Doctoral Students & Candidates

Most of our doctoral students are mid-to-late in their careers and have significant experience in the public, private, and/or nonprofit sectors. Some hold administrative positions in these sectors, and many are closely involved in developing and evaluating public policies at the federal, state, and/or local levels.

These students are completing their doctoral coursework, preparing for their qualifying exams, or working on their dissertations.

Grants and Contracts Coordinator, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Supervisory Program Analyst (Chief), Department of Veterans Affairs
Doctoral Fellow Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Police Officer, Quincy Illinois
Administrator at the University of Chicago, Office of Research Safety
Digital Alumni Community Manager for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Gies College of Business
Accountant at the University of The Gambia
Business Finance Manager at Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
Research Program Coordinator at the Center for Prevention Research and Development (CPRD) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Attorney from Nigeria & Legislative Assistant
Management Research Analyst Intern, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Office of Inspector General
Deputy Director of Policy and Budget for the Illinois Senate President
York Regional Police - Ontario, Canada
Managing Partner, Thomson Weir, LLC (Government Consulting)
Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Minnesota-based non-profit Community and Economic Development Associates
Executive Director, E.S. Evolution, Illinois
Executive Director, Partnership for Community Innovation and Associate Director, Subsistence Marketplace Initiative, Gies College of Business, University of Illinois
Lieutenant, Patrol Division, Bloomington Police Dept.
Director of Operations, Nonprofit Organization