Our recent placements include assistant professorships and post-docs at research universities as well as assistant professorships at liberal arts colleges. Although our focus is on placement in academic institutions, students also accept outstanding positions in government, non-profit, and for-profit institutions.

Our alumni are tenured faculty at institutions including University of Texas at Austin; University of California, Irvine; University of California, San Francisco; University of Maryland; Michigan State; Purdue University; and McMaster University in Ontario.

Recent PhDs

Mary Ippolito College and Career Specialist, Thousand Oaks High School
Jihye Lee Research Data Specialist, California Department of Justice Research Center
Blanca Ramirez Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA
Karina Santellano Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
Elisa Shimada Dornsife Fellow in General Education, USC


LaToya Council Assistant Professor, Lehigh University
Eunjeong Paek Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii Manoa
Post-Doc, European University Institute, Italy
Lizette Gabriela Solorzano Perez Assistant Professor, Vanguard University


Carolyn Choi Assistant Professor, Princeton
Post-Doc, Dartmouth
Robert Chlala Assistant Professor, Cal State Long Beach
Post-Doc, UCLA Institute for Research on Labor & Employment (IRLE)
Minwoo Jung Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago
Rachelle Cendejas-Wang Data Scientist, Harvard
Matt Ripley User Experience Researcher, Rainmaker Solutions


Ben Weiss Assistant Professor, Occidental College
May Lin Assistant Professor, Cal State Long Beach
Post-Doc, Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE), University of Denver
  • 2019 GRADUATES
    Jennifer Candipan Assistant Professor, Brown University
    Post-Doc, Harvard University
    Megan Carroll Assistant Professor, CSU San Bernardino
    Kushan Dasgupta Assistant Professor, University of Louisville
    Post-Doc, UCLA
    April Hovav Equal Opportunity Specialist, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Post-Doc, UC San Diego Institute for Practical Ethics
    Alfredo Huante Post-Doc, UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Chicana/o & Central American Studies, UCLA
    Post-Doc, Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE), University of Denver
    Chelsea Johnson User Experience Researcher, LinkedIn
    Krittiya Kantachote Assistant Professor, Srinakharinwirot University
    Alli Coritz Survey Statistician, US Census Bureau


    2018 GRADUATES
    Nathaniel Burke Equity and Inclusion Coordinator, Dean of Students Office, UCSB
    Stephanie Canizales Assistant Professor, UC Merced
    Assistant Professor, Texas A&M
    Michela Musto Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Post-Doc, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University
    Kit Myers Assistant Professor, Roanoke College
    Demetrios Psihopaidas Supervisory Health Scientist, Implementation Science Director – HIV/AIDS Bureau, US Dept of Health and Human Resources
    Lecturer, USC Keck School of Medicine


    2017 GRADUATES
    Yu-Kang Fan Post-Doc Scholar/Teaching Fellow, University of Southern California
    Ho’esta Mo’e’hahne Assistant Professor of English, UCLA
    Scholar in Residence, Indigenous Nations Studies Program, Portland State University


    2016 GRADUATES
    Sandra Florian Scientific Coordinator, French National Institute of Health and Medical Investigation
    Post-Doc, University of Pennsylvania
    Jeff Sacha Assistant Professor, American River College
    Post-Doc, UC Davis


    2015 GRADUATES
    Hyeyoung Kwon Assistant Professor, Indiana University Bloomington
    Post-Doc, Indiana University Bloomington
    Jazmin Muro Assistant Professor, Regis College
    Edson Rodriguez Cruz Assistant Professor, Chapman University
    Preceptor, University of Southern California
    Max Greenberg Instructor, Boston University
    Bradly Nabors Assistant Professor of Teaching, Drexel University
    Instructor, Drexel University


