Our graduates are prepared for research-oriented jobs in universities, government agencies (e.g., Institute of Education Sciences), NGOs, private research firms and research departments in school districts.

        PhD Alumni Title    Institution
Clare Baek '22 Postdoctoral Research Scholar University of California, Irvine
Eupha Jeanne Daramola '22 Postdoctoral Research Scholar University of California, Santa Barbara
Jude Paul Dizon '22 Assistant Professor Rutgers University
Theresa Hernandez '22 Postdoctoral Research Scholar Northern Arizona University
Alana Kennedy '22 Assistant Professor Northern Arizona University
Neha Miglani '22 Assistant Professor, International and Multicultural Education Florida State University
Aireale Rodgers '22 Postdoctoral Research Scholar University of Wisconsin, Madisony
Daniel Silver '22 Postdoctoral Research Scholar Center for Applied Research in Education
Deborah Southern '22 Postdoctoral Research Scholar University of California, Los Angeles
Sarah Toutant '22 Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Childcare Resource Center
Nicole Yates '22 Consultant Keen Independent Research
Tasminda Dhaliwal '21 Assistant Professor Michigan State University
Mabel Hernandez '21 Postdoctoral Research Scholar University of Southern California
Christina Kundrak '21 Postdoctoral Research Scholar University of Southern California
Ashley Stewart '21 Assistant Professor Georgia State University
Adrián Trinidad '21 Assistant Director for Community College Partnerships USC Race and Equity Center
Cynthia Villarreal '21 Postdoctoral Research Scholar University of Southern California
Paul Bruno '20 Assistant Professor University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Rebecca Gotlieb '20 Postdoctoral Research Scholar University of California Los Angeles
Shira Haderlein '20 Human Services Researcher Mathematica
Liane Hypolite '20 Assistant Professor Cal State Poly Pomona
Joshua Schuschke '20 Postdoctoral Research Scholar American University
Sy Stokes '20 Postdoctoral Research Scholar University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Ian Thacker '20 Assistant Professor University of Texas San Antonio
Arely Acuña '19 Student Success Analyst California State University Los Angeles
Taylor Allbright '19 Assistant Professor Cal State Poly Pomona
Edward Chi '19 Assistant Professor Cerritos College
Suneal Kolluri '19 Assistant Professor San Diego State University
Elizabeth Park '19 Principal Institutional Research Analyst UC San Diego
Marissiko Wheaton '19 Assistant Dean & Director of Scripps Communities of Resources & Empowerment Scripps College
Edward Cremata '18 Staff Scientist Opendoor
Eric Felix '18 Assistant Professor San Diego State University
Elizabeth Holcombe ’18 Postdoctorate University of Southern California
Roman Liera '18 Assistant Professor Montclair State University
Susan Bush-Mecenas ’18 Associate Policy Researcher RAND
Bradley Marianno ’18 Assistant Professor University of Nevada Las Vegas
Maxine T. Roberts ’18 Research Director Strong Start to FInish
Antar Tichavakunda ’18 Assistant Professor University of Cincinnati
James Ward '18 Researcher Ithaka
Nan Zhou ’18 Education Director USA – UES
Samantha Bernstein-Sierra ‘17 Assistant Director of Research and Academic Affairs USC Joint Educational Project
Sharla Berry ’17 Assistant Professor California Lutheran University
Cheryl Ching ’17 Assistant Professor University of Massachusetts Boston
Robert Danielson ’17 Assistant Professor Washington State University
Joyce Gomez-Najarro ’17 Assistant Professor Cal State Fullerton
Ayesha Hashim ’17 Assistant Professor University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Michael Lanford ’17 Assistant Professor University of North Georgia
Q. Tien Le ‘17 Research, Planning and Assessment San Francisco Unified School District
Ananya Matewos '17 Assistant Professor St. Norbert College
Federick Ngo ’17 Assistant Professor University Nevada Las Vegas
Jason Robinson ‘17 Director of Professional Development Pasadena City College
Stephani Wrabel ’17 Associate Policy Researcher Rand
Daniel Almeida ’16 Associate Professor Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
John Beltramo ’16 Lecturer, Director of ExCEL and CatMAT Programs Santa Clara University
Michelle Hall ’16 Director of Program Assessment and Improvement Chapman University
David Knight ’16 Assistant Professor University of Washington
Andrew LaFave ‘16 Research Analyst Moorpark College
Jahni Smith ’16 Researcher RenaissanceRe
Vanessa Vongkulluksn ’16 Assistant Professor University of Nevada Las Vegas
Alice Huguet ’15 Policy Researcher RAND
Andrea Bingham ’15 Assistant Professor University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Bryan Rodriguez ’15 Director, Graduate Studies Resource Center California State University Long Beach
Constance Iloh ’15 Associate Professor Azusa Pacific University
Daniel Maxey ’15 Chief of Staff University of Northern Colorado
Elena Son ’15 Lecturer Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Holly Kosiewicz ’15 Researcher and Assistant Professor University of Texas Dallas
Jenna Sablan ’15  Senior Policy Analyst State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO)
Julia Duncheon ’15 Assistant Professor University of Washington
Kathryn Struthers ’15 Assistant Professor Hunter College
Kristen Fong ’15 Independent Education Research and Evaluation Consultant Kristen Fong Consulting
Michelle Castellanos ’15 Associate Director of Survey Research Loyola Marymount University
Monica Esqueda ’15 Program Manager Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing UC Davis
Richard Welsh ’15 Assistant Professor New York University
Rodolfo (Rudy) Acosta ’15 Director Gear Up University of California Irvine
Sable Manson ’15 Souljourners Program Director, Religious Life University of Southern California
Sean Gehrke ’15 Director of the Office of Educational Assessment University of Washington
Sophia Hiss ’15 Data Consultant Various Organizations
Benjamin Heddy ’14 Associate Professor University of Oklahoma
Ji Zhou ’14 Associate Director Institutional Research and Data Analytics University of Southern California
Keith Witham ’14 Deputy Director The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program
Matthew Duque ’14 Senior Research and Data Specialist Maryland State Department of Education
Misty Sawatzky ’14 Assistant Professor Mount St. Mary's College
Robin Bishop ’14 Associate Professor Mount St. Mary’s College
Tracey Weinstein ’14 Vice President of Data and Research Deans for Impact
Araceli Espinoza ’13 Project Director California State University Channel Islands
Megan Hervey-Chase ’13 Project Specialist University of Southern California Center for Urban Education
Stefani Relles ’13 Associate Professor University of Nevada Las Vegas
Tiffany Jones ’13 Deputy Director Postsecondary Success Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Andrew McEachin ’12 Senior Policy Researcher Rand
Caitlin Farrell ’12 Director, National Center for Research in Policy and Practice University of Colorado Boulder
Cecile Sam ’12 Assistant Professor Rowan University
Dara Zeehandelaar ’12 Executive Director, Research and Accountability Maryland State Department of Education
Icela Pelayo ’12 Program Officer W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Jonathan Mathis ’12 Executive Director The Next Step Public Charter School
Kris De Pedro ’12 Assistant Professor Chapman University