Job Placement

For a description of the ways in which the department assists graduate students seeking academic employment, see the final appendix, “Placement,” in the Philosophy Graduate Program Requirements handbook.

Listed below are recent initial tenure-track jobs (or, at institutions that do not have tenure, academic jobs with no fixed term) and some non-academic jobs obtained by our recent Ph.D.s. The years listed are those in which the jobs were obtained, which are not always the same as those of graduation. In a few cases updates are added to the listings, but this is unsystematic, with no pretense of completeness.

2018
  • Jonathon Hricko, Education Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
  • Nicholas Tebben, Towson University
  • Lisa Ievers, Mathematics Teacher, Morristown-Beard School, Morristown, NJ
2017
  • Marianna Bergamaschi Ganapini, Union College
  • John Waterman, University of New England
  • John Brandau, Assistant to the Dean, School of Computer, Mathematical & Natural Sciences, Morgan State University
  • Jady Hsin, Honors Attorney, US Dept. of Labor
  • Josef Simpson, Academic Advising, Catholic University of America
2015
  • Jeffrey Maynes, St. Lawrence University
2014
  • Michael Hicks, Miami University (Ohio)
  • Bryan Miller, National Academies of Science: Institute of Medicine (now Research Consultant, The Advisory Board, Washington, DC)
  • Lt.-Gen. Jim Dubik, Professor in the Practice, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service; also holds numerous military consulting positions
2013
  • Matthew Holtzman, St. John’s College, Annapolis
  • Ru-Yu (Karen) Yan, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
  • Aaron Smith, Ayn Rand Institute
2001-2012 Tenure-track & Non-academic Jobs Obtained

2012

Patrick Leland, Loyola University (New Orleans)
Marius Stan, Boston College
Derek Leben, University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

2011

Victor DiFate, Spring Hill College (Alabama)
Ana Diaz, Montana State University, Billings

2010

Oliver Thorndike, Koç University (Istanbul)
Eric Morton, Georgia Perimeter College

2009

Linda Brown, Yeshiva University
Girard Brenneman, Thammasat University (Thailand)

2008

David Jones, The College of St. Catherine (Minnesota)

2007

Stuart Gluck, Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University
Vaughn Huckfeldt, University of South Dakota

2006

Mary Berk, Microsoft Corporation
Nate Bowditch, American University, Cairo (Now Dean, LIU Post College of Liberal Arts & Sciences)
Sybol Cook-Anderson, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Crystal L’Hote, St. Michael’s College (Vermont)

2005

Michael Garral, CUNY Lehman
Ray Rennard, University of the Pacific (California)

2004

Graham Finlay, University College Dublin
Greg Morgan, Spring Hill College (Now at Stevens Institute of Technology)
John Uglietta, Grand Valley State University (Michigan)

2003

Daniel Calcutt, University of North Florida
Christopher Grau, Florida International University (Now at Clemson University)
Lisa Lehmann, Harvard Medical School
Jill Rusin, Wilfrid Laurier University (Ontario)

2002

Tim Challans, Ft. Leavenworth (Kentucky)
Mark Rigstad, Oakland University (Michigan)
Christine Sorrell Dinkins, Wofford College (South Carolina)

2001

John Partridge, Wheaton College (Massachusetts)
Chuck Ward, Millersville University (Pennsylvania)

Current full-time temporary or other non-tenure-track academic positions

The following department Ph.D.s currently hold full-time temporary or other non-tenure-track academic positions (at institutions that have tenure):

2017
  • Arash Abazari, Institute for Research in Fundamental Science (Tehran) – 3-year research position
2016
  • Pavle Stojanovic, Miami University (Ohio)
  • Cherie McGill, Boston College

In addition to those listed above, fourteen people completed the PhD in the department after 2000. Of these, three hold adjunct academic positions and are seeking full-time permanent academic employment. One went to law school.