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 graduate student handbook.

Tenure-Track and Non-Academic Positions

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.


  • Genco Guralp,  San Diego State University


  • Patrick O’Donnell, Oakton Community College, Chicago
  • Josh McBee, Climate Advisers


  • 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
  • Adam Reid, Policy analyst, Canadian Coast Guard/Fisheries & Oceans Canada
2001-2017 Tenure-Track and Non-Academic Positions


  • 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
  • Cherie McGill, Assistant Professor of the Practice and DUS, Boston College


  • Jeffrey Maynes, St. Lawrence University


  • 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


  • Matthew Holtzman, St. John’s College, Annapolis
  • Ru-Yu (Karen) Yan, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
  • Aaron Smith, Ayn Rand Institute


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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)


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


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

Full-Time Temporary or 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):


  • Seunghwan Baek — Myongji University and Gangneung-Wonju National University, South Korea; Instructor
  • Alexander Englert – Princeton University, Center for Human Values; Postdoctoral Research Associate in Philosophy and Religion


  • Anton Kabeshkin, Potsdam University, Germany – wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, 3-year position
  • David Lindeman, Georgetown University – Assistant Teaching Professor, 3-year position
  • Tara Gilligan, Women and Gender Studies, Lafayette College – Visiting Assistant Professor (but effectively a permanent position)
  • Tom Wilk, Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy, Widener University


  • Arash Abazari, Institute for Research in Fundamental Science (Tehran) – 3-year research position

In addition to those listed above, 16 people completed the PhD in the department after 2000. Of these, five hold adjunct academic positions and are seeking full-time permanent academic employment. One went to law school.