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Ph.D. Placements

In terms of our placements, the success of our graduate students speaks for itself. Below are most of the Ph.D.s produced over the past ten years; all positions are tenure-track unless otherwise noted.

Ph.D.s Awarded in 2017


Emily Baldys, Millersville University
Directors: Nicholas Joukovsky and Robert Lougy

Michelle Huang, Northwestern University
Directors: Tina Chen and Susan Squier

Kyle King, Penn State-Altoona
Director: Debra Hawhee

Laura Vrana, Rutgers University (postdoc)
Director: Aldon Nielsen


Ph.D.s Awarded in 2016


Laura Brown, Iowa State University
Director: Cheryl Glenn

Sara DiCaglio, Texas A & M University
Director: Susan Squier

Joshua DiCaglio, Texas A & M University
Director: Richard Doyle

Abraham Foley, University of Exeter, UK
Director: Jonathan Eburne

Jo Hsu, University of Arkansas
Director: Debra Hawhee

Justin Mellette, Auburn University (postdoc)
Director: Aldon Nielsen

Krista Quesenberry, Albion College (visiting assistant professor)
Director: Susan Squier

 

Ph.D.s Awarded in 2015


Paul Zajac, McDaniel College
Director: Patrick Cheney

Robert Volpicelli, Randolph-Macon College
Director: Janet Lyon

Julian Fung, PSU - Multimedia Specialist with Cyberscience
Director: Robert Hume

Bethany Ober Mannon, Old Dominion University
Director: James West

Robert Birdwell, Michigan State University - Post Doc
Director: Michael Anesko

Tyler Roeger, Loyola University - Chicago
Director: Hester Blum

 

Ph.D.s Awarded in 2014


Patricia Gael, Addepar, Mountain View CA (Non-academic Position)
Director: Robert Hume

Sarah Summers, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Director: Cheryl Glenn

Geffrey Davis, University of Arkansas
Director: Jeffrey Nealon

Jacob Hughes, The Upper School - Berkeley Carroll School
Director: Nicholas Joukovsky

Sarah Salter, Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi
Directors: Robert Caserio and Christopher Castiglia

Joshua Smith, The Ellis School - The Upper School of English Instruction
Director: Garrett Sullivan

Joshua Tendler, Freudigman & Billings, Westport CT
Director: Christopher Castiglia

 

Ph.D.s Awarded in 2013


Leah Orr, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Director: Robert Hume

Katie Owens-Murphy, University of Northern Alabama
Directors: Kit Hume / Robert Caserio

Mark Sturges, St. Lawrence University
Director: Ian Marshall

Gabriel Ford, Davidson College, (Visiting Faculty)
Director: Robert Edwards

Alexandria Lockett, Spelman College
Director: Richard Doyle

 

Ph.D.s Awarded in 2012


Emily Sharpe, Keene State University
Director: Janet Lyon

Heather Adams, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Director: Cheryl Glenn

Ryan Hackenbracht, Texas Tech University
Director: Laura Knoppers

William Woolfitt, Lee University
Director: Linda Selzer

Mahpiua-Luis Deas, Lincoln University
Director: Aldon Nielsen

Michael Faris, Texas Tech University
Director: Stuart Selber

Gregory Pierrot, University of Connecticut - Stamford
Director: Aldon Nielsen

Sarah Birge, Rice University (Fixed Term)
Director: Susan Squier

Michael New, Keene State University (Fixed Term)
Director: Aldon Nielsen

Eric Norton, Marymount University
Director: Christopher Castiglia

David Spielman, Vanderbilt University
Director: Robert Hume

 

Ph.D.s Awarded in 2011


David Green, Howard University
Director: Keith Gilyard

Ersula Ore, Arizona State University
Director: Keith Gilyard

Andrew Pilsch, Texas A&M University
Director: Richard Doyle

Jeffrey Gonzalez, Montclaire State University
Director: Kit Hume

Ryan Croft, University of Wyoming (Visiting Faculty)
Director: Marcy North

Julius Lobo, Loyola Blakefield High School
Directors: Robin Schulze & Mark Morrisson

Sarah Breckenridge Wright, Duquesne University
Director: Robert Edwards

Shawna Ross, Texas A&M University
Director: Janet Lyon

Brandy Scalise, University of Kentucky (Visiting Faculty)
Directors: Jack Selzer and Cheryl Glenn

Katherine Cleland, Virginia Tech University
Director: Patrick Cheney

Sean Moiles, Leggett School, PreK-12 / Private
Director: Kit Hume

 

Ph.D.s Awarded in 2010


Phyllisa DeRoze, United Arab Emirates University, Dubai
Director: Iyunolu Osagie

Giuseppina Iacono Lobo, Loyola University
Director: Laura Knoppers

Chad Schrock, Lee University
Director: Robert Edwards

Michelle Smith, Clemson University
Director: Cheryl Glenn

 

Ph.D.s Awarded in 2009


Abram Anders, University of Minnesota - Duluth
Director: Rich Doyle

Kevin Browne, Long Island University
Director: Keith Gilyard

Antonio Ceraso, DePaul University
Director: Rich Doyle

Amy Clukey, University of Louisville
Director: Janet Lyon

Ashley Marshall, University of Nevada - Reno
Director: Robert Hume

Niamh O'Leary, Xavier University
Director: Garrett Sullivan

Stacey Sheriff, Colby College
Director: Cheryl Glenn

 

