Below is a list of our current PhD candidates. This site features a recent biography and CV for each candidate. We encourage you to consider contacting them regarding positions that may be a good fit for them. Each of our candidates has completed rigorous training in research methods, including both quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and has taken coursework on best practices in teaching. Nearly all have extensive mentored research experience with individual faculty members, and most have teaching experience. Graduates of our program are very productive, with multiple publications and presentations being the norm. Our graduates have accepted prestigious academic, research, and policy positions.
If you would like to discuss any of these candidates or the preparation our program provides, please do not hesitate to contact the PhD program director Bethany Lee. She can be reached at
Thank you for your interest in our candidates!

View the 2022-2023 PhD Candidate Viewbook

Jon Gilgoff

Jon Gilgoff Headshot

Shawna Murray-Browne

Shawna Murray-Browne Headshot

Eunsong Park

Eunsong Park

Danielle R. Phillips

Phillips, Danielle

Kim Williams

Kim Leffer headshot


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