    2014 GRADUATE
    Tal Peretz Associate Professor, Auburn University
    Assistant Professor, Auburn University


    2013 GRADUATES
    Thien-Huong Ning Professor, Cosumnes River College
    Fellow, Williams College
    Jess Butler Assistant Director of Admissions, Stanford School of Medicine
    Lecturer, Western State Colorado University
    Kara Lemma Program Officer, Hilton Foundation


    2012 GRADUATES
    Emir Estrada Associate Professor, Arizona State University
    Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
    Melissa Fujiwara Lecturer, El Camino College
    Radheeka Jayasundera Researcher, Facebook
    James McKeever
    Assistant Professor of Sociology, Pierce College


    2011 GRADUATES
    Kristen Barber
    Assistant Professor, Sociology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
    Glenda Flores
    Assistant Professor, UC Irvine
    C. Brady Potts
    Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Sociology, University of Southern California
    Hernan Ramirez
    Assistant Professor, Sociology, Florida State University
    Evren Savci
    Assistant Professor, Women and Gender Studies, San Francisco State University


    2010 GRADUATES
    Cenk Ozbay
    Assistant Professor, School of Applied Disciplines, Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey
    Nicole Willms Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology, Gonzaga University
    Ed Flores
    Assistant Professor, Sociology, Loyola University, Chicago
    Nur Banu Kavakli Birdal Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Sociology Policy Forum, Bogazici University, Istanbul
    Carla Vaughn
    Rodney Powell
  • 2009 GRADUATES
    Ana Rosenbluth Professor and Research Coordinator, School of Psychology; Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago
    Robert Hollenbaugh Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Irvine Valley College
    Marc de Jong Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology
    James Thing
    Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Southern California


    2008 GRADUATES
    Frank Carillo
    Steve Zafirau
    Ernestine Avila Lecturer, Department of Sociology, CSU San Bernardino
    Casey Copen
    Associate Service Fellow, National Survey of Family Growth, National Center for Health Statistics


    2007 GRADUATES
    Zoe Corwin
    Post Doctoral Research Associate, Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis, USC Rossier School of Education
    Belinda Lum
    Assistant Professor of Sociology, Sacramento City College
    Patricia Literte
    Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, CSU Fullerton
    Thomas Lo
    Bruce Hoskins Instructor, Department of Sociology, Mira Costa College
    Emiko Takagi Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Townson University, Maryland


    2006 GRADUATES
    Cheryl Cooky Associate Professor, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, Purdue University
    Melanie Heath
    Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, McMaster University
    Kris Marsh
    Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland
    Jeffrey Montez de Oca
    Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
    Stephanie Nawyn
    Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Michigan State University
    Eileen Walsh
    Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, CSU Fullerton
    Akiko Yasuike
    Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, California Lutheran University
    Jose Prado Assistant Professor of Sociology, CSU Dominguez Hills
    Pamela McMullin-Messier
    Assistant Professor of Sociology, Central Washington University
    Michelle Stewart-Thomas Department of Sociology, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut CA


    2005 GRADUATES
    Wendy DeBoer
    Director of International Academic Programs, University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS), UC Riverside
    Tim Fisher
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Wilfred Laurier University
    Carmela Lomonaco
    Senior Research Associate & Special Assistant to the President, Sociometrics Corporation
    Ynez Wilson Hirst
    Adjunct Professor, Ethnic Studies, Liberal and Civic Studies, and Sociology, St. Mary’s College


    2004 GRADUATES
    Sharon Kim
    Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, CSU Fullerton
    Julie Park
    Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland
    Jerome Straughan
    Mary Ella Viehe Marriage and Family Therapist, Private Practice, Beverly Hills CA
    Natali Del Conte
    **Masters in Sociology
    Correspondent for The CBS Early Show & WCBS, and a host on CNET TV


    2003 GRADUATES
    Michele Dunbar
    Senior Research Analyst, Office of the Provost, University of Southern California
    Boga Fidzani National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA), Botswana
    Kimberly Huisman
    Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Maine
    Gerardo Marti
    Associate Professor of Sociology, Davidson College


