Economics Ph.D. Job Candidates and Placements

Placement Directors: Prof. Katherine Lacy and Prof. Anna Sokolova

2022-2023 Ph.D. Job Candidates

  • Randall Chicola
    Fields: Public Economics, Applied Economics, and Regional Economics
    Primary Advisors: Frank Fossen & Anna Sokolova
  • Niaz Murshed Chowdhury
    Fields: Environmental and Resource Economics, Land Economics, Financial Economics, Open Economy Macroeconomics 
    Primary Advisor: Michael Taylor
  • Rachel M Flanigan
    Fields: Entrepreneurship, Mental Health, and Applied Microeconomics
    Primary Advisor: Frank Fossen
  • Dat Tien Huynh
    Fields: Macroeconomics, Development Economics, and Public Policy
    Primary advisor: Mark Pingle

Ph.D. Placements

The Department of Economics is proud to present alumni that have taken positions in academia and in the private sector. We wish you continued success.

  • Olga Shapoval, Ph.D. 2021
    Initial Placement: Instructor in Economics, Samford University
  • Md. Mobarak Hossain, Ph.D. 2021
    Initial Placement: Math Instructor, Tohono O'odham Community College
  • Sourik Banerjee, Ph.D. 2021 
    Initial Placement: Lecturer, Seattle University
    Current Position: Assistant Professor of Economics, California State University-Stanislaus (Starting Fall 2022)
  • Ege Can, Ph.D. 2021
    Initial Placement: Visiting Assistant Professor, Southeastern Louisiana University
    Current Position: Clinical Assistant Professor of Economics, The University of Alabama in Huntsville (Starting Summer 2022)
  • Ethan Grumstrup, Ph.D. 2020
    Initial Placement: Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Connecticut
    Current Position: Assistant Research Professor, University of Connecticut
  • Raju Mainali, Ph.D. 2019
    Initial Placement: Lecturer, Missouri State University
  • Quan Sun, Ph.D. 2019
    Initial Placement: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Michigan State University and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • Mina Mahmoudi, Ph.D. 2018
    Initial Placement: Lecturer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Eric Gibbons, Ph.D. 2018
    Initial Placement: Visiting Assistant Professor, Ohio State University at Marion 
    Current Position: Senior Lecturer, The Ohio State University at Columbus (Starting Fall 2022)
  • Abdoulaye Ouedraogo, Ph.D. 2017
    Initial Placement: Extended Term Consultant, World Bank
    Current Position: Country Economist, World Bank
  • Florina Salaghe, Ph.D. 2017
    Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Benedictine University
  • Miaomiao Zou, Ph.D. 2017
    Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Nanjing Audit University
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Nanjing Audit University
  • Jeffery Stroup, Ph.D. 2017
    Initial Placement: Economist (III), State of Nevada, Department of Health and Human Services
    Current Position: Management Analyst (III), Division of Health Care Financing and Policy, State of Nevada
  • Isaac V Humpherys, Ph.D. 2016
    Initial Placement: Economist (II), State of Nevada, Department of Health and Human Services
    Current Position: Data Analyst, PC-Doctor
  • Dimitra Papadovasilaki, Ph.D. 2016
    Initial Placement: Lecturer, Boise State University
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Lake Forest College
  • Eugenia Larmore, Ph.D. 2016
    Current Position: Founder and President, EKAY Consultants, Inc.
  • Rattaphon Wuthisatian, Ph.D. 2015
    Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Shanghai Tech University
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Southern Oregon University
  • Amanda Safford, Ph.D. 2015
    Initial Placement: Economist, Nevada Energy
    Current Position: Director of Operations, Northern Nevada, Academica Nevada, LLC
  • Joseph P. Crouse, Ph.D. 2014
    Initial Placement: Economist, Vocational Economics Inc.
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Wilson College
  • Karl R. Geisler, Ph.D. 2013
    Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Idaho State University

If you are a graduate of the University's Economics program, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Sankar Mukhopadyay at