Stained glass from the Geography building at Clark

Careers of Doctoral Recipients


Posts taken by graduates, ABDs or alums in 2018, Geography appointment if not otherwise stated

  • Young-Long Kim - Associate Research Fellow, The Seoul Institute
  • William Kutz - Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, UK


Posts taken by graduates, ABDs or alums in 2017, Geography appointment if not otherwise stated

  • John Lauermann - Assistant Professor of Geography, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York
  • Simon Batterbury - Professor of Political Ecology, LEC, Lancaster University, UK
  • Alida Cantor - Assistant Professor, Portland State University
  • Alida Cantor - Research Fellow, Wheeler Water Institute, at the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment at UC Berkeley School of Law.
  • Katherine Foo - Assistant Teaching Professor, Interdisciplinary and Global Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
  • Kelly Kay - Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography, UCLA
  • Miles Kenney-Lazar - Hakubi Assistant Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Adrienne Johnson - Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Environmental Studies Program, University of San Francisco
  • Mary Lawon - Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, University of Oklahoma
  • Kathryn (Meng) Elmes - Investment Associate, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
  • Oona Morrow - Assistant Professor in Food Sociology (Tenure Track), Rural Sociology Group, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
  • Joseph Pierce - Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability and Regional and City Planning, University of Oklahoma
  • Seth Schindler - Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester, UK
  • Kevin Surprise - 3-year Visiting Professor, Environmental Studies, Mount Holyoke College
  • Dominique (Werboff) Cagalanan, Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Coastal Carolina University
  • Yueming Zhang - Lecturer, Human Geography, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK


Posts taken by graduates, ABDs or alums in 2016, Geography appointment if not otherwise stated

  • Alida Cantor - Geography Instructor, San Diego Community College
  • Nicholas Cuba - Post-doc reseacher, Brown University
  • Kathryn (Meng) Elmes - Executive Director, CleanTech Open Northeast, NECEC Northeast affiliate CleanTech Open startups
  • Emily Gallagher - has accepted the position of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Equal Opportunities, Gender, Justice and Tenure with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Emily will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, for 2 years and travel to Tanzania and Mozambique to work with interdisciplinary project teams studying agribusiness expansion into forested landscapes by foreign and domestic investors. Emily's task will be to analyze the gendered dimensions of agribusiness investment and the integration of smallholders into these changing supply chains.
  • Kelly Kay - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Dept of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics and an S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Post-doc Fellow, UC Berkeley
  • Christopher Knudson - Post-doc Research Associate, Institute of the Environment, University of Arizona
  • Nathan Mietkiewicz - Post-doc, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Oona Morrow - Postdoctoral research fellow, Dept. of Geography, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • Pheakkdey Nguon - Academic/Research Advisor, Dept. Intl. Studies, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Principal Investigator for REDD+ grant for Cambodia funded by Stockholm Environment Institute, and Freelance Consultant to World Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Facility.
  • Prajjwal Panday - Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Studies, Nichols College, MA
  • Luke Trusel - Assistant Prof, Tenure-Track, Geology Dept., Rowan University, NJ
  • Yueming Zhang - Visiting Instructor, Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Dept, Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Posts taken by graduates, ABDs or alums in 2015, Geography appointment if not otherwise stated

  • Susan Aragon-Carrasco - CAPES Research Fellow at Universidade do Oeste de Pará (UFOPA), Santarém, Brazil
  • Caroline Finney - Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
  • Danielle Fontaine - Director, First-Year Experience Project, Center for Higher Ed Development (CHED), University of Cape Town, SA
  • Katherine Foo - Post-doc, Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Kelly Kay - Lecturer, London School of Economics
  • John Lauermann - Assistant Professor, Political Economy, Rhode Island School of Design
  • John Taylor Shelton - Post-doc, School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech University
  • Melanie Vanderhoof - Geography Researcher, Geoscience and Environmental Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Lakewood, Co.
  • Neeti Neeti - Assistant Professor and Adjunct Research Professor, Dept of Natural Resources, TERI University, New Delhi, India


Posts taken by graduates, ABDs or alums in 2014, Geography appointment if not otherwise stated

  • Lauren Bonilla - Post-doc, Anthropology Dept., University College, London, UK
  • Hong Jiang - Director, Department of Geography, University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Rob Krueger - Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).
  • William Kutz - Lecturer in Human Geography, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester, UK
  • Mary Lawhon - Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography, Florida State University
  • Maya Manzi - Post-doc Dept. of Architecture and Urbanism, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
  • Michele Masucci - Vice Provost of Research, Temple University
  • Menzie McEachern - Director of Petroleum Resourses, Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT), Canada
  • Esteban Rossi - Assistant Professor, Bioethics Institute, Universidad de Javeriana, Bogata, Colombia
  • Ximena Rueda - Assistant Professor, School of Management, University de Los Andes, Bogata, Colombia.
  • Oona Morrow - Development and Planning Associate with Community Action of the Franklin, Hampshire, and North Quabbin regions and Adjunct Prof. in Gastronomy at Boston University.
  • Seth Schindler - Lecturer, Human Geography, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Kangping Si - Software Engineer, Rovi Corporation
  • Elisabeth (Lisa) Stoddard - Assistant Professor, Social Science and Policy Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
  • James Thatcher - Assistant Professor, Urban Studies, University of Washington, Tacoma
  • Luke Trusel accepted the position of Doherty Postdoctoral Scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute to continue his research in cryosphere-climate linkages.
  • Melanie Vanderhoof - ORISE Post-doc Fellow at the U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development
  • Jill Williams - Assistant Research Social Scientist and Director of the Women in Science and Engineering Program, Southwest Institute for Research on Women, University of Arizona.


Posts taken by graduates, ABDs or alums in 2013, Geography appointnent if not otherwise stated

  • Susan Aragon-Carrasco - Post-doc at Instituto Nacional de Pesquisa da Amazônia (INPA), Manaus, Brazil.
  • Kirsten Barrett - Lecturer in Geography, University of Leicester, UK
  • Gavin Bridge - Chair, Geography and the Energy Institute, University of Durham, UK and Editor of "Transactions: Of The Institute of British Geographers"
  • Anna Cieslik - Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, New Jersey City University
  • Bardan Ghimire - Post-Doctoral Resarch Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
  • Dan Haberly - Lecturer, School of Environment and Development, University of Sussex, UK
  • Allison Hayes-Conroy - Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Temple University
  • Rory Horner - Three-Year Lecturer in Globalization, Industry and Employment, Inst. for for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, UK
  • Connie Johnston - Assistant Professor, University of Oregon
  • William Kutz - Two-Year Visiting Lecturer in Human Geography, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, UK
  • Mary Lawhon - Lecturer in Geography, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Hadelius Makene - position as a member of the National Environmental Management Council of Tanzania
  • Stephen McCauley - Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, WPI
  • Neeti Neeti - Post-doc Research Associate, Boston University, Department of Earth and Environment
  • Harvey Neo - Became Editor of Geoforum in March 2013.
  • Prajjwal Panday - Two-year Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Woods Hole Research Institute
  • Rahul Rakshit - Technology Specialist, Environmental Services, ESRI
  • Seth Schindler - Assistant Professor, Global Studies Program, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Phil Steinberg - Professor, University of Durham, UK
  • Jill Williams - One-year visiting Lecturer, University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Qingling Wu - One-year Lecturer, University College London, UK
  • Post-Doc, Alice Cohen - Assistant Professor, Acadia University, Nova Scotia in Environmental Science and Environmental Sustainability Studies