Job Placement

The goal of most students acquiring an English PhD focusing on Literary Studies, Composition and Rhetoric, or English Language and Linguistics is seeking a college or university teaching career. The Department of English has an active Job Placement Committee ready to advise and mentor graduate students as they prepare to compete successfully on the academic job market. The Job Placement Committee assists students in the preparation of all materials--such as the CV, dissertation abstract, a writing sample, and a teaching portfolio--necessary for applying for academic positions. In addition to one-on-one counseling and advising, the Committee arranges “mock” interviews in order to prepare students for the kinds of questions they will face from potential employers. As the job search process moves into the on-campus interview phase, students are given the opportunity to try out job lectures and pedagogical presentations before a friendly audience of fellow graduate students and faculty.

The work of the Placement Committee complements other departmental activities designed to “professionalize” graduate students. These events include brown bag discussions about attending professional conferences; publishing opportunities; issues in pedagogy; and navigating the transition from graduate school to your first job.

All PhDs and faculty in the English Department have access to the on-line MLA Job Information List that appears on the Association of Departments of English website under the JIL tab. You will find lists of recent PhD job placements below.

Further inquiries regarding placement should be directed to the Director of Graduate Studies or to the co-chairs of the Job Placement Committee.

Lisa H. Cooper
(lhcooper@wisc.edu)
Chair, Job Placement Committee

Job Recipients

Edited 10/16/2017

Sarah Dimick (2017-LS)

Mellon-Kaplan Postdoc in Environmental Studies
Postdoc


Leigh Elion (2017-CR)

University of California, Santa Barbara
Lecturer


Devin Garofalo (2017-LS)

Florida Atlantic University
Assistant Professor of English(TT)


Lenora Hanson (2017-LS)

New York University
Assistant Professor of Romanticism


Rachel Herzl-Betz (2017-LS)

Nevada State College
Assistant Director of the Writing Center


Amy Kahrmann Huseby (2017-LS)

Florida International University
Lecturer


Nathan Jandl (2016-LS)

UW-Madison, Office of Sustainability
Communications Director


Victor Lenthe (2017-LS)

Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey


Jennifer MacLure (2017-LS)

Kent State University
Assistant Professor


Zachary Marshall (2017-LS)

Greenville College, Illinois
Instructor of Composition


Kimberly Moreland (2017-CR)

University of North Texas, Denton
Writing Center Director


Rev. 02/28/2017

Anupam Basu (2011-LS)

Washington University
Tenured


Mattie Burkert (2016-LS)

Tepper School of Business - Carnegie Mellon University
Assistant Teaching Professor


Ruben Casas (2016-CR)

California State University at Fresno
Assistant Professor (TT)


Yoon Young Choi (2012-LS)

Dongduk Women's University, Seoul, Korea
Professor (TT)


Christopher Earle (2016-CR)

University of Nevada-Reno
Assistant Professor


Sarah Groeneveld (2014-LS)

Augsburg College, Minneapolis
Assistant Professor (TT)


Manuel Herrero-Puertas (LS-2016)

New York Institute of Technology
Nanjing, China
Assistant Professor


Lisa Hollenbach (2016-LS)

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Assistant Professor (TT)


Sarah Iovan (LS-2013)

Newberry Library, Chicago
Postdoc Fellow (2016-17)


Katie Lanning (2016-LS)

UW-Madison
Postdoc Teaching Fellow (2016-17)


Elisabeth Miller (2016-CR)

University of Nevada-Reno
Assistant Professor (TT)


Leah Misemer (2016-LS)

UW-Madison
Lecturer


Adedoyin Ogunfeyimi (2016-CR)

Dartmouth College
Senior Lecturer


Duaa Salameh (2012-LS)

University of Jordan, Jordan
Assistant Professor of English


Leah Sinsheimer (2016-LS)

UW-Madison
Lecturer


Heather Swan (2015-LS)

UW-Madison
Lecturer


Christopher Syrnyk (2016-CR)

Oregon Institute of Technology
Assistant Professor of Communication (TT)


Sharon Yam (2016-CR)

University of Kentucky
Assistant Professor (TT)


Blaire Zeiders (2013-LS)

Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia
Assistant Professor (TT)


Rev. 11/6/2015

Seth Abramson (Dissertator-LS)

University of New Hampshire
Assistant Professor of English (TT)


Clara Burke (2013-LS)

Tepper School of Business - Carnegie Mellon University
Assistant Teaching Professor


Rachel Carrales (Dissertator-CR)

Madison College
Faculty Member (FT)


Jessica Citti (2015-LS)

Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Writing Skills Specialist / Writing Center Coordinator


Emily Clark (2013-LS)

Center for the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Associate Director


Thomas Dancer (2011-LS)

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor (TT)


Catherine DeRose (Dissertator-LS)

