A group of graduates pose for a photo during UW-Madison's winter commencement ceremony at the Kohl Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Dec. 20, 2015. The indoor graduation was attended by approximately 1,200 bachelor's and master's degree candidates, plus their guests. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Recent Graduates

Nearly 87 percent of our graduates are placed in university positions, with 47 percent placed in top-tier research institutions. About 13 percent find careers in government, private or nonprofit sectors. This list of recent Ph.D. recipients includes either first position or current position, depending on available information.

Eulalia Puig Abril, Ph.D. 2011    |    Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

German Alvarez, Ph.D. 2018    |    Postdoc, University of Texas, Austin

Mitchell Bard, Ph.D. 2015    |    Assistant Professor, Iona College

Matthew Barnidge, Ph.D. 2015    |    Assistant Professor, University of Alabama

Amy Bree Becker, Ph.D. 2010    |    Associate Professor, Loyola University Maryland

Andrew Ray Binder, Ph.D. 2010    |    Associate Professor, North Carolina State University

Porismita Borah, Ph.D. 2010    |    Associate Professor, Washington State University

Peter Hart-Brinson, Ph.D. 2010    |    Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Qiujing Lisa Bu, Ph.D. 2010    |    Content Distribution Manager, TED Conferences

David Jasun Carr, Ph.D. 2014    |    Assistant Professor, Idaho State University

Eunji Cho, Ph.D. 2019    |    Assistant Professor, Midwestern State University

Caitlin Cieslik-Miskimen, Ph.D. 2019    |    Assistant Professor, University of Idaho

David Coppini, Ph.D. 2017    |    Assistant Professor, University of Denver

Catasha Davis, Ph.D. 2017    |    Researcher, FrameWorks Institute

Anthony Dudo, Ph.D. 2011    |    Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin

Megan Duncan, Ph.D. 2018   |  Assistant Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Stephanie Edgerly, Ph.D. 2012    |    Associate Professor, Northwestern University

Brian Ekdale, Ph.D. 2011    |    Associate Professor, University of Iowa

Timothy K. F. Fung, Ph.D. 2010    |    Associate Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University

Philip Glende, Ph.D. 2010    |    Student Media Executive Director, Indiana State University, Terre Haute

Melissa Gotlieb, Ph.D. 2012    |    Associate Professor, Texas Tech University

Yangsun Hong, Ph.D. 2018   |   Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico – Albuquerque

Jinha Kim, Ph.D. 2019    |    Postdoc, University of Pennsylvania

Nakho Kim, Ph.D. 2015    |    Assistant Professor, Penn State Harrisburg

Sojung Claire Kim, Ph.D. 2011    |    Assistant Professor, George Mason University

Magda Konieczna, Ph.D. 2014    |    Assistant Professor, Temple University

Rachel Kornfield, Ph.D. 2018    |    Postdoc, Northwestern University 

Min Woo Kwon, Ph.D. 2014    |    Manager Big Data Group, Samsung Electronics Co., LTD

Julie Beth Lane, Ph.D. 2010    |    Assistant Professor, Boise State University

Namjin Lee, Ph.D. 2010    |    Associate Professor, College of Charleston

Jiawei Liu, Ph.D. 2019    |    Postdoc, Cornell University

Timothy Macafee, Ph.D. 2014    |    Assistant Professor, Concordia University

Bryan McLaughlin, Ph.D. 2014    |    Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University

Mark Mederson, Ph.D. 2019    |    Assistant Professor, Loras College 

Michael Mirer, Ph.D. 2016    |    Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

TaeJoon Moon, Ph.D. 2017    |    Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Texas at San Antonio

Kang Namkoong, Ph.D. 2011    |    Assistant Professor, University of Maryland

Mallory Perryman, Ph.D. 2017    |    Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Linda Pfeiffer, Ph.D. 2015    |    Assistant Professor, Purdue University

Robert Rabe, Ph.D. 2013    |    Graduate Coordinator, Marshall University

Erica Salkin, Ph.D. 2012    |    Associate Professor, Whitworth University

Nicholas Brigham Schmuhl, Ph.D. 2014    |    Communications Manager, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, UW-Madison

Manisha Shelat, Ph.D. 2014    |    Associate Professor, Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA)

Denise St. Clair, Ph.D. 2015    |    Senior Study Director at Westat

Jordan Stalker, Ph.D. 2017    |    Adjunct Faculty, DePaul University

Kihun Sung, Ph.D. 2011    |    Assistant Professor, Catholic University of Korea

Christopher Terry, Ph.D. 2012    |    Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

John C. Thomson Jr., Ph.D. 2013    |    Learning Platform Administrator, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Kjerstin Sonja Thorson, Ph.D. 2010    |    Associate Professor, Michigan State University

Jiun-Yi Tsai, Ph.D. 2014    |    Assistant Professor, Northern Arizona University

Melissa Tully, Ph.D. 2011    |    Associate Professor, University of Iowa

Davita Veselenak, Ph.D. 2014    |    Program & Policy Analyst, Wisconsin Department of Administration

Emily Vraga, Ph.D. 2011    |    Associate Professor, George Mason University

Bryan Ming Wang, Ph.D. 2012    |    Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

JungHwan Yang, Ph.D. 2018    |    Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Woo Hyun Yoo, Ph.D. 2014    |    Assistant Professor, Incheon National University

Keith Zukas, Ph.D. 2013    |    Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater