Graduate Students

Professor Sampson has mentored many graduate students and supervised dozens of dissertations over the years at Harvard, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois.  His dissertation advisees and their current or last position are listed below. This list is refreshed yearly or when new information becomes known.  Let us know if you have any updates!

Dissertation Advisees (*=Chair or Co-Chair)

*Robert Manduca (Ph.D. 2020, Harvard University) Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

*Jared Schachner (Ph.D. 2020, Harvard University), Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Chicago

*Miguel Ricardo Quintana Navarrete (Ph.D. 2020, Harvard University), Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine

Monica Bell (Ph.D. 2018, Harvard University) Associate Professor, Yale University

*Kristin Perkins (Ph.D. 2017, Harvard University) Assistant Professor, Georgetown University

*David Hureau (Ph.D. 2016, Harvard University) Assistant Professor, SUNY Albany

Jessica Tayloe Simes (Ph.D. 2016, Harvard University) Assistant Professor, Boston University

Jeremy Levine (Ph.D 2016, Harvard University) Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Anthony Abraham Jack (Ph.D. 2016, Harvard University) Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Christopher Michael Muller (Ph.D. 2015, Harvard University) Assistant Professor, University of California Berkeley

*Jackie Hwang (Ph.D. 2015, Harvard University) Assistant Professor, Stanford University

*Matthew Kaliner (Ph.D. 2014, Harvard University), Harvard College Lecturer in Sociology

*Ann Owens (Ph.D. 2012, Harvard University) Associate Professor, University of Southern California

*Corina Graif (Ph.D. 2011, Harvard University) Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University. Research Associate, Population Research Institute.

*Charles Loeffler (Ph.D. 2011, Harvard University) Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Simone Ipsa-Landa (Ph.D. 2010, Harvard University) Associate Professor, Northwestern University

Maria G. Rendon (Ph.D. 2009, Harvard University) Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine

Bikila Tajh Ochoa (Ph.D. 2009, Harvard University) Policy Director, The Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Los Angeles, CA

Zoua Vang (Ph.D. 2009, Harvard University) Associate Professor, McGill University

*Matthew Baggetta (Ph.D. 2009, Harvard University) Associate Professor, Indiana University

*Lydia Nan Bean (Ph.D. 2009, Harvard University) Senior Consultant, the PICO National Network

*Stacey Bosick (Ph.D. 2009, Harvard University) Associate Professor and Sociology Graduate Program Director, University of Colorado

Magdalena Cerda (Dr.Ph. 2006, Harvard University) Associate Professor, University of California, Davis

David Harding (Ph.D. 2005, Harvard University) Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

Heather MacIndoe (Ph.D. 2007, University of Chicago) Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts-Boston

*Patrick Sharkey (Ph.D. 2007, Harvard University) Professor of Sociology, Princeton University

*Christopher Wimer (Ph.D. 2007, Harvard University) Research Scientist and Co-Director, Center on Poverty and Social Policy, Columbia University

Kim Babon (Ph.D. 2006, University of Chicago) Research Analyst, Kresnicka Research & Insights

Andrea Leverentz (Ph.D. 2006, University of Chicago) Associate Professor and College of Liberal Arts Director , UMass - Boston

David Kirk (Ph.D. 2006, University of Chicago) Professor of Sociology and Professorial Fellow of Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

Janet Stamatel (Ph.D. 2004, University of Chicago) Associate Professor, University of Kentucky

Richard Lloyd (Ph.D. 2003, University of Chicago) Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University

Jennifer Pashup (Ph.D. 2003, University of Chicago) Independent Real Estate Professional

Jeffrey Timberlake (Ph.D. 2003, University of Chicago) Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, University of Cincinnati

*Ming Wen (Ph.D. 2003, University of Chicago) Professor and Sociology Department Chair, University of Utah

*Andres Villarreal (Ph.D. 2002, University of Chicago) Professor, University of California-Los Angeles

*Cheong Sun Park (Ph.D. 2002, University of Chicago) Professor, Korea National Police University

*Peter K.B. St. Jean (Ph.D. 2002, University of Chicago) Associate Professor, North Park University, Chicago

*Jeffrey D. Morenoff (Ph.D. 2000, University of Chicago) Professor, University of Michigan

Nicole Marwell (Ph.D. 2000, University of Chicago) Associate Professor, University of Chicago

David Grazian (Ph.D. 2000, University of Chicago) Associate Professor and Graduate Chair, University of Pennsylvania

*Patrick J. Carr (Ph.D. 1998, University of Chicago) Associate Professor and Program Director, Rutgers University

Mignon Moore (Ph.D. 1998, University of Chicago) Professor and Chair of Sociology, Barnard College-Columbia University

Maria Kefalas (Ph.D. 1998, University of Chicago) Professor, Saint Joseph’s University

Christopher Browning (Ph.D. 1997, University of Chicago) Professor, Ohio State University

Joseph Hermanowicz (Ph.D. 1996, University of Chicago) Professor, University of Georgia

*Robert Chaskin (Ph.D. 1996, University of Chicago) Professor and Deputy Dean for Strategic Initiatives, University of Chicago

*Kenna Quinet (Ph.D.1992, University of Illinois) Associate Professor, Indiana University

Eric Fong (Ph.D. 1993, University of Chicago) Professor, University of Toronto

*Janet Lauritsen (Ph.D. 1989, University of Illinois) Professor, University of Missouri-St.Louis

*John Wooldredge (Ph.D. 1986, University of Illinois) Professor, University of Cincinnati