Ph.D. Alumni

The Ph.D. program was established in 2005. In 2015 the program celebrated its 10th anniversary. Although it is a young program, we are delighted to have over 30 graduates. The majority of our graduates have found positions in academia teaching at various universities in the United States and abroad. Others are working for professional organizations, non-profits, the World Bank, and foreign governments. Below is a list of our graduates and their current place of employment.

Graduation Year Name & Position Employer
2017 Laura M. Keyes
Adjunct Professor
University of North Texas, Denton
2017 Jung Wook Kim
Research Fellow
Incheon Development Institute, South Korea
2017 Jung Wook Kim
Research Fellow
Incheon Development Institute, South Korea
2017 Brian D. Williams
Instructor, Department of Political Science
Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
2016 Julius Nukpezah
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy and Administration
Mississippi State University, MS
2016 Jessica Short
Research Fellow, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Rice University
2016 Aminata (Amina) Sillah
Assistant Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Department of Political Science
Towson University, Towson, MD
2016 Jesus Valero
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
2015 Saleh Alhumaid
Colonel
Army, Saudi Arabia
2015 Ashley E. English
Assistant Professor, Department of Strategic Commuinication
Texas Christian University
2015 Kyujin Jung
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration
Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
2015 Rejina Manandhar
Assistant Professor, Emergency Management
Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR
2015 Michael Overton
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science; Research Associate, Center of Public Management
University of Idaho; University of North Texas, Denton
2015 Hassan Taibah
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration; Consultant, Deputy Minister for Planning and Development
King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia; Ministry of Haj and Umra
2015 Wei Ning Wu
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration
National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
2014 Kraiwuth Jaikampan
Lecturer, Department of Public Administration
Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2014 Xiangyu (Dale) Li
Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor of Political Science
West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX
2014 Ekong Peters
Assistant Professor, Emergency Management Department
Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR
2014 Marina Saitgalina
Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Management, School of Public Service
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
2014 Carlos Samuel
Lecturer, Integrated Emergency Management
Rabdan Academy, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2013 Siwaporn Chaicharoen
Lecturer, Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Naresuan University; Phitsanulok, Thailand
2013 Eliot Jennings
Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO
2013 Somporn Khunwishit
Lecturer, Department of Public Administration
Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
2013 Brandi Lea
Analyst, Customer Satisfaction Section
FEMA National Processing Center, Denton, TX
2013 Laurie C. Long
Community Health
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Denton,TX
2013 Wei-liang Lung
Pending
Pending
2013 David W. Wachira
Public Sector Specialist, Public Sector and Governance, Africa Region
The World Bank, Washington, D.C.
2012 Jacqueline Harvey
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Political Science
Tarlton State University, Stephenville, TX
2012 Vaida Maleckaite
Senior Investment Operations/Senior Analyst
Arizona PSPRS Trust, Phoenix AZ
2011 Amy C. Holt
Education Director, Texas Municipal Certification Program
Texas Municipal Clerks Association, Denton, TX
2011 Filadelfo Leon
Professor, Department of Economics
University of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
2010 Heriberto Urby
Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Department of Social Sciences
TX A&M International-Laredo, Laredo, TX
2009 Hüseyin Akdoğan
Associate Professor, Chief of Police
Kaynasli Police Department, Turkey
2009 Siddik Ekici
Lecturer-Police Chief Superintendent
Afyonkarahisar Police Vocational College, Turkey
2009 Sebahattin Gültekin
Associate Professor, College of Security Sciences
Turkish National Police Academy, Ankara, Turkey
2009 Alican Kapti
Associate Professor, College of Security Sciences
Turkish National Police Academy, Ankara, Turkey
2009 Sinan Ulkemen
Police Captain, Police Trainer
Bitlis Police Academy, Turkey