Alumni

Alumni of the Center for the Study of Political Psychology and the affiliated PhD minor in political psychology currently occupy a variety of positions in academia, government, and the private sector. Our students have gone on to leadership roles in political-psychology research in a wide range of contexts. Below is a list of our alumni, broken down by decade.

2016 - present

  • Elliot Weiner, 2020
  • Evan Stewart, 2019, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Pierce Ekstrom, 2018, Department of Political Science, University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • Allison Williams, 2018, Research Associate at Happify
  • Matt Motta, 2018, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania (based at Yale University)
  • Brianna Smith, 2018, Assistant Professor, United States Naval Academy
  • Jake Appleby, 2018, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Hamline University
  • Christina Farhart, 2017, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Carleton College
  • Joseph A. Vitriol, Postdoctoral Scholar, Lehigh University
  • Timothy Callaghan, 2016, Assistant Professor of Health Policy, Texas A&M
  • Matthew Lutting, 2016, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago
  • Elizabeth Householder, 2016, Marketing Director, Blue Cross

Andrea L Miller, 2015, Doctoral Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Philip G Chen, 2015, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Macalester College
Michal Reifen Tagar, 2014, Assistant Professor of Psychology, IDC Herzliya, Israel
Christopher Miller, 2013, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, Syracuse University
Matt Cravens, 2013, Visiting Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College
Steven Ludeke, 2013, Associate Professor in Psychology, University of Southern Denmark
Geoff Sheagley, 2013,  Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Caitlin (Dwyer) Jewitt, 2012, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Erik J. Girvan, 2012, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Oregon School of Law
Nathan Gilkerson, 2012, Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication, Diederich College of Communication, Marquette University
Corrie V. Hunt, 2011, Senior Analyst, Peter D. Hart Research Associates, Washington, DC
Emily L. Fisher, 2011, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Grace Deason, 2011, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin at La Crosse
Kevin Wang, 2011, Associate Professor of Strategic Communication, Butler University
Brad M. Lippmann, 2011, Senior Account Executive for Data & Analytics, Catalist, Washington, DC
Chris Galdieri, 2011, Associate Professor, Saint Anselm College
Damla Ergun, 2010, Research Analyst, Langer Research Associates, New York
Aaron Rapport, 2010, Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge
Neil Bendle, 2010, Associate Professor, Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario

Henriet Hendriks, 2009, Fiscal Analyst, Minnesota State Legislature
Jon Peterson, 2009, Associate Professor of Politics and Government, North Park University
Dana Adams Griffin, 2009, User Experience Researcher, Microsoft Corporation
Justin Holmes, 2009, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Northern Iowa
Kjersten Nelson, 2009, Associate Professor of Political Science, North Dakota State University
Eve Ringsmuth, 2009, Associate Professor of Political Science, Okalahoma State University
Bas van Doorn, 2008, Associate Professor of Political Science, College of Wooster
Christopher Chapp, 2008, Associate Professor of Political Science, St. Olaf College
Colleen (Miller) Adler, 2008, Senior Research Advisor at AARP
Alina Oxendine, 2007, Associate Professor of Political Science, Hamline University
Angie Bos, 2007, Associate Professor of Political Science, College of Wooster
Monica Schneider, 2007, Associate Professor of Political Science, Miami University of Ohio
Justin Wedeking, 2007, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Kentucky
Michael Parkin, 2006, Associate Professor of Politics, Oberlin College
Melinda Jackson, 2005, Associate Professor of Political Science, San Jose State University
Marc J. Wagoner, 2005, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
Ian Williamson, 2004, Professor of Psychology, New Mexico Highlands University
Daniel Stevens, 2002, Associate professor and Director of Education in Politics, University of Exeter
Patrick Meirick, 2002, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Oklahoma
John Transue, 2001, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois, Springfield
Amy Gangl, 2001, Senior Lecturer, University of Wisconsin
Thomas Rudolph, 2001, Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois
David Peterson, 2000, Professor of Political Science, Iowa State University
Eric Riedel, 2000, Chief Academic Officer, Walden University
Christina Fiebich, 2000, Marketing Communications Director, 2020 Brand Solutions
Jennifer Lambe, 2000, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Delaware

Amy Jasperson, 1999, Associate Professor of Political Science, Rhodes College
Elizabeth Smith, 1999, Professor of Political Science, Furman College
Beth A. Haney, 1999, Independent consultant, St. Paul, MN
Dvahn Shah, 1999, Maier-Bascom Professor and Director of the Mass Communication Research Center, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Catherine Luther, 1999, Associate Dean and Professor, College of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Hungsoo Khang, 1998, Research Inc., Seoul, Korea
Paula O’Loughlin, 1998, Associate Provost and Dean of Arts and Humanities, Gustavus Adolphus College
Diana J. Burgess, 1998, Core Investigator, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes, Minneapolis VA Medical Center; Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Karen Bird, 1997, Associate Professor of Political Science, McMaster University
Virginia Chanley, 1997, Senior Analyst, Government Accountability Office
Mark Watts, 1997, Manager of Quality, Bechtel Systems & Infrastructure
Kristina Thalhammer, 1995, Professor of Political Science, St. Olaf College
Howard Lavine, 1994, Arleen C. Carlson Professor of Political Science and Psychology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Sandra Healey Wood, 1994, Full Time Parent
Davida Alperin, 1993, Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Diane Duffy, 1993, Independent Scholar
Sung-don Hwang, 1991, Hankuk University, Seoul, Korea
Amy Fried, 1991, Professor of Political Science, University of Maine
Wendy Rahn, 1990, Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota

Beth Theiss-Morse, 1989, Professor of Political Science, University of Nebraska
Jason R. Young, 1988, Associate Professor of Psychology, Hunter College, New York City
Thomas Trump, 1987
Jon Hurwitz, 1984, Professor of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
Mark Peffley, 1984, Professor of Political Science, University of Kentucky
Michael Delli Carpini, 1980, Walter H. Annenberg Dean, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Pamela Conover, 1979,  Burton Craige Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina
Michal Shamir, 1979, Alvin Z. Rubinstein Chair for Political Science, Tel-Aviv University
Stanley Feldman, 1978, Professor of Political Science, Stony Brook University
Choong-Nam Kim, 1978, East-West Center, Honolulu