The Value of Binghamton

The Binghamton PhD:
Opening Doors for 50 Years

A recent survey of our 2011-2014 doctoral graduates demonstrates that the diversity of our schools, program offerings, research and student life equips our graduates for a world of opportunity in today's competitive market. In this survey, we found that more than 90% of 2011-2014 doctoral alumni are employed in academic appointments or teaching positions, conducting further academic research, or working in notable corporate, industrial or business firms. This data confirms the continuing legacy of our 50 years of doctoral programs at Binghamton University, which has, since 1965, produced leaders in academia, industry, government and business.

Where are our recent PhD alumni now?

In Academia and Higher Education:

  • University of Illinois, Chicago, assistant professor (Management
  • Purdue University, assistant professor (Economics)
  • Upstate Medical University, assistant professor and undergraduate program director (Nursing)
  • University of Michigan, Flint, associate professor (Sociology)
  • Ankara University, Turkey, assistant professor (History)
  • Marist College, assistant professor (Psychology)
  • Southern Illinois University, assistant professor (Philosophy)
  • Ohio Northern University, assistant professor (Management)

In Field and Industry: 

  • Amazon Corporation, research scientist
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Apple
  • LG Electronics, senior research engineer
  • BirthWorks, pregnancy and birthing coach
  • Mayo Clinic, senior business analyst
  • Bloomberg
  • Microsoft
  • Blue Ridge Medical Center, initiator/entrepreneur/nurse practitioner 
  • Motorola, senior mechanical engineer
  • Cardinal Health, senior consultant
  • National Geographic Society, genographic project program director
  • ConocoPhillips Company, staff geologist
  • New York University Langone Medical Center, research technician
  • Columbia University Medical Center, FNP-DNP
  • Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York, anthropologist
  • Cornell University Counseling Center, psychologist
  • PwC
  • GE Global Research, research engineer
  • Rutgers University, health educator and advocate
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Twitter, engineer
  • IBM Corporation, industrial engineer
  • World Health Organization, organization advisor

Binghamton Doctorates Open Doors

Nancy Barno Reynolds with Professor and Mentor Dr. Elizabeth Tucker

Lifelong Learning and Teaching

Nancy Barno Reynolds '14
Graduate School of Education
Educational Theory and Practice

Director of Inclusive Adolescence Education and Assistant Professor of Education, Cazenovia College

"Thirty years ago, I entered my hometown college, SUNY-Binghamton, as an 18 year old undergraduate. I earned a BS in English and a minor in anthropology, but my goal was to become a teacher, and so without skipping a beat, I entered the Graduate School of Education at BU, graduating two years later with a degree in elementary education and later earning a second certification to teach secondary English. At the age of 43, I was convinced I should return for my doctoral degree in education at BU, graduating in May (2014), surrounded by professors who continue to inspire me. Ten weeks after earning my EdD at BU I became the director of inclusive adolescence education at Cazenovia College. Here I continue to strive to be critical in my praxis, collaborative with my peers and to connect to my students. Mostly, I strive to model democracy in education for the 18 year-old students who choose to enter my program as their first college experience. I'm proud to say, with the inspiration from my professors at BU, that I enjoy my life and my craft!"

Andra Serban

Combining Mentorship and Management

Andra Serban '13
School of Management 
Management - Organizational Behavior and Leadership

Assistant Professor, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

"Studying at BU has been a truly wonderful experience! I am grateful to have had the chance to learn from and work with academics who are very passionate about their research and who have offered me and my colleagues constant intellectual and personal support. Throughout my four years at BU, I felt Binghamton has been a truly nurturing environment, where faculty, students and administrative staff are pretty much like family. Being here has helped shape not only my career path, but also who I am and because of this, the link with BU is very important to me and I am always happy when I get the chance to come back and visit!"

Faisal Aqlan and President Harvey Stenger at Doctoral Hooding

Making a Science of Excellence

Faisal Aqlan '13
Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science
Industrial and Systems Engineering

Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University

"During my PhD studies, I worked at Innovation Associates Company and IBM Corporation under the collaboration program provided by the Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE). During this long-term internship, I finished several projects that resulted in business value, intellectual property, and research publications. Up to date, I have 15 journal papers (published/under review) and 10 conference papers published in highly reputed conferences and journals."