Yale University
Engagement and Outreach Manager for Yale Digital Humanities Lab


Michael Dimmick (2015-CR)

University of Houston-Downtown
Assistant Professor of English (TT)


Gabriella Ekman (2014-LS)

Uppsala University-Gotland, Sweden
Lecturer


Sarah Groeneveld (2014-LS)

Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania - Environmental Studies Program
Visiting Assistant Professor


Matthew Hooley (2011-LS)

Tufts University
Visiting Assistant Professor


Alainya Kavaloski (2015-LS)

SUNY-Canton
Assistant Professor of English (TT)


Bahareh Lampert (2008-LS)

University of Chicago
Academic Advisor


Donna Lisker (1996-LS)

Smith College
Dean of the College


Emily Madsen (2015-LS)

University of Wisconsin-Baraboo
Lecturer


Megan Massino (2015-LS)

Center for the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Assistant Director of Scholarly and Academic Programs


Robert McAlear (2010-LS)

CUNY - Queensborough Community College
Assistant Professor


Kevin Mullen (2014-LS)

Division of Continuing Studies - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Assistant Director


Mary Mullen (2011-LS)

Villanova University
Assistant Professor of English, affiliated faculty Irish Studies


Ammar Naji (2015-LS)

Colorado College
Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature


Michelle Niemann (2014-LS)

UCLA - Environmental Studies
Mellon Sawyer Postdoc (extended additional year)


Nancy Reddy (2015-CR)

Stockton University
Assistant Professor of Writing and First Year Studies (TT)


Nancy Simpson-Younger (2013-LS)

Pacific Lutheran University
Assistant Professor of English (TT)


Karolyn Steffens (2014-LS)

Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Kentucky
Assistant Professor (permanent)


Trini Stickle (Dissertator-ELL)

Western Kentucky University
Assistant Professor of English (TT)


Morgan Strawn (2013-LS)

La Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi School, NYC
Instructor


Heather Swan (2015-LS)

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of English
Lecturer


Andrea Kaston Tange (2000-LS)

Macalester College
Professor


Rebecca Tarsa (2015-CR)

Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., Allen K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric
Lecturer (permanent)


Christa Tiernan (2014-LS)

Iowa State University
Director of the Writing and Media Center


Anne Wheeler (2015-CR)

Springfield College, Springfield, Massachusetts
Assistant Professor of Composition/Rhetoric & Writing Program Director (TT)


Marshelle Woodward (2015-LS)

College of Saint Rose
Assistant Professor of English (TT)


Jack Dudley 
Contemporary                                  
Mount Saint Mary’s University, Assistant Professor (TT)

Tim Johnson             
Composition-Rhetoric                      
University of Louisville, Assistant Professor (TT)

Aline Lo                     
20th/21st century diaspora    
Allegheny College, Assistant Professor (TT)

Peter Mayshle           
Composition-Rhetoric                      
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Assistant Professor (TT)

Chris McVey               
Contemporary                                  
Boston University Writing Program, Lecturer (FT)

Michelle Niemann     
20th/21st century American                      
UCLA, Mellon-Sawyer Post-Doc

Jessie Reeder             
19th century British                                    
Binghamton University, Assistant Professor (TT)

Becky Soares             
19th century British                                    
Arizona State University, Honors College, Assistant Professor (VAP)

Eric Vivier                 
Early Modern                                    
Mississippi State University, Assistant Professor (TT)

Cydney Alexis                       
Composition-Rhetoric                      
Kansas State University, Assistant Professor (TT)

Ben Beier                 
Early Modern                                                
Washburn University, Assistant Professor (TT)

Rush Daniel               
Composition-Rhetoric                      
Tennessee State University, Assistant Professor (TT)

Veronika Drake         
English Language & Linguistics      
Saginaw Valley State University, Assistant Professor (TT)

David Aitchison

North Central College
Visiting Assistant Professor


Cydney Alexis (PhD 2012-CR)

Rowan University, NJ
Assistant Professor (TT)


Benjamin Beier (PhD 2013-LS)

Washburn University
Assistant Professor (TT) 


Yoon-Young Choi (Dissertator-LS)

Yonsei University


Emily Clark (PhD 2013-LS)

UW-Milwaukee, 21st Century Studies (C21)
Deputy Director


James Rushing Daniel (PhD 2012-CR)

Tennessee State University
Assistant Professor (TT)


Heather Carroll (PhD 2013-ELL)

UW-Madison, Department of English
Lecturer


Veronicka Drake (PhD 2013-ELL)

Saginaw Valley State University
Assistant Professor (TT)


John "Jack" Dudley (PhD 2013-LS)

Loyola University
Visiting Assistant Professor


Claire Falck (PhD 2012-LS)

Rowan University, NJ
Assistant Professor (TT)


Todd Goddard (PhD 2013-LS)

Utah Valley University
Assistant Professor (TT)


