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Graduate Alumni: Current Positions

2017-2018 PhD Candidates

Our graduate students go on to successful careers in academia, the public sector (e.g. federal and state governments), and the private sector (e.g. think tanks and consulting firms). We think the best way to sell our program is to show what our graduates actually do. Below we list some former PhD graduates, with their current positions. For more recent graduates, this reflects their initial placement. For more distant graduates, it reflects where their career has currently taken them.If you are a graduate alumni and want to update us on your current position, please contact us at: econgrad@unm.edu.Selected PhD Graduates (by year since 1990)
Kristina Piorkowski, PhD, 2018
Analytics Associate IV
Presbyterian
Joaquin Alfredo-Angel Rubalcaba, PhD, 2018
Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chris Erwin, PhD, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow
Auckland University of Technology
Soumi Roy Chowdhury, PhD, 2018
Associate Fellow
National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), India
Qiuhua Ma, PhD, 2017
Economic Model Analyst
Fannie Mae
Juliette Guemmegne Tayou, PhD, 2017
Wealth Investment Management Team
Wells Fargo
Brandon Bridge, PhD, 2017
Economist and Director of Forecasting
Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana
Bern Dealy, PhD, 2016
Economist
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Wenmei Guo, PhD, 2016
Senior Pricing Analyst
EZ BOO
Benjamin Jones, PhD, 2015
Assistant Professor of Economics
University of New Mexico
Menuka Karki, PhD, 2015
Senior Project Formulation Officer / Visiting Faculty
Northa / Kathmandu University - Nepal
Olufolake Odufuwa, PhD, 2015
Economist, Transfer Pricing Senior Associate
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC
Tunay Oguz, PhD, 2015
Assistant Professor of Economics
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Heidi Pitts, PhD, 2015
Economist
New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission
Robert Fonner, PhD, 2014
Economist
Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Jee Hwang, PhD, 2014
Assistant Professor, Business Administration
Northern New Mexico College
Alejandro Prera, PhD, 2014
Assistant Clinical Professor
Washington State University
Naresh Nepal, PhD, 2014
Post-doc
Health Sciences Center, UNM
Gerald Hendrickson, PhD, 2014
Sandia National Labs
Justin Tevie, PhD, 2013
Researcher
Kansas Health Institute
Dennis Barger III, PhD, 2013
Assistant Professor, Economics
Armstrong State University
Jeffrey Felardo, PhD, 2013
Assistant Professor, Economics
Eckerd College
Michael Morrison, PhD, 2013
Assistant Professor, Economics
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Steven Archambault, PhD, 2012
Assistant Professor
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
James Price, PhD, 2012
Research Fellow
Brock University
David Dixon, PhD, 2011
Lecturer III, Economics
University of New Mexico
German Muchnik Izon, PhD, 2011
Associate Professor, Economics
Eastern Washington University
Swaroop Chary, PhD, 2011
Sr. Economist / Consulting Economist
New Mexico Department of Taxation and Revenue
Bishwa Koirala, PhD, 2010
Assistant Professor / Director of Economic and Business Research
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Craig Broadbent, PhD 2009
Professor, Economics
Brigham Young University - Idaho
Jason Hansen, PhD, 2009
Economist, Modeling and Simulation
Idaho National Laboratory
Michael Milligan, PhD, 2009
Economic Affairs Officer
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Rohnn Sanderson, PhD, 2009
Assistant Professor, Economics
Brescia University
Hari Katuwal, PhD 2008
Instructor
Tarleton State University, Member of the Texas A&M University System
Gwendolyn Aldrich, PhD, 2008
Research Scientist II
Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of New Mexico
Tyler Prante, PhD, 2008
Associate Professor and Chair
Los Angeles Vally College
Nejem Raheem, PhD, 2008
Associate Professor, Economics
Emerson College
Jose Saloio, PhD, 2008
Sandia National Labs
Michael Hand, PhD, 2007
Research Economist
U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Mani Nepal, PhD, 2007
Research Program Manager
Southern Asian Network of Development and Environment Economics, Nepal
William Vasquez Mazariegos, PhD, 2007
Associate Professor, Economics
Fairfield University
Luis Arregoces, PhD 2005
Manager
Portfolio and Load Forecasting, GDF Suez
Joe Little, PhD, 2005
Associate Professor & Program Director, Resource & Applied Economics
University of Alaska-Fairbanks
Pallab Mozumder, PhD, 2005
Associate Professor, Economics and Earth & Environment (joint)
Florida International University
H. John Talberth, PhD, 2004
Founder, President and Sr. Economist
Center for Sustainable Economy
Cara Meghan Starbuck Downes, PhD, 2003
Research Economist
Forest Service, US Department of Agriculture
Michael Jones, PhD, 2003
Professor, Economics
Bridgewater State University
Hui Li, PhD, 2003
Senior Lecturer, Statistics & Econometrics
University of Birmingham (UK)
Alejandro Islas-Camarago, PhD, 2002
Professor
Departamento Académico de Estadistica, ITAM
Maurice Moffet, PhD, 2002
Senior Economist
National Council for Compensation Insurance
Amy (Watts) Burke, PhD, 2001
Senior Analyst
National Science Foundation
Therese (Cavlovic) Grijalva, PhD, 2000
Professor, Economics
Weber State University
Alejandro Islas-Camargo, PhD, 2000
Professor
ITAM University, Mexico
David Scrogin, PhD, 1999
Associate Professor, Economics
University of Central Florida
Josè Pagàn, PhD, 1995
Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Health Policy and Management
New York University 
Reinhold Groepler, PhD, 1990
Regional Economist
State of Washington