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Ph.D. Program Alumni




Thomas Jacobs

Director of Financial Strategy for Academic Excellence

University of Kentucky

Dana Dean Connolly

Research Scientist

Child Trends

Bethany Paris

Research Analyst

Kentucky Legislative Research Commission

Tosha Kurzynske Fraley

Staff Economist

Kentucky Legislative Research Commission

James Bryan Gibson

 Research Associate and Lecturer

Kentucky Transportation Center – University of Kentucky Management and the Martin School

Robert Greer

Assistant Professor

Texas A&M

C.B. Mamaril


U.K. College of Public Health

Zhiwei Zhang

Assistant Professor

Kansas State University

Jacklyn Makaaru Arinaitwe

Research Fellow

Advocates Coalition for Development & Environment

John M. Foster

Assistant Professor

S. Illinois University at Edwardsville

Matthew L. Howell

Assistant Professor

Eastern Kentucky University

Nathan Barrett

Associate Director and Senior Research Fellow

The Education Research Alliance for New Orleans

Jonica L. Burke

Director of Enterprise Resource Planning and Financial Services

Shawnee State University

Jacob Fowles

Assistant Professor

University of Kansas

Margaret F. Sloan

Assistant Professor

James Madison University

Stefka Genova


Commercial-Technical College, Frankfort am Main, Germany

Ae-Sook Kim

Assistant Professor
Department of Public Policy

Indiana University-Purdue University - Ft. Wayne

Linda Kimsey

 MHAP Academic Dir./ Asst. Professor 

 U.S. Navy/ University of Maryland U.C. 

Gao Liu

Assistant Professor

 Florida Atlantic University

Sandra Winter

Project Manager

Stanford University Prevention Research Center

Cleopatra Charles Grizzle

Assistant Professor

Rutgers University - Newark

Miriam Fordham

Director of Division of Health Care Policy Administration

Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange

Walter William Wakefield III

Chief Financial Officer

Catholic Diocese of Lexington

Sharon Kukla-Acevedo

Associate Professor

Central Michigan State University

Wenli Yan

Associate Professor

Virginia Commonwealth University  

Juita-Elena Yusuf

Assistant Professor

Old Dominion University

Douglas Carr

Assistant Professor

Oakland University

Shawn Gillen

City Manager

City of Doraville, GA

Megan E. Streams

Associate Professor

Tennessee State University

Yongbeom Hur

Associate Professor

Appalachian State University

Julia Patton Shane

 NPO Fundraiser

The Fisher House Foundation
Bows for Brats

Michael Moody

Financial Management & H.R. Director

U.S. Embassy

Lenahan Louis O’Connell

Research Associate

Kentucky Transportation Center - University of Kentucky

Jeremy L. Hall

Professor and Director of MPA Program

University of Central Florida

Margaret Patrick Haist

Family Leave


Marjorie Chisale

Institutional Effectiveness Specialist

Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education

Louay Constant

Associate Policy Researcher

The Rand Corporation

Brent Garrett

 Evaluation Consultant

 Garrett Consulting, LLC

Melissa A. Taylor Bell

Dir. for Student Success Policy & Initiatives

Kentucky Counsel on Post-Secondary Education

Gabriela S. Wolfson

Associate Professor

Florida State University

Tina DiGuglielmo

Retired - Owner

U.S. Army - Bluegrass Army Depot/ Curves

Robert J. Eger III

Associate Professor

Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy
Florida State University

Kee Min


Cheju National University

Julie C. Olberding

Associate Professor

Northern Kentucky University

Jason L. Jensen

Associate Professor

University of North Dakota

Meagan McChe' Jordan

 Assoc. Professor

 Old Dominion University

Matthias Akomaye Udie



Jo Ann Gomer Ewalt


College of Charleston  

Dwight Val Denison


University of Kentucky

Ronald W. Zimmer

Director and Professor at the Martin School

University of Kentucky

Sandra Gray


Asbury University

George Weston Clarke Jr.


University of Georgia

Kenneth R. Miller Jr.

Assoc. Dean and Professor

Sullivan University

Purnima Nimmi Wiggins

Director of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships

Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
University of Kentucky

Kimuck Park

Dean of the College of Public Administration

Daegu University

Linda Brasfield Kuder


 University of Kentucky - Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

Paula Scheliga Kearns

Family Leave

Michigan State University

Rhonda Riherd Trautman


Glasgow, Kentucky

Amanda Deerfield Assistant Professor St. Mary's College of Maryland