Graduate Student News

GRADUATE STUDENT NEWS

  • Manuel Soque, PhD candidate, received the WMU Graduate College's Gwen Frostic Dissertation Fellowship.
  • Abi Chamlagai, PhD candidate, received the WMU Graduate College's Patricia L. Thompson Dissertation Award.
  • Amauri Pineda and Manuel Soque, PhD candidates, received the WMU Graduate College’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship Award beginning the fall 2020 semester. 
  • Naomi Bick, PhD candidate, is a recipient of a College of Arts and Sciences Climate Change Research Graduate Scholarship.  Bick will be using the funds to begin working on her dissertation.
  • Brittany Brake, PhD candidate, received the WMU Graduate College’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship Award and the 2019 All-University Graduate Teaching Effectiveness Award.  Brake is currently researching and writing her dissertation.
  • Manuel Soque, PhD candidate, is currently researching for his dissertation in his home country of Angola, Africa.  Soque has been awarded a scholarship to help him in his endeavors.
  • Rei Gordon, MA, is one of the recipients of the Graduate Teaching Award at the master’s level.  After successfully defending her master’s thesis this past summer, Gordon has decided to continue with her graduate studies and earn a Ph.D. in political science.
  • Adam Bennett, PhD student, received the WMU Graduate Student Association's Make a Difference Award for Social Justice and Advocacy this past spring. 

Recent Placements

  • Augusto Dominguez, MIDA, 2019: Project Analyst, Nonprofit Regulation Agency, Ministry of Economics, Planning & Development, Dominican Republic 
  • Naomi Bick, PhD, current: California State University at Fresno, California
  • Brittany Brake, PhD, current: Visiting Assistant Professor, Manchester University, Indiana, USA
  • Joseph Rasich, MA, 2020: International Admissions, Dixie State University, Utah, USA
  • Cinthya Collado, MIDA, 2019: Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, American Nicaraguan Foundation, Managua, Nicaragua
  • Miguel Angel Diaz Abreu, MIDA, 2019: Economist 3, Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Dervaish Khan, PhD, 2018: University of Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Dawid Tatarczyk, PhD, 2018: Visiting Assistant Professor, Albion College, Michigan, USA
  • Pascal Valbrune, MIDA, 2018: Country Resource Management Analyst, The World Bank, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • Lissette Reyes Segura, MIDA, 2018: Project Rising Tide Fellow, Community and Economic Development Association of Michigan, Manistee, Michigan
  • Nasim Gholamzadah, MIDA, 2018: Digital Development Consultant, The World Bank, Kabul, Afghanistan

New Graduate Programs 

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  • Accelerated Master of Arts in Political Science: allows undergraduate political science majors at WMU to begin to accumulate credits toward the completion of a master's degree while completing their bachelor's degree
  • Kalamazoo College 4+1: Kcollege students may be able to transfer undergraduate credits toward a WMU master's degree in political science 
  • Albion College 4+1: Albion students may be able to transfer undergraduate credits toward a WMU master's degree in political science 
  • Aquinas College 4+1: Aquinas students may be able to transfer undergraduate credits toward a WMU master's degree in political science
  • Dual degree MA program with the Graduate Institute of International Politics at National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan Taiwan agreement, Lambert, Wang, Butterfield

Email Priscilla Lambert, graduate director for more information