Post-graduation: Where are our PhD students now?

Anna Bender gets her PhD hood

As winter graduation nears, we checked in with some of our recent PhD graduates to see where they are and what they're up to!

Kylie Evans

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Assistant Professor of Social Work and Director of Field Education

Ursuline College

Cleveland, OH

"I was so excited to begin working at Ursuline College this August. I teach BSW social work classes and help students find and navigate their field placement internships. I was really drawn to working at Ursuline because of its women-focused educational mission and small class sizes that allow for strong community-building."

Anna Bender

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NIH-Funded Postdoctoral Scholar

Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center Pediatric Research Training Program, University of Washington

Seattle, WA

"I am conducting research and writing publications—I'm not teaching. I'm working on transdisciplinary teams with researchers from a variety of disciplines and the projects I work on are broadly focused on injury and violence prevention research."

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Tyrone Hamler

Assistant Professor

Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver

Denver, CO

"I successfully defended my dissertation a few weeks ago! And I have already started in a tenure-track assistant professorship position at the University of Denver. My research agenda is focused on health inequities in kidney disease and generally on mental and physical health disparities among older African American adults."