Alero Akporiaye MA’10, PhD’14

Work hard, challenge yourself, and do not be afraid to take constructive risks.

Home: Lewiston, Maine

UT Dallas Degree: MA – Public Policy, 2010 and PhD – Public Policy & Political Economy, 2014
Profession: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Politics at Bates College

My Work

I am teaching international politics courses and supervising students working on their senior theses. I have research interests in the politics of foreign investments, political risk and multinational corporations, corporate social responsibility, energy politics and trade.

Honors/accolades, additional degrees received, and/or previous work/positions held

I was a legislative research intern at the Arizona state Senate in the K-12 and Higher Education committees during the 2005 legislative session.

The Value of My Degree

I was fortunate to have an excellent advisor in Patrick Brandt and great mentorship from Clint Peinhardt, Jennifer Holmes and Linda Camp-Keith. They prepared me and gave me confidence to begin an academic career.

My EPPS Success

Hard work, great guidance from supportive faculty and self-motivation.

Advice for EPPS Students

Work hard, challenge yourself and do not be afraid to take constructive risks.