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Ph.D. Graduates Receive Faculty Appointments

Posted Sep. 4, 2012


Dr. Russell Mills (2011 POL PhD) has accepted a position in the Department of Political Science at Bowling Green State University where he began teaching in the fall semester. As an assistant professor in a tenure-track position, Dr. Mills will be teaching both undergraduate (State and Local Politics) and graduate courses (Administrative Theory and Behavior) in Bowling Green’s MPA program. His research focuses primarily on voluntary self-reporting programs, a project that he started while at Kent, along with continued research with colleagues from the University of Vermont on governance networks, a project that won the Marshall Dimock award from ASPA.  Prior to joining BGSU, Dr. Mills was employed with the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington DC.

Dr. Bridgett King (2012 POL PhD) has recently accepted a Researcher position at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University. In her new position, Dr. King will be responsible for original research that assesses the effects of voting laws in the U.S. and across the 50 states on the voting behavior of different populations.  Her responsibilities will include supervising research, conducting policy and data analysis, drafting policy reports and scholarly articles along with interviewing public officials and private individuals and collection and analysis of public data.  

Dr. Soon Eun Kim (1991 POL PhD) has accepted an appointment as tenured full professor in the Public Administration faculty of the prestigious Seoul National University, where he will begin teaching in the autumn term.  Previously, Dr Kim was on the faculty at Dongeui University in Busan. Dr Kim wrote his dissertation on Factors Affecting Implementation Effectiveness: A Study of Community Development Block Grant Implementation under the direction of Jack Gargan.

Dr. Christopher M. Bellas (2010 POL PhD) has been appointed to a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences at Youngstown State University, where he teaches courses in Criminology, Victimology as well as law related courses. Dr. Giles Falinski (2009 POL PhD) has been appointed to a one-year full-time instructor position in the Department of Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences at Youngstown State University. He teaches courses in statistics, corrections, and introduction to Criminal Justice.