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
Michael Strickland: Assistant Professor, Department of English, Christendom College (Front Royal, VA)

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)

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

Mary Cuff: Gilson Postdoctoral Fellow, St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto
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)

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

Colleen Weir: Lecturer in Department of English, The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Kristen Wright: Manager and Change Management & Communication Practice Lead, Evans Incorporated (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: Assistant Professor, Department of English, Emmanuel Christian College (Franklin Springs, GA)
Erica Steakley: Director of Development and Advancement, The Country School (Nashville, TN)

Brian Chappell: Faculty in American Literature, Bard High School Early College DC (Bard DC) 
Rebecca Vaccaro: English Faculty, Bishop Ireton High School (Alexandria, VA)
Edmund Walsh: Writing Specialist, National Defense University (Washington, DC)

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

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

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

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)

Bridget Brennan: Associate Professor, Prince George's Community College
Colette Epple: Assistant Professor of English, Ursuline College
Monica Jacobe: Director of Academic Support Services, Moravian College

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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