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WVU Economics Ph.D. Candidates on the Job Market

Imran Arif |  Fields: Macroeconomics, Development Economics and International Economics
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Edmond Beris ha | Fields: Monetary Economics and Financial Economics
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Sriparna Ghos h | Fields: Public Economics, Health Economics and Economics of Entrepreneurship
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John Meszaros | Fields: Macroeconomics / Monetary Policy, Financial Economics and Applied Time-Series Econometrics
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Shree Baba Pokharel  | Fields: Public Economics and Applied Microeconomics
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Juan Tomás Sayago-Gómez  | Fields: Urban/Regional Economics, Spatial Economics and Migration
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Sandeep Sharma  | Fields: International and Development Economics, Financial Economics and Labor Economics
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Sumi Sharma  | Fields: International Trade and Development and Public Economics
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Danko Tarabar  | Fields: Development Economics, International Economics and New Institutional Economics
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Chris Yencha  | Fields: Urban and Regional Economics, Public Economics and Real Estate Economics
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Fan Zhang  | Fields: Applied Econometrics, Financial Economics and International Economics and Development
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Initial Job Placements of WVU Ph.D. Recipients in Economics

Year indicates year during which Ph.D. dissertation was successfully defended. Short-term visiting or adjunct positions are ignored in determining initial placements once a permanent position is obtained.

2016

Jamie Bologna, Texas Tech (Lubbock, TX) – Assistant Professor
Zachary McGurk, PricewaterhouseCoopers (Philadelphia, PA) – Economist
Minh Tam Schlosky, University of the South (Sewanee, TN) – Visiting Assistant Professor
Maria Sorokina Tackett, Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA) – Assistant Professor

2015

Eric Bowen, WVU Bureau of Business & Economic Research (Morgantown, WV) - Research Assistant Professor
Durga Gautam, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg, PA) - Visiting Assistant 
Kaitlyn Harger, Florida Gulf Coast University (Miami, FL) - Assistant Professor
Patrick Manzi, National Automobile Dealers Association (Mclean, VA) – Senior Economist
Lily Sun, Gustavus, Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN) - Visiting Assistant Professor

2014

David Harris, University of Great Falls (Great Falls, MT) – Assistant Professor
Serkan Karadas, University of the South (Sewanee, TN) - Assistant Professor
J. Zachary Klingensmith, Penn State Erie (Erie, PA) - Instructor
Amanda Kaler Mandzik, Pennsylvania State University (State College, PA) - Lecturer
William McAndrew, Gannon University (Erie, PA) - Assistant Professor
Kathleen Sheehan, Creighton University (Omaha, NE) – Assistant Professor
Zheng Tian, Capital University of Economics and Management (Beijing, China) - Assistant Professor

2013

Hernan Botero, Universidad de Antioquia, (Medellín, Colombia) - Associate Professor
Medhawin Kitikun, MBro Global Company, (Bangkok, Thailand) – Managing Director
Scott Murdoch, Ford Motor Corporation (Dearborn, MI) - Economic Analyst
Maryam Naghsh, IZA Bonn (Bonn, Germany) - Research Associate
Jorida Papakroni, Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA) - Assistant Professor
Hossein Radmard, American University of Beirut (Beirut, Lebanon) - Assistant Professor
Anne Walker, University of Colorado at Denver (Denver, CO) - Visiting Assistant Professor
Travis Wiseman, Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS) - Instructor of Economics

2012

Elena Bondarenko, Cassidy Turley Commercial Real Estate Services (Washington DC) - Economist
John Dove, Mercer University (Macon, GA) - Assistant Professor 
Amy Godfrey, Fairmont State University (Fairmont, WV) - Assistant Professor 
Adam Hoffer, University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse (LaCrosse, WI) - Assistant Professor 
Christa Court Jensen, MRIGlobal (Kansas City, MO) - Industry Liaison 
Tuan Le, Washington & Jefferson College (Washington, PA) - Visiting Assistant Professor 
Julie Lohi, World Bank (Washington DC) - Consultant 
Shadrack Mwilaria, Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA) - Visiting Assistant Professor 
Eugene Bempong Nyantakyi, Whitworth University (Spokane, WA) - Assistant Professor 
Adam Pelillo, University of Tbilisi (Republic of Georgia) - Assistant Professor 
Sheida Teimouri, University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse (LaCrosse, WI) - Assistant Professor

2011

George Crowley, Troy University (Troy, AL) - Assistant Professor
Rudolf Klein, University of Dubuque (Dubuque, IA) – Assistant Professor
J. Sebastian Leguizamon, Tulane University (New Orleans, LA) - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
Martin Montero, American University of Beirut (Beirut, Lebanon) - Assistant Professor
Jared Pincin, The King's College (New York, NY) - Assistant Professor

