Recent Student Placements

This list of our department’s recent placements of graduates below not only illustrates our department’s excellent track record in preparing students to be successful on the job market, but also the variety of positions our students choose to take. Our students are currently working as professors in both teaching and research-intensive academic institutions, as well as holding positions related to sociological policy and practice.

We've made every effort to be comprehensive, but we may have lost track of some students. Because our department’s community is so important to us, we would appreciate updates from our graduates. If you're an alumnus of the Notre Dame Ph.D. program in Sociology and are not listed here or the listing is outdated because you have taken a new position or been promoted, please e-mail Rebecca Overmyer, our graduate administrator, so that we can update our records. Graduates should also join our Notre Dame Sociology Graduate Program Network on LinkedIn.

Tenure Track Positions

Dustin Stoltz -Assistant Professor, Lehigh University, 2020
Marshall Taylor -Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University, 2019
Kelcie Vercel -Assistant Professor, Augustana University, 2019 
Michael Wood -Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University, 2019
Mary Kate Blake -Assistant Professor, Valparaiso University, 2018
Kevin Estep -Assistant Professor, Creighton University, 2018 
David Everson -Assistant Professor, University of Southern Maine, 2018
Deborah Kwak -Assistant Professor, Malone University, 2018
Karen Hooge Michalka -Assistant Professor, University of Mary, 2018
Megan Rogers -Assistant Professor, Duke Kunshan University, 2018
Cole Carnesecca -Assistant Professor, Zhejiang University, 2017
Bryant Crubaugh -Assistant Professor, Pepperdine University, 2017
Amy Jonason -Assistant Professor, Furman University, 2017
Peter Mundey -Assistant Professor, Savannah State University, 2015
Meredith Whitnah -Assistant Professor, Westmont College, 2015
Justin Farrell -Associate Professor, Yale University, 2014
Brandon Vaidyanathan -Associate Professor, Catholic University of America, 2014
Ana Velitchkova -Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi, 2014
Joseph Workman -Assistant Professor, University of Missouri, 2014
Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick -Associate Professor, University of San Diego, 2013
Jeffrey Seymour -Assistant Professor, Carthage College, 2013
Michael Strand -Assistant Professor, Brandeis University, 2013
Christopher Morrissey -Assistant Professor, Bluffton University, 2012
Heather Price -Assistant Professor, Marian University, 2012
Nicolas Somma -Associate Professor, Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile, 2012
Christopher Hausmann -Associate Professor, Northwestern College, 2011
Patricia Snell Herzog -Associate Professor, Indiana University-Purdue University, 2011
Ge Liu -Assistant Professor, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, 2011
Elizabeth Blakey -Assistant Professor, California State University -Northridge, 2011

Postdoctoral and Visiting Professor Positions

Shanna Corner -Visiting Assistant Professor, Hope College, 2020
Stefanie Israel de Souza -Postdoctoral Fellow, Tulane University, 2019
Nicole Perez -Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois -Chicago, 2019
Kristi Donaldson -Postdoctoral Associate, Rutgers University, 2017
Melissa Pirkey -Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University, 2016
K. Monique Gregg -Lecturer, University of North Texas, 2013

Research Positions

Brandon Sepulvado -Data Scientist, NORC at the University of Chicago, 2020
Julie Dallavis -Assistant Professional Specialist, University of Notre Dame, 2019
Justin Van Ness -UX Researcher, Facebook, 2019
Megan Austin -Researcher, American Institutes for Research, 2018
Matthew Chandler -Research Data Management Specialist, Princeton University, 2018
Pete Barwis -Senior Data Scientist, Capture Higher Ed, 2017
Linda Kawentel -Senior Research Scientist, University of Notre Dame, 2017
Jade Avelis -Senior Research Coordinator and Project Director, Perelman School of Medicine, 2017
Daniel Escher -Conservation Consultant, DJ Case & Associates, 2016
Jonathan Schwarz -Assistant Director of Institutional Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016
Matt Linford -Research Team Lead, U.S. Air Force, 2016
Bradley Vermurlen -Director of Social Research, Docent Research Group, 2016
Josh Dinsman -Research Analyst, LIM College, 2015
Ellen Childs -Research Scientist, Boston University, 2014
Kari Hojara -Analyst, Maine State Legislature, 2014
Jessica Mikels-Carrasco -Social Scientist, DJ Case & Associates, 2014