Ph.D. students and recent graduates on the job market | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

Ph.D. students and recent graduates on the job market

Ph.D. students and recent graduates on the job market

Our Ph.D. students in public policy and our recent graduates work closely with LBJ School faculty, as well as with research centers both at the school and across The University of Texas as a whole, focusing on areas ranging from international security and politics to social policy, health policy, nonprofit management and policy analysis. They embody the school's legacy of bold action and its mission of fostering thinkers and doers who impact the policy arena.

Ph.D. candidate Francisca Bogolasky

Francisca Bogolasky

Area: Housing policy; residential mobility; education policy
Email: fbogolasky@utexas.edu
Degrees/educational info: B.A., sociology, Universidad Católica de Chile; Master of Public Administration (MPA) Columbia University, New York
Curriculum vitae
Dissertation: Why Do We Care About Residential Mobility? Exploring the Consequences of Moving for Households, Students and Neighborhoods in Chile
Job market paper: Does Residential Mobility Affect Educational Outcomes? Evidence from Chile


Ph.D. candidate Ashlyn W. Hand

Ashlyn W. Hand

Area: U.S. foreign policy; religion and politics; human rights; national security
Email: ashlynwhand@gmail.com
Degrees/educational info: Predoctoral Fellow, Kissinger Center, Johns Hopkins SAIS; Master of Public Affairs, LBJ School, The University of Texas at Austin
Curriculum vitae
Dissertation: Prioritizing Faith: U.S. Foreign Policy and the International Religious Freedom Act (1993–2016)


Ph.D. candidate Mark Clayton Hand

Mark Clayton Hand

Area: Teams and Organizations, Congressional Campaigns, Public Policy Process, Political Entrepreneurship, Political Networks, Rural Development and Entrepreneurship
Email: mark.hand@utexas.edu
Degrees/educational info: B.A., political economy and religious studies, Vanderbilt University; MBA, entrepreneurship, University of Oxford, New College Curriculum vitae
Dissertation: You Can't Whistle a Symphony: Essays on Staff in Campaigns and Congress
Personal academic website: markclaytonhand.com


Ph.D. candidate Eun Young Kim

Eun Young Kim

Area: International development & governance studies
Email: eykim@utexas.edu
Degrees/educational info: Ph.D. in public policy, The University of Texas at Austin (expected 2021); M.S., statistics, The University of Texas at Austin (2019); M.P.P., Seoul National University (2016); B.A. in economics, political science (international relations), Seoul National University (2012)
Curriculum vitae
Dissertation: Statistical Capacity in Developing Countries — Enabling Conditions, Measurement, and Data Availability
Job market paper: Counting What Counts: What Leads to Higher Statistical Capacity in Developing Countries?


Ph.D. candidate Jiameng Zheng

Jiameng Zheng

Area: Environmental economics
Email: jiameng.zheng@utexas.edu
Degrees/educational info: Ph.D. candidate, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin; Master in Public Administration, The University of Maryland, College Park; and Bachelor of Economics, Wuhan University, China
Curriculum vitae
Dissertation: The Economics of Water Pollution Control
Job market paper: Lead Exposure, Human Capital Formation, and Inequality: The Impacts of Drinking Water Lead on Short-Run and Long-Run Educational Outcomes in Texas
Personal academic website: jiamengzheng.com