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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.


Golnaz Baradaran Motie,  Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH), Instructor

Patrick Reilly, Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY), Visiting Assistant Professor

Hyunwoong Pyun, Ruhr University (Bochum, Germany), Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Jinjing Tian, Dongbei University (Dalian, China), Assistant Professor


Imran Arif, Appalachian State University (Boone, NC), Assistant Professor 

Edmond Berisha, Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ), Assistant Professor 

Sriparna Ghosh, St. Mary's College of Maryland (St. Mary's, MD), Visiting Assistant Professor 

John Meszaros, U.S. Postal Service (Washington, DC), Financial/Demand Economist 

Shree Baba Pokharel, Mississippi State University (Starkville, MS), Visiting Assistant Professor 

Juan Sayago, Universidad Icesi (Cali, Colombia), Assistant Professor 

Sandeep Sharma, Colorado College (Colorado Springs, CO), Visiting Assistant Professor 

Danko Tarabar, Winthrop University (Rock Hill, SC), Assistant Professor 

Christopher Yencha, Weber State University (Ogden, UT), Assistant Professor 

Fan Zhang, Ripon College (Ripon, WI), Assistant Professor


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


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 


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