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
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.