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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.

2020

Perry Ferrell, UW-LaCrosse (LaCrosse, WI) - Postdoctoral Researcher

Candon Johnson, Food and Drug Administration (Silver Spring, MD) - Staff Fellow

Shishir Shakya, Shippensburg University (Shippensburg, PA) - Assistant Professor

Yang Zhou, University of North Texas (Denton, TX) - Assistant Professor

Zachary Rodriguez, Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY) - Postdoctoral Researcher

Daniel Bonneau, George Mason Law School (Arlington, VA) - Levy Fellow

Justin Parker, US Energy Information Administration (Washington, DC) - Industry Economist

2019

Yulia Chikish, SUNY-Purchase (Purchase, NY) - Assistant Professor

Qinling Lu, University of La Verne (La Verne, CA) - Adjunct Professor

Josh Matti, Georgia Gwinnett College (Lawrenceville, GA) - Assistant Professor

Amir Neto, Florida Gulf Coast University (Fort Myers, FL) - Assistant Professor

Taining Wang, Capital University of Economics and Business (Beijing, China) -Assistant Professor

2018

Golnaz Baradaran Motie, Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY) - Assistant Professor

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

Hyunwoong Pyun, Sungkyunkwan University (Seoul, Korea) - Assistant Professor

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

2017

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

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

Sriparna Ghosh, University of Cincinnati at Blue Ash (Blue Ash, OH) - Assistant Professor

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

Shree Baba Pokharel, Joint Committee on Government and Finance (Charleston, WV) - Economist

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

2016

Jamie Bologna, Texas Tech (Lubbock, TX) – Assistant Professor 

Zachary McGurk, Canisus College (Buffalo, NY) - Assistant Professor 

Minh Tam Schlosky, Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate, TN) - 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, University of Washington Tacoma (Tacoma, WA) - Lecturer

Kaitlyn Harger, Florida Gulf Coast University (Miami, FL) - Assistant Professor 

Patrick Manzi, National Automobile Dealers Association (Mclean, VA) – Senior Economist 

Lily Sun, Shanghai Business School (Shanghai, China) - 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) - Teaching Assistant 

Amanda Kaler Mandzik, Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, WV) - Assistant Professor

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 (Medellin, Colombia) - Associate Professor

Medhawin Kitikun, Senate of Thailand (Bangkok, Thailand) - Staff

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, Boise State University (Boise, ID) - Lecturer

Travis Wiseman, Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS) - Director of International Business, Assistant Clinical Professor

2012

Elena Bondarenko, World Bank (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, University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) - Assistant Scientist

Tuan Le, West Virginia Wesleyan (Buckhannon, WV) - Assistant Professor

Julie Lohi, International Finance Corporation (Washington, DC) - Regional Economist

Shadrack Mwilaria, Kenyatta University (Nairobi, Kenya) - Lecturer

Eugene Bempong Nyantakyi, Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK) - Assistant Professor of Global Trade

Adam Pelillo, LaSalle University (Philadelphia, PA) - Assistant Professor

Sheida Teimouri, University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse (LaCrosse, WI) - Assistant Professor

2011

George Crowley, Troy University (Troy, AL) - Assistant Professor

J. Sebastian Lequizamon, Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY) - Assistant Professor

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, Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY) - Assistant Professor

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 & 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 & Jefferson College (Washington, PA) - Assistant Professor

Robert Dunn, Washington & 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) - Assistant Professor

Fan 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, ESAN University (Lima, Peru) - Assistant Professor

Lillian Kamal, University of Hartford (Hartford, CT) - Assistant Professor

Saurav Roychoudhury, Capital University (Columbus, OH) - Assistant Professor

Aziz Saglam, University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH) - Senior Lecturer

Pavel Yakovlev, Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA) - Assistant Professor

2005

Gi-Don An, Chungnam National University (Daejeon, Korea) - Assistant Professor

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 & Jefferson College (Washington, PA) - Assistant Professor

2004

Yousam Choi, Office of the Prime Minister (Seoul, Republic of Korea) - Financial Supervisory Commission

Zhaodan 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, Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, CA) - Assistant Professor

Elham Mafi, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Terre Haute, IN) - Assistant Professor

Jian-Fa Li, Chaoyang Univesity 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 (Elgin, IL) - Assistant Professor

Hong Wu, Ripon College (Ripon, WI) - Assistant Professor

Joe Palardy, Youngstown State University (Youngstown, OH) - Assistant Professor

Reyadh Faras, University of Kuwait (Kuwait) - Assistant Professor

Baishali Majumdar, The World Bank (Washington, DC) - Consultant

2001

Vladimir Starkov, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Chicago, IL) - Senior Associate

2000

Victor Claar, Hope College (Holland, MI) - Assistant Professor

Marty Dodson, University of Arkansas-Little Rock (Little Rock, AR) - Assistant Professor

Jeff Gropp, DePauw University (Greencastle, IN) - Assistant Professor

Gary Wagner, Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA) - Assistant Professor