Ph.D.s Awarded in 2008


Robert Bleil, College of Coastal Georgia
Director: James West, III

John Hruschka, Penn College of Technology
Director: James West, III

Kelly Innes, Software Developer, Philadelphia PA (non-academic position)
Director: Robert Caserio

Jenell Johnson, University of Wisconsin
Director: Susan Squier

Lindsay Jones, Penn State-Fayette
Director: Robert Edwards

Jill Treftz, Marshall University
Director: Nicholas Joukovsky

Carissa Turner Smith, Charleston Southern University
Director: Deborah Clarke

Shannon Walters, Temple University
Director: Susan Squier

Christopher White, Governor's State University
Director: Sanford Schwartz

Rochelle Zuck, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Director: Carla Mulford

Lissette Szwydky, University of Arkansas
Director: Paul Youngquist

 

Ph.D.s Awarded in 2007


Timothy Arner, Grinnell College
Director: Robert Edwards

Matt Newcomb, SUNY-New Paltz
Director: Jack Selzer

Steele Nowlin, Hamden-Sydney College
Director: Robert Edwards

Stephen Schneider, University of Louisville
Director: Keith Gilyard

Dustin Stegner, Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo
Director: Patrick Cheney

Carissa Turner Smith, Charleston Southern University
Director: Deborah Clarke

 

Ph.D.s Awarded in 2006


Aesha Adams, Self-employed
Director: Elaine Richardson

Herschel Conner, University of South Florida-St. Petersburg
Director: Rich Doyle

Timothy Donovan, University of Northern Florida
Director: Rich Doyle

Cecil “Jay” Jordan, University of Utah
Director:  Keith Gilyard

Elizabeth Mazzolini, SUNY - Buffalo
Director: Jeffrey Nealon

Chaunda McDavis, Auburn University at Montgomery
Director: Aldon Nielsen

Jeffrey Pruchnic, Wayne State University
Director: Rich Doyle

Marika Seigel, Michigan Technical University
Director: Susan Squier

Scott Wible, University of Maryland
Director: Cheryl Glenn

 

Ph.D.s Awarded in 2005


Andy Alexander, Castleton State College
Director: Jack Selzer

Megan Brown, Drake University
Director: Susan Squier

Youngsuk Chae, University of North Carolina, Pembroke
Director: Carla Mulford

Holly Flint, University of Alabama, Huntsville
Director: Kit Hume

Jordynn Jack, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Director: Cheryl Glenn

Melissa Littlefield, University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana
Director: Susan Squier

Jodie Nicotra, University of Idaho
Director: Rich Doyle

Vorris Nunley, University of California, Riverside
Director: Keith Gilyard

Hiewon Shin, North Greenville University
Director: Linda Woodbridge

 

Ph.D.s Awarded in 2004


Jeremiah Dyehouse, University of Rhode Island
Director: Rich Doyle

Valerie Hanson, Philadelphia University
Director: Rich Doyle

Howard Ramsby, University of Southern Illinois, Edwardsville
Directors: Keith Gilyard & Bernard Bell

Daniel Smith, University of Texas - Austin
Director: Jeffrey Nealon

Catharine Thomas, Georgia Gwinnett College
Director: Linda Woodbridge

Emily Van Dette, SUNY Fredonia
Director: Robert Burkholder

 

Ph.D.s Awarded in 2003


Marco Abel, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Director: Kit Hume

Adam Banks, Stanford University
Director: Keith Gilyard

Elisha Bershero-Bondar, University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg
Director: Nicholas Joukovsky

Jessica Enoch, University of Maryland
Director: Cheryl Glenn

Mark Longaker, University of Texas at Austin
Director: Marie Secor

Eric Lorentzen, Mary Washington University
Director: Robert Lougy

Cedrick May, University of Texas - Arlington
Director: Carla Mulford

 

Ph.D.s Awarded in 2002


Dana Anderson, University of Indiana
Director: Jack Selzer

Elizabeth Archuleta, University of Utah
Director: Carla Mulford

Elizabeth Heard, Harold Washington University - Chicago
Director: Robert Hume

Ylce Irizarry, University of South Florida
Director: Kit Hume

John Muckelbauer, University of South Carolina
Directors: Jeffrey Nealon & Rich Doyle

Ryan Netzley, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Director: Linda Woodbridge

Jillian Smith, University of North Florida
Director: Susan Squier

Vidhya Swaminathan, Long Island University
Director: Robert Hume

 

Ph.D.s Awarded in 2001


Beth Capo, Illinois College
Director: Deborah Clarke

Mark T. Decker, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Director: Michael Anesko

Colin Fewer, Purdue University at Calumet
Director: Robert Edwards

Brent Henze, East Carolina University
Director: Jack Selzer

Jeffrey Karnicky, Drake University
Director: Rich Doyle

David Kress, University of Maine
Director: Jeffrey Nealon

Harvey Quaman, University of Alberta
Director: Susan Squier

Lisa Roney, University of Central Florida
Director: Susan Squier

Gregory Semenza, University of Connecticut
Director: Linda Woodbridge

Wendy Sharer, East Carolina University
Director: Cheryl Glenn

Julie Vedder, West Virginia University
Director: Susan Squier

Angela Vietto, Eastern Illinois University
Director: Carla Mulford