Doctoral Alumni and Placements

The Department of Sociology Graduate Program has an enviable record of graduate job placements.

2010-Present

2017

  • Angela Carter, postdoctoral scholar, Academy of Fellows, Rice University
  • Elizabeth Sweet, assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, San Jose State 
  • Jabou McCoy, assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, County College of Morris
  • Phyllis Jeffrey, lecturer, Sociology, University of California, Davis
  • Emerald Nguyen, Fellow, The National Institute of Aging

2016

  • Emerald Nguyen, congressional fellow, American Sociological Association
  • Ethan Evans, QSCERT postdoctoral fellow, Center for Heathcare Policy and Research, UC Davis Health System
  • Jo Hale, research scientist, Max Planck Institute

2015

  • Parul Baxi, lecturer, Sociology, University of California, Davis
  • Ali R. Chaudhary, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick; postdoctoral fellow, International Migration Institute, University of Oxford
  • Cassie Hartzog, postdoctoral fellow, Center for Regional Change, University of California, Davis
  • Jennifer Haylett, lecturer, University of Iowa
  • John Kincaid, assistant professor, Sociology, CSU Stanislaus
  • Le Phan, assistant coordinator, Special Transitional Enrichment Program, University of California, Davis

2014

  • Cara Chiaraluce, lecturer, Sociology, Santa Clara University
  • Nathaniel Freiburger, visiting assistant professor, Sociology, University of Kansas
  • Jabou McCoy, lecturer, Sociology, University of California, Davis, and California State University, Sacramento
  • Mindy Romero, director, UC Davis California Civic Engagement Project, University of California, Davis
  • Miguel Ruiz, lecturer, Sociology, University of California, Davis, and California State University, Sacramento
  • Elizabeth Sweet, lecturer, Sociology, University of California, Davis

2013

  • Sarah Augusto, assistant professor, Sociology, Curry College, Massachusetts
  • Roxana Bahar, associate outcomes researcher, Oxford Outcomes, San Francisco
  • Jaime Becker, lecturer, Sociology, University of California, Davis and postdoctoral research, UC Davis Medical School
  • Timothy Gutierrez, assistant professor, Riverside Community College
  • Daniel Herda, assistant professor, Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts
  • Jane Le Skaife, assistant professor, University of Tampa
  • Raoul Lievanos, assistant professor, University of Oregon
  • David Orzechowicz, lecturer, Sociology, University of California, Davis, and California State University, Sacramento
  • Julie Setele, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, Webster University, St. Louis
  • Monica Williams, assistant professor, Criminal Justice Department, Weber State

2012

  • Jesse Hernandez, lecturer, Sociology, University of California, Davis
  • Robin Pleau, research scientist, California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health

2011

  • Teresa Casey, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice, Idaho State University
  • Lucas Kirkpatrick, assistant professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan
  • Sarah Ovink, assistant professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

2010

  • Jill Bakehorn, lecturer, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Matt Bakker, assistant professor, Marymount University
  • Dina Biscoti, policy organizer, BlueGreen Alliance
  • Brian Dick, research associate, Life Sciences Foundation, San Francisco
  • Sanghamitra Nigoyi, assistant professor, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill

2000-2009

2009

  • Greg Collins, policy and technical advisor, USAID East Africa (Nairobi, Kenya), Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Affairs
  • Kim Ebert, assistant professor, North Carolina State University
  • Jennifer Gregson, research scientist, California State Department of Public Health
  • Melanie Jones, assistant professor, DePaul University
  • Joan Meyers, postdoctoral associate, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University
  • Robert Moorehead, associate professor, College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Jesse Rude, research analyst, National Opinion Research Center
  • Eric Silva, assistant professor, Georgia Southern University

2008

  • Alison Alkon, assistant professor, University of the Pacific
  • Carolina Apesoa-Varano, assistant professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis
  • Ara Francis, assistant professor, Holy Cross University
  • Lori Freedman, researcher, Bixby Center for Reproductive Health, UC San Francisco
  • Demetra Kalogrides, data analyst, Institute for Research on Educational Policy and Practice, School of Education, Stanford University
  • Matthew R. Keller, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, Southern Methodist University

2007

  • Julie Collins-Dogrul, assistant professor, Whittier College
  • Jonathan Mermis-Cava, foreign service, U.S. Department of State
  • Marian Negoita, researcher, Ford Foundation Research Project

2006

  • Magdalena Vanya, research scientist, Prevention Research Center, UC Berkeley
  • Heather Flynn-Kohler, lecturer, Sonoma State University