2010

David Christafore, Konkuk University (Seoul, Korea) - Assistant Professor
Harumi Hattori,  West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV), Professor of Mathematics (Prior Position) 
Susane Leguizamon, Pennsylvania State University (State College, PA) - Lecturer
Rachel Mathers, Delaware State University (Dover, DE) - Assistant Professor
Sanjukta Roy, Internews and World Bank (Washington, DC) - Analyst
Arzu Sen, Zirve University (Gaziantep, Turkey) - Assistant Professor
Alina Serban, Lynchburg College (Lynchburg, VA) - Assistant Professor
Daniel Suh, Pohang University of Science and Technology (Pohang, Korea) - Assistant Professor

2009

Joab Corey, Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) - Lecturer
John Dogbey, Ohio University (Athens, OH) - Visiting Assistant Professor 
Nabamita Dutta, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (La Crosse, WI) - Assistant Professor 
Ellis Heath, Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA) - Assistant Professor 
Seth Kopchak, Franklin and Marshall College (Lancaster, PA) - Assistant Professor 
Kwasi Osei-Yeboah, Central Bank of Ghana (Accra, Ghana) - Economist 
Matt Ryan, Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA) - Assistant Professor 
Cesar Sobrino, Universidad del Turabo (Gurabo, Puerto Rico) - Representante del Profesorado

2008

Randy Childs, West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV) - Research Associate Professor 
Leslie Dunn, Washington and Jefferson College (Washington, PA) - Assistant Professor 
Robert Dunn, Washington and Jefferson College (Washington, PA) - Assistant Professor 
Christine Harrington, State University of New York at Oneonta (Oneonta, NY) - Assistant Professor 
Carrie Kerekes, Florida Gulf Coast University (Fort Myers, FL) - Assistant Professor
Sudeshna Pal, Georgia College and State University (Milledgeville, GA) - Assistant Professor 
Julia Popova, New York ISO (Albany, NY) - Economist 
Justin Ross, Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) - Assistant Professor 
Claudia Williamson, Appalachian State University (Boone, NC) - Assistant Professor

2007

Joshua Hall, Beloit College (Beloit, WI) - Assistant Professor 
Gregory Randolph, Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, NH) - Assistant Professor 
Chaiwuth Tangsomchai, Chiang Mai University (Chiang Mai, Thailand) - Lecturer 
Priscilla (Fang) Wang, Central Washington University (Ellensburg, WA) - Assistant Professor 
Javed Younas, American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) - Assistant Professor

2006

Nathan Ashby, University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso, TX) - Assistant Professor 
Frank Goetzke, University of Louisville (Louisville, KY) - Assistant Professor 
Jorge Guillen, BBVA Bank (Lima, Peru) - Assistant Manager Economic Research Department 
Lillian Kamal, Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) - Lecturer 
Saurav Roychoudhury, Capital University (Columbus, OH) - Assistant Professor 
Aziz Saglam, University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH) - Visiting Assistant Professor 
Pavel Yakovlev, Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA) - Assistant Professor

2005

Gi-Don An, The Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade (Seoul, Korea) - Associate Research Fellow 
Christiadi, University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA) - Regional Economic Analyst 
Tuncer Gocmen, Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, WV) - Assistant Professor 
Dayong Huang, Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN) - Assistant Professor 
Kerry King, Penn State University at Erie (Erie, PA) - Assistant Professor 
Serhiy Kotsan, Boston Pacific Company, Inc. (Washington, DC) - Project Director 
Hari Luitel,  St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN) - Assistant Professor 
Arsen Melkumian, Western Illinois University (Macon, IL) - Assistant Professor 
Todd Nesbit, Penn State University at Erie (Erie, PA) - Assistant Professor 
Suryadipta Roy, High Point University (High Point, NC) - Assistant Professor 
Ryo Takashima, Washington and Jefferson College (Washington, PA) - Assistant Professor 

2004

Yousam Choi, Office of the Prime Minister (Seoul, Republic of Korea) - Financial Supervisory Commission 
Jordan Huang, Utica College (Utica, NY) - Assistant Professor 
Ou Hu, Youngstown State University (Youngstown, OH) - Assistant Professor 
Kamol Khaemasunun, Mahidol University (Bangkok, Thailand) - Lecturer 
Jonathan Munemo, The World Bank (Washington, DC) - Trade Economist 
Brian Osoba, University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso, TX) - Assistant Professor 
Samia Islam, Boise State University (Boise, ID) - Assistant Professor 
Abhra Roy, Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA) - Assistant Professor 
Matthew McPherson, Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA) - Assistant Professor

2003

Tomi Ovaska, University of Regina (Regina, Canada) - Assistant Professor 
Ding Du, California State University at Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA) - Lecturer 
Elham Mafi, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Terre Haute, IN) - Assistant Professor 
Jian-Fa Li, Chaoyang University of Technology (Taichung, Taiwan) - Assistant Professor 
Duo Zhang, University of Missouri at Rolla (Rolla, MO) - Assistant Professor 
Steven Kreft, Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) - Lecturer 
Alla Melkumian, Western Illinois University (Macon, IL) - Assistant Professor

