Recent placements of graduate students
Doctor of Arts Graduates (1996-2015) - Updated Spring, 2016
Barbara Cunningham (December, 2015)
Dissertation – “Individualism and Collectivism and it Relates to Americorp”
Current Position: Senior Grant Project Coordinator, Institute for Rural Health, Idaho State University.
Kacee Garner (December, 2015)
Dissertation – “Social Good: Citizen Entrepreneurs and the Social Good”
Current Position: Instructor, Wartburg College, Iowa.
Adam Clapp (August, 2015)
Dissertation – “Recess in Africa, AKs and Hand Grenades: A Comparative Study of Four African Nation States and the Underlying Causes of Child Soldiers”
Current Position: Adjunct Instructor, Norte Dame College.
Shea Robison (August, 2015)
Dissertation – “The Political Implications of Epigenetics: Novel Narratives of the Self, the Environment, and Causal Responsibility.”
Current Position: Post-doc, Public Policy, City University, Hong Kong.
Scott Lee (December, 2014)
Dissertation – "CIEDRA: An Anomaly or the Death Knell of Collaborative Decision Making for Idaho Public Lands Use Issues."
Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration and Public Policy, Boise State University.
Jody Hicks (May, 2014)
Dissertation – “A Public Service Component to Online Teaching: An Empirical Analysis.”
Current Position: Instructor, Mohawk Community College.
Caleb Husmann (May, 2013)
Dissertation – "Curling Alone: An Examination of Transnational Social Capital."
Current Position: Assistant professor, North Carolina, Wesleyan, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Elizabeth Kusko (May, 2013)
Dissertation – "Policy Narratives, Religious Politics, and the Salvadoran Civil War: The Implications of Narrative Framing on U.S. foreign Policy in Central America."
Current Position: Assistant professor, William Peace University, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Phillip Allred (May, 2012)
Dissertation – "LDS Democrats: Utilization of Lakoff's thesis."
Current Position: Faculty, Department of Religion, BYU-Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho.
Henry Evans (May, 2011)
Dissertation – "Policies Where People Matter: Anti-Poverty Programs and the Importance of Citizen Participation."
Current Position: EO/AA and Diversity Management Analyst, Idaho State University.
Tyler Watson (May, 2011)
Dissertation – "How can I improve my ratings?: a regression of analysis of student evaluations of university professors."
Current position: Faculty, Public Health, BYU-Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho.
Ruth Arnell (May, 2011)
Dissertation – "The most affected principle: a foundation for ethical cosmopolitical governance."
Current Position: Faculty, BYU-Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho.
Jason Blazevic (May, 2011)
Dissertation – "China's pursuit of power: objectives and consequeces of the security boundary."
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Georgia Gwinnett College.
Andrew Steinfeldt (May, 2010)
Dissertation – "The early modern presidency and the significance of Grover Cleveland's presidencies in its development."
Current position: Instructor at Lamar State College in Texas.
David Bowlby (May, 2009)
Dissertation – "Sixteen words: The religion clauses of the First Amendment."
Current Position: Instructor of History and Political Science, Motlow State Community College, Motlow, Tennessee.
Paul Pope (August, 2008)
Dissertation - "George W. Bush and the Unitary Theory: Deconstructing Unitary Claims of Unilateral Executive Authority."
Current Position: Assistant Professor and MPA Director in the Department of Political Science at Montana State, Billings
Paul Hathaway (May, 2008)
Dissertation - "Groupthink Phenomenon and Self Esteem in Bureaucracies: A Comparison Between Private and Public Sector Organizations."
Current Position: Associate Professor, Public Administration, Department of Political Science, Jacksonville State University, Alabama.
Kathleen DiLorenzo (December, 2006)
Dissertation - "Accountability in the Changing Environment of Public Administration: Is Contracting Out Changing the Way Accountability is Perceived in the Public Sector."
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Public Administration, University of Alaska, Southeast, Juneau, Alaska.
Trent Rose (May 2006)
Dissertation: "Measuring Social Capital."
Current Position: Assistant Professor, BYU-Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho.