Summer Harrison (PhD 2012-LS)

Drew University, NJ
Assistant Professor (TT)


Melanie Hoftyzer (PhD 2012-CR)

UW-Madison, School of Business
Lecturer


Matthew Hooley (PhD 2011-LS)

Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX
Assistant Professor (TT)


Timothy Johnson (Dissertator-CR)

Roger Williams University
Visiting Assistant Professor


Justin Kolb (PhD 2010-LS)

American University, Cairo, Egypt
Assistant Professor (TT)


Joanna Lackey (PhD 2013-LS)

SUNY Rockland CC
Instructor


Baharah Lampert (PhD 2008-LS)

Portland State University
Visiting Assistant Professor


Aline Lo (PhD 2013-LS)

UW-Madison, Lecturer, Asian American Studies
UW-Milwaukee, Lecturer, English


Christopher Maslanka (PhD 2012-LS)

Marquette University
Visiting Assistant Professor


Antonia Massa-Macleod (PhD 2013-CR)

Eastern Oregon University
Visiting Assistant Professor


Leah Mirakhor (PhD 2011-LS)

Wooster College, OH
Assistant Professor


Mary Mullen (PhD 2011-LS)

Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX
Assistant Professor (TT)


Nancy Simpson-Younger (Dissertator-LS)

Luther College
Assistant Instructor


Jessie Oak Taylor (PhD 2010-LS)

University of Washington
Assistant Professor (TT)


Christa Tiernan (Dissertator-LS)

UW-Eau Claire
Assistant Director of the Center for Writing Excellence, Lecturer


Stillman "Steel" Wagstaff (Dissertator-LS)

UW-Madison, Learning Support
Instructional Technology Consultant


Cydney Alexis (PhD 2012)

University of Denver
Lecturer


Yoon-Young Choi (Dissertator-LS)

Ehwa University and Seoul University


Anupam Basu (PhD 2011)

Washington University, St. Louis
Postdoctoral Fellow


Thomas Dancer (PhD 2012)

Ohio University
Assistant Professor of English
Literature


James Rushing Daniel (PhD 2012)

University of Texas-Tyler
Visiting Assistant Professor


Tessa Lowinske Desmond

Harvard University
Program Administrator for the Committee on Ethnic Studies


Robert Emmett (PhD 2009)

Rachel Carson Center, Munich, Germany
Director of Academic Programs


Summer Harrison (PhD 2012)

University of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Lecturer


J. Ereck Jarvis (PhD 2012)

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Lecturer


Justin Johnston (PhD 2012)

SUNY Stony Brook
Assistant Professor


Andrew Karr

University of Wisconsin-Marathon County
Writing Center Director


Krista Kauffman (PhD 2009)

California Polytechnic State University
Assistant Professor of English


Aline Lo

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Lecturer


Lucienne Loh (PhD 2008)

University of Liverpool, England
Assistant Professor


Rebecca Lorimer (PhD 2012)

University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Assistant Professor


Christopher Maslanka (PhD 2012)

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Visiting Assistant Professor


Robert McAlear (PhD 2010)

University of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Assistant Professor of English and Writing Program Director


Ngugi Mukoma (PhD 2012)

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Assistant Professor


Mary Mullen (PhD 2011)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Deputy Director, Center for 21st Century Studies


Hai-Dang Phan (PhD 2012)

Grinnell College, Iowa
Assistant Professor


Sara Phillips (PhD 2012)

Wisconsin State Historical Society
Developmental Editor

David Stock (PhD 2012)

Brigham Young University
Assistant Professor of English


Christopher Syrnyk

Oregon Tech
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies


Joshua Taft (PhD 2012)

University of Central Missouri
Assistant Professor of English


Brian Williams (PhD 2011)

Tennessee Technological University
Assistant Professor


Maria Bibbs (PhD 2011)

Memphis College of Art
Assistant Professor (Tenure)


Julia Chavez (PhD 2008)

Saint Martin's University, Lacey, Washington
Assistant Professor (Tenure)


Beth Godbee (PhD 2011)

Marquette University
Assistant Professor (Tenure)


Justin Kolb (PhD 2010)

Oberlin College
Visiting Assistant Professor


Mark Lounibos (PhD 2011)

The Finlandia University Suomi College of Arts & Sciences
Assistant Professor (Tenure)


Matt Hooley (PhD 2011)

Wooster College
Visiting Assistant Professor


Barbara Kernan (PhD 2008)

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Tenure


Mary Mullen (PhD 2011)

Wooster College
Adjunct Professor


Kevin Piper (PhD 2011)

Madison College (MATC)
Faculty


Jacqueline Preston (PhD 2011)

Utah Valley University
Assistant Professor (Tenure)


Elizabeth Schewe (PhD 2011)

Northern Illinois University
Adjunct Professor


Jesse Taylor (PhD 2010)

University of Maryland
ACLS Postdoc Fellowship


Aarthi Vadde (PhD 2010)

Duke University
Assistant Professor (Tenure)


Brian Williams (PhD 2011)

Marquette University
Visiting Assistant Professor


Samaa Abdurraqib (PhD 2010)

Bowdoin College
Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies


Scot Barnett (PhD 2010)

Clemson University
Assistant Professor of English (Tenure)


Gwen Blume (PhD 2010)

Mansfield University
Assistant Professor (Tenure)


Julia Chavez (PhD 2008)

Marquette University
Assistant Professor


Carrie Connors (PhD 2010)

LaGuardia Community College CUNY
Assistant Professor of English (Tenure)


Robert Emmett (PhD 2009)

Honors College at UW-Milwaukee
Visiting Assistant Professor


Tim Glenn (PhD 2009)

Virginia Commonwealth University
Visiting Assistant Professor


Rik Hunter (PhD 2010)

St. John Fisher College
Assistant Professor (Tenure)


Sherry Johnson

Grand Valley State University
Assistant Professor (Tenure)


Justin Kolb (PhD 2010)

University of Minnesota-Morris
Visiting Assistant Professor


Bahara Lampert (PhD 2008)

Northwestern University
Visiting Assistant Professor


Timothy Laquintano (PhD 2010)

Lafayette College
Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of College Writing (Tenure)


Mark Lounibos (PhD 2010)

Madison Area Technical College
Lecturer


Katie Lynch (PhD 2010)

SUNY Rockland
Assistant Professor (Teaching and Writing Center Director) (Tenure)


Rob McAlear (PhD 2010)

Case Western Reserve
Lecturer


Mitch Nakaue

Notre Dame University
Visiting Specialist in Writing


Jason Siegel (PhD 2010)

UW Marathon County at Wausau
Lecturer


Michelle Sizemore (PhD 2010)

University of Kentucky
Assistant Professor (Tenure)


Brian O'Camb (PhD 2009)

Indiana University Northwest
Assistant Professor (Tenure)


Mira Shimabukuro (PhD 2009)

Highline Community College
Assistant Professor (reappointed to tenure track)


Jessie Taylor (PhD 2010)

Georgetown University
Lecturer


Jeanette Tran

New York University
Faculty Associate/Advisor


Aarthi Vadde (PhD 2010)

Harvard University
Post Doc, 1 to 2 years


Annette Vee (PhD 2010)

University of Pittsburgh
Assistant Professor (Tenure)


Kate Vieira (PhD 2010)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Assistant Professor (Tenure)


 



Mark Cantrell (PhD 2005)

Shepherd University
Assistant Professor of English in Poetry and Poetics (Tenure)


Matthew Capdevielle (PhD 2009)

University of Notre Dame
Director of Writing Center (Tenure)


Rasha Diab (PhD 2009)

University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing (Tenure)


Robert Emmett (PhD 2009)

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh


Travis Foster (PhD 2009)

College of Wooster
Assistant Professor of English (Tenure)


Katherine Gilbert (PhD 2009)

Drury University
Assistant Professor


Alastair Hunt

Portland State University
Assistant Professor of Romanticism (Tenure)


Kimberly Huth (2009)

Ithaca College
Professor of English


David Nunnery (PhD 2009)

University of Louisiana, Monroe
Assistant Professor (Tenure)


Matthew Oliver (PhD 2009)

Campbellsville University
(Tenure)


Lisa Photos (PhD 2008)

George Mason University


Michelle Sizemore (PhD 2009)

Edgewood College
Assistant Professor (Tenure)

 

David Ainsworth (PhD 2005)

University of Alabama
(Tenure)


Rachel Azima (PhD 2008)

Lawrence Technological University
(Tenure)


Alexandra Block

Bucknell University
(Tenure)


Julia Chavez (PhD 2008)

Marquette University
(Tenure)


Jason Cohen

Berea College
(Tenure)


Jonathan Ewell

University of Michigan
Postdoc


Jay Gates (PhD 2007)

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
(Tenure)


Daniel R. Gibbons

Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo
Lectureship


Michelle Gordon

University of Southern California, Los Angeles
(Tenure)


Ray Hsu

University of British Columbia
Postdoc


Krista Kauffman

Earlham College
One Year


Adam Koehler

Manhattan College
(Tenure)


Corey Mead

Baruch College (City University of New York)
(Tenure)


Elizabeth C. Miller (PhD 2003)

University of California, Davis
(Tenure)


Taryn Okuma

Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo
(Tenure)


Eric Pritchard

University of Texas at Austin
(Tenure)


John Riofrio

Penn State
(Tenure)


Janelle Schwartz

Loyola University
(Tenure)


Matthew Stratton (PhD 2005)

University of California, Davis
(Tenure)