    2002 GRADUATES
    Alexander Bucur
    Senior Vice-President, Modeling and Advanced Analytics, Direct Response and Analytical Marketing (DRAM), Bank of America
    Norella Putney
     Project Director, Transmission of Religion Across Generations (TRAG), Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California
    Adilifu Nama
    Assistant Professor of Pan-African Studies, CSU Northridge


    2001 GRADUATES
    Julie Albright
    Research Scientist, Information Sciences Institute, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California
    Cynthia Cranford
    Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto at Mississauga
    Susan Harris
    Associate Director, Research & Academic Affairs, Joint Educational Project, University of Southern California
    Matt Jendian
    Professor and Chair of Sociology, Director of Humanics, CSU Fresno
    Anne Marenco
    Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, College of the Canyons
    Maria Schmeeckle
    Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Illinois State University
    Gregory Stanczak Visiting Assistant Professor, Williams College
    Connie Tash Supervisor, Foster Care Services


    2000 GRADUATES
    Jane Bock
    Director, Foster Care Child Services
    Susan Carlin Finch Family Court Services Specialist, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
    Shari Dworkin Dean for the School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Washington, Bothell
    Associate Professor, UCSF School of Nursing
    Assistant Professor of Behavioral Medicine, Columbia University School of Medicine
    Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez
    Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Texas, Austin
    Brent Taylor
    Associate Professor, Counseling and School Psychology, San Diego State University
    Connie Anderson
    Facilitator, Interactive Autism Network Online Community, Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • 1999 GRADUATES
    Sohaila Shakib
    Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, CSU Dominguez Hills
    Faye Wachs
    Professor, Department of Sociology, Cal Poly Pomona


    1998 GRADUATES
    Line Nyhagen Predelli
    Research Fellow, Center for Research in Social Policy, Loughborough University, UK
    Paul Sargent
    Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, San Diego State University
    Karen Sternheimer
    Associate Professor (Teaching) of Sociology, University of Southern California


    1997 GRADUATES
    Elisabeth Burgess
    Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Georgia State University
    Donna Polisar


    1996 GRADUATES
    Edward J. Clarke
    Instructor, CSULA
    Lihua Liu
    Research Scientist, USC Keck School of Medicine
    Jody Miller
    Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers
    Terry Mills
    Assistant Dean, Graduate School and Associate Professor, University of Florida


    1995 GRADUATES
    N’Zinga Luyinduladio
    Professor of Demography, University of Kinshasa, Department of Population Sciences and Development, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Jackie Krasas
    Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology; Director of WGSS Co-Pl Lehigh ADVANCE; Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA


    1994 GRADUATE
    Sally Raskoff
    Associate Professor of Sociology and Department Chair, Los Angeles Valley College


    1992 GRADUATE
    Darlene Pina
    Associate Professor, CSU San Marcos


    1991 GRADUATE
    John J. Schneider
    Lecturer in Sociology (retired 2022)


    1990 GRADUATE
    Robert E. L. Roberts
    Professor and Chair, CSU San Marcos
  • 1989 GRADUATES
    Charlotte C. Dunham
    Associate Professor, Texas Tech University
    Richard B. Miller Associate Professor, Brigham Young University
    Michelle Naden
    Kurt Johns


    1988 GRADUATE
    Rebecca Gronvold Hatch
    Professor, Mount San Antonio College


    1987 GRADUATES
    Chyong-Fang Ko Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies
    Bill Staples
    Professor and Chair, University of Kansas


    1985 GRADUATE
    Linda Burton Professor & Director, Pennsylvania State University, Center for Human Development and Family Research


    1983 GRADUATE
    David Cohen Senior Lecturer, Lincoln University at Canterbury, New Zealand
    Edythe M. Krampe
    Lecturer in Sociology, California State University Fullerton


  • 1979 GRADUATE
    Beth Olsen Senior Advisor to HE Minister Jawad Salim Al-Aryed, Kingdom of Bahrain