2002

Leticia Garcia, Elgin College (Illinois) - Assistant Professor 
Hong Wu, Ripon College (Wisconsin) - Assistant Professor 
Joe Palardy, Youngstown State University (Ohio) - Assistant Professor 
Reyadh Faras, University of Kuwait - Assistant Professor 
Baishali Majumdar, The World Bank - Consultant

2001

Vladimir Starkov, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Chicago) - Senior Associate 

2000

Victor Claar, Hope College (Michigan) - Assistant Professor 
Marty Dodson, University of Arkansas-Little Rock - Assistant Professor 
Jeff Gropp, DePauw University (Indiana) - Assistant Professor 
Gary Wagner, Duquesne University (Pennsylvania) - Assistant Professor

1999

Sudip Ghosh, Cleveland State University; then Keene University (New Jersey) - Assistant Professor 
Woocheon Jeong, WVU (post-doc); deceased 1999

1998

Tom Garrett, WVU (post-doc); then Kansas State University - Assistant Professor 
Chuanliu Ni, U.S. Representative, City of Tianjin and Tianjin Economic Development Area 
Russell Rhine, University of North Dakota, Assistant Professor

1997

Jackie Khorassani, Marietta College (Ohio) - Assistant Professor 
Dave Sorenson, Augustana College (South Dakota) - Assistant Professor 
Attila Varga, Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna - Research Scholar

1996

Yongjie Hu, Center for Chinese Business at WVU - Research Assistant Professor 
Jimmy Ran, Lingnan University, Hong Kong - Assistant Professor

1995

Hiroaki Fujimoto, Fukuoka University (Japan) - Assistant Professor 
Mostafa Aleseyed, Salem-Teikyo University (West Virginia) - Assistant Professor

1994

Nancy Norton, University of Nebraska Extension 
Laszlo Szerb, Janus Pannonius University in Pecs, Hungary - Associate Professor

1993

Lawrence (Bill) Boyd, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Center for Labor Education and Research 
Terry Rephann, Allegany College (Maryland), Office of Institutional Research 
Anthony Stair, Frostburg State (Maryland) Sudha Subrahmanyam: State of Virginia Office of Revenue 
Buhong Zheng, Post-doc at University of Alabama; then University of Colorado at Denver 
Armond Rossi, Frostburg State (Maryland) 
Sarah Etherton, WVU Extension Service, Institute for Labor Studies 
Xiangqun (Clayton) Chen, I-Net, Inc. (an accounting firm in Washington, DC); then Coleman Research Corp. (a defense company)

1992

Yajun Huang, Fudan University in Shanghai, China 
Greg Sefchik, Waynesburg College (Pennsylvania)

1991

Ning Gong, Washington University (St. Louis) - Post-doc 
Ken Jones, U.S. General Accounting Office

1990

Omar Marashdeh, International Islamic University, Malaysia 
John Georgellis, Staffordshire Polytechnic Institute, United Kingdom 
Diamondo Afxentiou, New York Institute of Technology 
Suriya Phongam, returned to Thailand

1989

Songchae Yoon, Korea University 
Ali Dasmalchi, West Liberty State College (West Virginia) 
Gregory Gelles, University of Missouri at Rolla 
Bunluasak Pussarungsri, National Institute of Development Administration (Thailand) 
Timothy Schibik, University of Southern Indiana 
Olugbenga Adewunmi Onafowora, Susquehanna University

1988

Abd Malik Bin Ismail, Kebargsaan University (Malaysia) 
Masoud Moallem, A small firm in Washington, DC 
Amal Madkour, Al-Azhar University (Cairo, Egypt)
Mubarak Ali Al-Buraik, A Saudi government agency 
Jong Hyun Kim, A private company in Korea 
William Levernier, Georgia Southern College

1987

Thomas Beam, A private research institute under contract to Northwestern University 
Nasser Mehrzad, Frostburg State University, Maryland 
Stephen Naemeka Dike, City Administration of Alexandria, VA 
Rezai Karim Khondker, Somerset College, Kentucky 
Peggy Sin-Wei Pan Yi, WVU Institutional Analysis and Planning

1986

John Hisnanick, WVU Division of Applied Research 
Margaret Dalton, Frostburg State University, Maryland 
Gary Maggs, St. John Fisher College - Rochester, NY 
Mathias Materu, St. Augustine College, South Carolina 
Redzuan Bin Othman, University of Malaysia 
Rafael Romero, Grinnell College, Iowa 
Masood (Sam) Soltanmohammadi-Sarab, State of WV Insurance Commissioner's Office

1985

Adesoji Obafemi Adelaja, Rutgers-New Brunswick, Ag. Ec. Dept. 
Ahmad Afrasiabi, Allegheny College, Pennsylvania
Randy Holliday, American Electric Power 
Rahmat Mozayan, Monmouth College, Illinois 
Churai Tapvong, Government job in Thailand 
Nasir Assar, Glenville State, West Virginia
Paul Richard LeFrancois, Limestone College, South Carolina
Larry Sweeney, Shepherd College, West Virginia
Mozayan Rahmat