Movement Field.”
    Dissertation chair: Joseph Galaskiewicz
    First position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, Towson University
    Current position: Research statistician, State of Hawaii Executive Office on Early Learning
     
  • Monika Ulrich Meyers
    Dissertation title: “How Low-Income Fathers Prioritize Children, Define Responsibility, and Negotiate State Surveillance.”
    Dissertation chair: Louise Roth
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Arkansas State University

2008-09

  • Laura Aufderheide Brashears
    Dissertation title: “Feeling Good in Spite of Failure: Understanding Race-Based Differences in Academic Achievement and Self-Esteem.”
    Dissertation chair: Henry Walker
    First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University
    Current position: Instructor, Department of Sociology, University of South Carolina
     
  • Tiffiny Guidry
    Dissertation title: “Affect and Structuring of Language Use in Ethnic Subcultures: A Study of Louisiana Cajuns.”
    Dissertation chair: Ronald Breiger
    First position: Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice & Sociology, Delta State University
    Current position: Instructor, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Alabama
     
  • Yi Han
    Dissertation title: “Institutional Logics, Extended Rationality, and the Effects of Military Background of Business Leaders.”
    Dissertation chair: Al Bergesen
    First position: Assistant Professor, Peking University
    Current position: Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
     
  • Olga Mayorova 
    Dissertation title: “Social Capital and Institutional Transition: Regional Context for Network Use in Job Search in Russia, 1985-2001.”
    Dissertation chairs: Ronald Breeiger and Jane Zavisca
    First position: Senior Research Associate, American Sociological Association
    Current position: Lecturer, Department of Sociology, UC San Diego
  • Rachael Neal
    Dissertation title: “Working Together: Government Contractors Building Democracy Abroad.”
    Dissertation chair: Joseph Galaskiewicz
    First position: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Coe College
    Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Sociology and Social Work, St. Edwards University
     
  • James Roebuck
    Dissertation title: “Sounds of Distinction: Analyzing Socioacoustics to Map the Combinatorial Logic of Status and Class.”
    Dissertation chair: Charles Ragin (UC-Irvine)
    Current position: Associate Research Scientist, Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona

2007-08

  • Matthew Brashears
    Dissertation title: “Picking and Choosing, Accepting and Changing: The Effects of Selection and Harmonization on Network Structure and Content.”
    Dissertation chairs: Ronald Breiger and Miller McPherson
    First position: Assistant Professor, Cornell University
    Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of South Carolina
     
  • Brian Hewlett
    Dissertation title: “Spiritual but Not Religious Being: Exploring Structural Antecedents for the Paring of Spiritual and Non-Religious Identities across National Boundaries.”
    Dissertation chairs: Mark Chaves (Duke University) and Charles Ragin (UC Irvine)
    First position: Assistant Professor, Cornell University
    Current position: Consultant and Founder, Brian Hewlett, LLC, L.I.F.E. Lessons

     

  • George Hobor
    Dissertation title: “Post-Industrial Pathways: The Economic Re-Organization of the Urban Rust Belt.”
    Dissertation chairs: Kathleen Schwartzman and Joseph Galaskiewicz
    First position: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Urban Research and Public Policy, Washington University
    Second position: Research Scientist, Louisiana Public Health Initiative
    Current position: Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
     
  • Samantha Kwan
    Dissertation title: “Contested Meanings about Body, Health, and Weight:  Frame Resonance, Strategies of Action, and The Uses of Culture.”
    Dissertation chairs: Al Bergesen and Louise Roth
    First position: Assistant Professor, Department Sociology, University of Houston
    Current position: Associate Professor, Department Sociology, University of Houston
     
  • Nancy Martin
    Dissertation title: “Small Groups in Big Churches”
    Dissertation chairs:  Mark Chaves (Duke University) and Ronald Breiger
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Department off Sociology, California State University-Long Beach

     

  • Steven Nelson 
    Dissertation title: "Offender Crime Perspectives: A Study in Affect Control Theory”
    Dissertation chairs: Linda Molm and Miller McPherson
    First position: Assistant Professor, Sociology & Anthropology, Clemson University
    Second position: Resident Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Creighton University
    Current position: Associate Instructional Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Houston
     
  • Rebecca Sager
    Dissertation title: “The "Purpose Driven" Policy? Explaining State-Level Variation in the Faith-Based Initiative.”
    Dissertation chair: Mark Chaves (Duke University)
    First position: Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, Loyola Marymount University-LA
    Current position: Associate Professor and Chair, Sociology Department, Loyola Marymount University-LA 
     
  • Christine Sheikh
    Dissertation title: “Religious and Ethnic Variation Among Second-Generation Muslim Americans.”
    Dissertation chairs: Mark Chaves (Duke University) and Don Grant
    First position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Denver
    Current position: Affiliate Faculty, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Metropolitan State University of Denver
     
  • Bill Tsitsos
    Dissertation title: “The Interaction of Race & Theological Orientation in Congregation Social Service Provision.”
    Dissertation chair: Mark Chaves (Duke University)
    First position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, Towson University
    Current position: Associate Professor, Sociology, Towson University

2006-07

  • David Brubaker
    Dissertation title: “Change and Conflict in Congregations: Exploring the Relationship Between Size Transitions and Conflict Intensity in Religious Congregations.”
    Dissertation chair: Mark Chaves (Duke University)
    First position: Assistant Professor, Eastern Mennonite University
    Current position: Associate Professor of Organizational Studies, Eastern Mennonite University
     
  • Jessica Collett 
    Dissertation title: "Third Party Intervention and Relationship Outcomes: Extending Social Exchange Theory Through the Incorporation of Intermediaries”
    Dissertation chair: Linda Molm
    First position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Notre Dame
    Second position: Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Notre Dame
    Current position: Professor, Department of Sociology, UCLA
  • Omar Lizardo
    Dissertation title: "Globalization, World Culture and the Sociology of Taste: Patterns of Cultural Choice in Cross-National Perspective”
    Dissertation chair: Ronald Breiger
    First position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Notre Dame
    Second position: Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Notre Dame
    Current position: Professor, Department of Sociology, UCLA
     
  • Mary Nell Trautner
    Dissertation title: “Screening, Sorting, and Selecting in Complex Personal Injury Cases: How Lawyers Mediate Access to the Civil Justice System.”
    Dissertation chair: Ronald Breiger
    First position: Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo
    Current position: Associate Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo
     

2005-06

  • Gordon Abra
    Dissertation title: “Structural Change in Exchange Relations.”
    Dissertation chair: Linda Molm
    Current position: Lecturer, University of California - Santa Barbara
     
  • Melissa Sue Fry Konty
    First position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, Auburn University
    Current position: Assistant Professor Director of the Applied Research and Education Center, Sociology, Indiana University Southeast
     
  • Martin Hughes
    First position: Assistant Professor, Calvin College
    Second position: Lecturer, Grand Rapids Community College
    Current position: Director, Academic Program Liberal Studies, Whitworth University
     
  • Kristi Clark-Miller
    Current position: Professor and Chair, Sociology, Collin College
     
  • Kathleen O'Neil
    First position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, Denison University
    Current position: Research Coordinator, UNITE HERE
     
  • David Shaefer
    Current position: Associate Professor at the University of California-Irvine
     
  • John Sonnett
    First position: Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, University of Mississippi
    Current position: Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, University of Mississippi

2004-05

  • James Bowie
    First position: Research Specialist, Northern Arizona University
    Current position: Senior Lecturer, Northern Arizona University
     
  • Brayden King
    First position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, Brigham Young University
    Current position: Max McGraw Chair of Management and the Environment and Professor of Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management