Spring 2009: SGD grads excel in job market

Department

Congratulations to a number of recent and soon-to-be SGD alumni who have landed great jobs this year:

  • Chris Bitter has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the University of Washington's Rustand Center for Real Estate Studies.
  • Rolando Diaz was offered the position of Professor-Investigator in the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez system. He will be a faculty member in its new "geofisica" department on a new branch campus of the UACJ system, in Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua.
  • Troy Knight will begin work in Fall 2009 in the environmental studies program at the college of St, Benedict's/St. John's University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. 
  • Jenn Rice was awarded a $122,500 NOAA grant to undertake post-doctoral research on how resource managers make use of climate change information, with Co-PIs Connie Woodhouse and Dan Ferguson.
  • Sara Smith accepted a tenure track assistant professor position in the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
  • Erika Wise accepted an assistant professorship at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
  • Keith Woodward is moving back to the U.S. to take a position in geography at the University of Wisconsin at Madison

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