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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 2016

Sara DiCaglio, Texas A & M University

Director: Susan Squier

Joshua DiCaglio, Texas A & M University

Director: Richard Doyle

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 Alaska - Anchorage

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, Marist College

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

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: Professor Keith Gilyard

Elizabeth Mazzolini, SUNY - Buffalo

Director: Professor 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

Keith Gibson, Unknown

Directors: Jack Selzer & Cheryl Glenn

Lester Knotts, Director of a private ministry

Director: Keith Gilyard

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