2005

  • Thomas Burr, assistant professor, Illinois State University, Normal
  • Ursula Castellano, assistant professor, Ohio University, Athens
  • Jonathan Isler, assistant professor, University of Illinois, Springfield
  • Monica Martin, assistant professor, Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University
  • Rene Francisco Poitevin, assistant professor, Gallatin School, New York University
  • J. Zach Schiller, assistant professor, Kent State University, Stark

2004

  • Peter Bahr, assistant professor, CSHPE, School of Education, University of Michigan
  • Andreana Clay, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, San Francisco State University
  • Anna Muraco, assistant professor, Loyola Marymount University
  • Esther Neuwirth, program evaluation consultant, Kaiser Permanente's Care Management Institute
  • Preston Rudy, assistant professor, Sociology, San Jose State University
  • Eva Skuratowicz, adjunct professor, Sociology Department, Southern Oregon University
  • Clare Stacey, assistant professor, Sociology, Kent State University
  • Jeffrey Sweat, associate professor, Social Science Department, University of Wisconsin-Stout

2003

  • Karl Beitel, lead researcher, Service Employees International Union, Local 1021, San Francisco
  • John Dale, assistant professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, George Mason University
  • Michael Flota, assistant professor, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Daytona State College
  • Pamela Forman, assistant professor, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
  • Myrna Goodman, associate professor and chair, Department of Sociology, Sonoma State University
  • Heather Hanson, director of public affairs, MercyCorps, Washington, D.C.
  • Stuart Henderson, research associate, Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco
  • Marisol Clark-Ibanez, assistant professor, Sociology, California State University, San Marcos
  • Susan Miller, associate professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Palomar College
  • Lalia Kiburi, lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of California, Davis
  • Eileen Otis, assistant professor, University of Oregon
  • Jennifer Reich, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, University of Denver

2002

  • Bindi Shah, lecturer, Sociology, University of Southampton

2001

  • Jeni Cross, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, Colorado State University
  • Jennifer Myhre, tenured instructor, chair, Sociology Department, De Anza College

2000

  • James Curiel, assistant professor, College of the Redwoods
  • Vidmar Horvat Ksenija, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

1990s

1999

  • Jennifer Dunn, associate professor, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Jennifer Bickham Mendez, associate professor, Department of Sociology, College of William and Mary
  • Anne Nurse, associate professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Wooster
  • Peter Phillips, professor, Sociology, Sonoma State University
  • Maureen Sullivan, lecturer, Department of Sociology, Wesleyan University
  • Mridula Udayagiri, associate professor, Department of Sociology, California State University, Sacramento
  • Nivedita Vaidya, lecturer, California State University Los Angeles

1998

  • Lori Kendall, associate professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Melinda Milligan, associate professor, Department of Sociology, Sonoma State University
  • Rosemary Powers, associate professor, Anthropology-Sociology Program, Eastern Oregon University

1997

  • Marshall Battani, associate professor and chair, Sociology, Grand Valley State University
  • Julie Bettie, associate professor, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Dan Brooke, lecturer, San Jose Sate University
  • Jonathan Isler, assistant professor, University of Illinois at Springfield
  • Ellen Scott, associate professor and director, Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies, University of Oregon
  • Jon Shefner, associate professor, University of Tennessee
  • Rosanna Wong, executive director, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, Hong Kong

1996

  • Victoria Johnson, associate professor, University of Missouri
  • Tammy Lewis, associate professor, Sociology and Anthropology Department, Muhlenberg College (Former Chair)
  • Shahla Mokhtarzada, professor, American River College

1995

  • Rebecca A. Allahyari, research associate, School for American Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Marie Butler-Schuster, professor, Department of Sociology, Oxnard Community College
  • Katrina Bell McDonald, associate professor, Sociology, Johns Hopkins University
  • Cindy Chu, associate professor, University of Hong Kong
  • Holin Lin, professor, University of Taiwan
  • Debora Paterniti, associate adjunct professor, internal medicine and sociology, UC Davis Health System
  • Tony Waters, professor, Sociology, California State University, Chico ( Former Chair)

1994

  • Peter Phillips, professor and former chair, Department of Sociology, Sonoma State University

1993

  • Diane Bjorklund, associate professor, Illinois State University, Normal

1992

  • Amanda Noble, researcher, California State Attorney General's Office, Public Health Institute, Oakland
  • Linda Arthur Boynton, professor and curator, University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Darlaine Gardetto, associate professor, St. Louis Community College
  • Cecilia Menjivar, Cowden Distinguished Professor, Sociology, School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University

1991

  • Karen Laidler, professor, University of Hong Kong
  • Martin Tolich, senior lecturer, Massey University, New Zealand

1980s

1983

  • John Lammers, professor, Communications, University of Illinois

1981

  • Norman Skonovd, research program specialist, Office of Research, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • John Sutton, professor, Department of Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara