Recent Placements, Catholic University Ph.D. Program in English

Below is a list of graduates of the Ph.D. Program and their most recent positions. For more information, please contact the Director of Job Placement, Dr. Taryn Okuma.

Current Students
Bethany Besteman, Professional Writing Tutor, United States Naval Academy Writing Center
Wesley Rothman, Adjunct Instructor, Writing Program, Loyola University Chicago
Jessica Schnepp, Administrative Assistant at the National Endowment for the Humanities
Michael Strickland: Assistant Professor, Department of English, Christendom College (Front Royal, VA)
Ryan Wilson: Adjunct Professor of English, The Catholic University of America; Journal Editor, Literary Matters

2019-2020
Sister Mary Edith Humphries, O.P.: Assistant Professor of English and Director of Student Learning Services and Student Affairs, Aquinas College (Nashville, TN)
Sister Maria Frassati Jakupcak, O.P.: English Faculty, Marin Catholic High School (Kentfield, CA)
Nancy Furey Michael: Adjunct Professor, Department of English, Northern Virginia Community College (Annandale, VA)

2018-19
Elizabeth Bloch, Adjunct Faculty, English Department, University of Dallas
Joseph Boyne: Assistant Professor of English, Tulsa Community College-Southeast Campus
Andrew Calis: English Faculty, Archbishop Spaulding High School (Severn, MD)
Benjamin Djain: Professorial Lecturer in the Writing Program, American University
Sarah Wilson: Associate Professor of English, Northern Virginia Community College (Alexandria, VA)

2017-18
Emily Alianello: Lecturer, English Department, The Catholic University of America
Mary Cuff: Director, Euro Home Ed
Xiaofang Huang: Adjunct Instructor, School of Professional and Extended Studies, American University (Washington, DC)
Jeffrey Peters: Freelance Writer and Political Consultant; Office Manager, The Association of Literary Critics, Scholars, and Writers (Washington, DC)

2016-17
Angela Geosits: Lecturer in Writing, Department of English, Howard University
Noah Jampol: Assistant Professor, Department of English, The City University of New York - Bronx Community College
Ashley Kniss: Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Stevenson University
Katherine LeNotre: Instructor of Composition, Ave Maria University
Shaun Stiemsma: Associate Professor of English, Dordt College

2015-16
Colleen Weir: Lecturer in Department of English, The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Kristen Wright: Associate Director, Guidehouse (Washington, DC)
Kathleen Sullivan: Assistant Professor, Department of English, Christendom College (Front Royal, VA)
Mollie Crisp-Rugila: Language Arts Faculty, John Hanson Middle School (Waldorf, MD)
Michael Manglitz: English Faculty, St. Anselm's Abbey School (Washington, DC)
Christopher Pipkin: Associate Professor, Department of English, Emmanuel College (Franklin Springs, GA)
Erica Steakley: Operations Manager, Templeton Academy (Nashville, TN)

2014-15
Brian Chappell: Faculty in American Literature, Bard High School Early College DC (Bard DC) 
Rebecca Vaccaro: Adjunct Faculty, Literature & Languages, Marymount University
Edmund Walsh: Writing Specialist, National Defense University (Washington, DC)

2013-14
Brooks Lampe: Assistant Professor of English and Associate Director of the Academic Resource Center, George Fox University
Celeste Barker Bright: Managing Editor, Newman Studies Journal at the National Institute for Newman Studies
Marisa Pierson: Instructor in English, Benedictine College
Marcel Brown: Dean and Co-Founder of The Alcuin Institute for Catholic Culture, a Ministry of the Diocese of Tulsa & Eastern OK
Candace Hill: Assistant Professor of English, Anne Arundel Community College

2012-13
Kevin Farrell: Associate Professor, Department of English, Radford University Carilion (Radford, VA)
Nelly Lambert: Faculty in American Literature, Bard High School Early College DC (Bard DC) 
Joan Romano Shifflett: Writing Center Director and Instructor, United States Naval Academy
Katherine Wilson: Senior Lecturer in Writing and Associate Chair of the Department of Literature, American University

2011-12
Michael Moir: Associate Professor of English, Georgia Southwestern State University
Margaret McKenzie: Assistant Professor of English, Ohlone College (Fremont, CA)
Kevin Rulo: Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of the Writing and Rhetoric Program and the University Writing Center, The Catholic University of America

2010-11
Sean Lewis: Associate Professor of English, Mount St. Mary's University
Megan Caughron: English Faculty and Department Chair, Archbishop O'Hara High School (Kansas City, MO)

2009-10
Bridget Brennan: Associate Professor, Prince George's Community College
Colette Epple: Assistant Professor of English, Ursuline College
Monica Jacobe: Assistant Dean, Academic Advising and Support, Moravian College

2008-09
Lily Corwin: English Instructor, Virginia Western Community College
L. Michelle Baker: Conservation Writing Pro (Martinsburg, WV) 

2007-08
Sandra Hiortdahl: Associate Professor of English, Northeast State Community College
Charlotte Robidoux: Senior Content Strategy Manager, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (Boston, MA)
John F. Hussey: Special Assistant to Maritime Administrator / Fiction Writer (Washington, DC)

2006-07
Mary Ives Thompson: Professor of English, Sussex County Community College (NJ)

2005-06
Andrea Harbin: Associate Professor, SUNY-Cortland
Lisa Marie Le Blanc: Associate Professor of English and Honors Program Director, Anna Marie College
Magdalena Maczynska: Associate Professor of English and World Literatures, Marymount Manhattan College
Joseph Edward Marshall: Senior Communications Lead, Information Innovators, Inc. (Washington, DC)
Benjamin Opipari: Persuasive Matters (Washington, DC), Freelance Writer, The Washington Post
Kristina Phillips: Freelance Graphic Designer (Nashville, TN)

2004-05
Christopher K Coffman: Senior Lecturer, Humanities, Boston University
Christopher Crane: Senior Lecturer in English, University of Maryland, College Park
Nicholas P Macaluso: Associate Professor, Eastern New Mexico University, Roswell Campus
Joseph R McCleary: Executive Director of Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School (Boston, MA)
Monica Mische: Associate Professor, Montgomery College (Rockville, MD)
Thomas Wayne Stanford: Associate Professor and Editor of Faith & Reason, Christendom College
Kathleen M Vandenberg: Senior Lecturer in Rhetoric, Boston University

2003-04
Charles J Ewers: Lecturer in Environmental Studies, Salisbury University / Professor Emeritus of English, Frostburg State University
Susanna E. Kelly: Professor and Chair of General Education, Kendall College of Art and Design at Ferris State University (MI)
Meghan P. Wentland: Instructor, University of Hartford / Instructor, Middlesex Community College (CT)

2002-03
Chad Engbers: Professor, Department of English, Calvin College
Pamela Ward: Writing Center Instructor, United States Naval Academy