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 Ph.D. Candidates in Permanent Positions
Sarah Wilson: Instructor in Writing and Rhetoric, University of Mississippi
Joseph Boyne: Assistant Professor of English, Tulsa Community College-Southeast Campus
Andrew Calis: English Faculty, Archbishop Spaulding High School (Severn, MD)

2017-18
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)

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: Senior Tutor and Associate Director of Curriculum Development, Marks Education (Bethesda, MD); Adjunct Instructor, Department of English, CUA

2015-16
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: English Faculty, Oakcrest School (McLean, 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)

2014-15
Brian Chappell: English Faculty, Georgetown Preparatory School (Washington, DC)
Rebecca Vaccaro: English Faculty, Bishop Ireton High School (Alexandria, VA)
Edmund Walsh: Writing Specialist, National Defense University (Washington, DC)

2013-14
Brooks Lampe: Assistant Professor of English and Writing Lab Director, 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: Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Nelly Lambert: Professor of English, Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Baltimore
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: Assistant Professor of English, Georgia Southwestern State University
Margaret McKenzie: Assistant Professor of English, Ohlone College (Fremont, CA)
Kevin Rulo: Clinical Assistant Professor of English and Director of the University Writing Center, The Catholic University of America

2010-11
Sean Lewis: Assistant 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: Associate Director, Institute of ESL & American Studies at The College of New Jersey

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 Chair of Humanities and Core, Anna Marie College
Magdalena Maczynska: Associate Professor, 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: Assistant Professor of 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 Chair, 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: Associate Professor and Co-Chair of English, Calvin College
Pamela Ward: Clinical Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Program, The Catholic University of America