Seth Kellam (August 2005)
Dissertation: "Regimes as Solutions to the Problems of International Coordination: An Examination of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime."
Current Position: Post-doc, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana.
Elizabeth Shanahan (August 2005)
Dissertation - "Land Conservation Initiatives in the American West: An Examination of Varying Levels of Support."
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana.
Tim Tingey (August 2005)
Dissertation: "Evaluating Private and Public Factors in Shaping Local Economic Development Policy: Using a Case Approach." Current Position: Director of Development, City of Murray, Utah.
Martin Jam (2004)
Dissertation - "Does Neighborhood Organizing Increase Voter Turnout?"
Current Position: Non-Profit fundraiser, Pocatello, Idaho.
Rick Fawcett (May 2004)
Dissertation - "Decision Making Based Upon the Modeling of Property Devaluation: Generated by the Attached Stigma from the Routine Transportation of Spend Nuclear Fuel."
Current Position: Consultant, Pocatello, Idaho.
Ralph D. Berenger (May 2002)
Dissertation - "Frame Theory and Political Behavior by Candidates, National Media and Voters in the 2000 Primary Election.
Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Journalism, American University in Cairo, Egypt.
Chuck Prince (May 2002)
Dissertation: "The Meaning and Purpose of the Ninth Amendment to the United States Constitution."
Current Position: Vice President and Director, Idaho Nevada Community Development Financial Institution, Pocatello, Idaho.
David V. Wold (December 2002)
Dissertation - "The Politics of Angry White Males: An Application of a Social Comparison Model of Relative Deprivation."
Current Position: Adjunct Instructor, Dept. of Sociology, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho.
Douglas A. Landau (December 2002)
Dissertation: "Mentoring the Next Generation of Leaders."
Current Position: Professor, Public Safety Program, Edison College, Florida.
Joseph Morris (August 2000)
Dissertation - "The Role of Narratives in Bureaucratic Problem Solving: The Case of Bison and Brucellosis in Yellowstone National Park."
Current Position: Associate Professor of Political Science, Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania.
Kenneth B. Schuster (August 2000)
Dissertation: "The National Environmental Policy Act: An Investigation into the Improvement of Federal Agencies in the Environmental Impact Statement Process over Time."
Current Position: Director, Soil and Conservation District, Washington.
Cynthia Marie Culbertson (May 2000)
Dissertation: "Factors Associated with Effective Rural Community Based Development Groups.
Current Position: Director of Admissions and Student Relations, College of Pharmacy, Idaho State University.
Kai-Chi Hsu (May 2000)
Dissertation: "An Analysis of Political Violence in the Developing Countries.
Current Position: Teaching at a Taiwanese University.
Gary L. Scott (May 1999)
Dissertation: "A treatise on the emergence of an entrepreneurial government. A study on reinventing government: environmental security issues associated with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)."
Current Position: Director of the National Border Technology Partnership Program, under the U.S. Department of Energy, New Mexico.
LaNada War Jack (May 1999)
Dissertation: "Epistemology of a Muted Group: Native American Perceptions of the Natural World with Implications for Political Policy Process."
Current Position - Executive-Director, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Fort Hall, Idaho.
Robert C. Wadman (May 1998)
Dissertation - "Organizing for the Prevention of Crime."
Current Position - Professor of Criminal Justice, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah.
Stephen R. White (May 1997)
Dissertation - "Global Education and Social Reconstructionism: Constructivist Pedagogy in an Era of Global Change."
Current Position - Associate Professor of Leadership and Educational Studies, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina.
Darrial Reynolds (May 1997)
Dissertation - "Political Participation and Health Self-Profiles Among the Elderly Population."
Current Position - Professor of Government, South Texas College, McAllen, Texas.
Kent M. Tingey (May 1997)
Dissertation - "College and University Presidential Leadership: Framed by Leadership Orientation and Institution Type."
Current Position - Vice President for University Advancement, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho.
Earl F. Phippen (Fall 1996)
Dissertation - "Constitutional Crises in Foreign Affairs: The Role of the Judiciary."
Current Position - Adjunct Instructor, Dept. of Political Science, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho.