English @ OU

Graduate Student Job Placements

The Ohio University Department of English is very proud to announce the successful job placements and continuing education of our graduate students. If you are a recent graduate of Ohio University's M.A. or Ph.D. programs in English, please keep the department updated on your whereabouts and accomplishments. Email us with any information.

Ph.D. Placements

2013

  • Melanie Lee, Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition
    Assistant Professor, University of Southern Indiana
  • Lydia McDermott, Ph.D, Rhetoric and Composition
    Assistant Professor, Whitman College

2012

  • Wendy Walker, Ph.D., Literature
    Professional Assistant Professor, Texas A&M Corpus Christi

2011

  • Bishnu Ghirimire, Ph.D., Literature
    Associate Professor, Alabama State University
  • Kate Nuernberger, Ph.D., Poetry
    Assistant Professor, University of Central Missouri
  • Joe Plicka, Ph.D., Fiction
    Associate Professor, Brigham Young University of Hawaii
  • Todd Snyder, Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition
    Assistant Professor, Siena College

2010

  • Nathan Shepley, Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition
    Assistant Professor, University of Houston

2009

  • Iver Arnegard, Ph.D., Creative Writing
    Assistant Professor, Colorado State University
  • Jaswinder Bolina, Ph.D., Poetry
    Assistant Professor, University of Miami
  • Don Dudding, Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition
    English Teacher, Southern Local Schools
  • Rachel Peckham, Ph.D., Creative Writing
    Assistant Professor, Marshall University
  • Paul Shovlin, Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition
    Assistant Professor, SUNY-Binghamton
  • Megan L. Titus, Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition
    Assistant Professor, Rider University

2008

  • Michelle Disler, Ph.D., Creative Nonfiction
    Assistant Professor, Creative Writing, Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Talinn Phillips, Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition
    Assistant Professor, Ohio University

2007

  • William Breeze, Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition
    Director, First Year Writing, Cleveland State University
  • Jennifer Pauley-Gose, Ph.D., Literature
    Assistant Professor, English and Humanities, Shawnee State University

2006

  • Jenny Dunning, Ph.D., Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
    Assistant Professor, St. Olaf College, MN

2005

  • John Pruitt, Ph.D., Literature
    Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Rock County
  • Lisa Stein, Ph.D., Literature
    Assistant Professor, Ohio University, Zanesville

2004

  • Patrick Madden, Ph.D., Creative Writing: Nonfiction
    Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University
  • Elaine Arvan-Andrews, Ph.D., 19th Century Literature
    Part-time Instructor, Youngstown State University

2003

  • Thom Conroy, Ph.D., Creative Writing
    Lecturer in Creative Writing, Massey University, Palmerston North New Zealand
  • Christina Fisanick, Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition
    Assistant Professor, Xavier University
  • Shannon Lakanen, Ph.D., Creative Writing: Nonfiction
    Assistant Professor, Otterbein College
  • Scott Gallagher, Ph.D., Creative Writing
    Currently Director of Marketing for Rogue Ales
  • Candace Stewart, Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition
    Coordinator of the Student Writing Center, Ohio University

2002

  • Neil Browne, Ph.D., Literature
    Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, Cascades
  • James Wells, Ph.D., Literature
    Associate Professor of English, Belmont University, Nashville

2001

  • Michael Danko, Ph.D., Creative Writing: Nonfiction
    Instructor, Cleveland Institute of Art
  • Kelly Kinney, Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition
    Assistant Professor and Director of Composition, State University of New York, Binghamton
  • Eric Schwerer, Ph.D., Creative Writing: Poetry
    Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

2000

  • Corey Andrews, Ph.D., Literature, 18th century
    Assistant Professor, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Tom Noyes, Ph.D., Creative Writing: Fiction
    Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University, Erie

1999

  • Tracie Church Guzzio, Ph.D., Literature
    Accepted tenure-track position, SUNY at Plattsburgh
  • Abdul Khattab, Ph.D., Literature
    Accepted tenure-track position, Mu'tah University
  • Anna Leahy, Ph.D., Creative Writing: Poetry/Women's Studies
    Accepted tenure-track position, North Central College in Naperville, IL
  • Evie Miller, Ph.D., Creative Writing: Fiction
    Accepted term position, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
  • Jordan Patrick Smith, Ph.D., Literature
    Accepted term position, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Elizabeth Wallace, Ph.D., Literature
    Accepted term position, West Virginia State College

M.A. Placements

2013

  • Kyle Capogna, M.A. Creative Writing
    Accepted M.F.A. program in Creative Writing, Northern Michigan University
  • Alex Dannemiller, M.A. Creative Writing
    Accepted M.F.A. program in Creative Writing, Portland State University
  • Kristina D.M. Deonaldo, M.A. Literature
    Accepted Ph.D. program in Literature with Teaching Assistantship, University of Kentucky
  • Victoria Dickman-Burnett, M.A. Literature
    Accepted Ph.D. program in Literature with Teaching Assistantship, West Virginia University
  • Jonathan Harris, M.A. Rhetoric and Composition
    Accepted, Ph.D. program in English and Education with Teaching Assitantship and Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Brianna Mauk, M.A. Rhetoric and Composition
    Accepted Ph.D. program in Rhetoric and Writing with Teaching Assistantship, Bowling Green State University

2012

  • Ashley Evans, MA., Rhetoric and Composition
    Accepted, Ph.D. program in Rhetoric and Composition with Teaching Assistantship, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • Emily Grekin, MA., Creative Writing
    Accepted, MA program in Speech Pathology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Cameron Kelsall, MA., Creative Writing
    Accepted, Ph.D. program in Creative Writing with Fellowship and Teaching Assistantship, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
  • Bryan Lutz, MA., Rhetoric and Composition
    Accepted, Ph.D. program in Rhetoric and Professional Communication with Teaching Assistantship, Iowa State University
  • James Nelson, MA., Creative Writing
    Accepted, MFA program in Creative Writing with Teaching Assistantship, Louisiana State
  • Jeffrey Yaeger, MA., Literature
    Accepted, Ph.D program in Literature with Teaching Assistantship, West Virginia University

2011

  • Elise Auvil, MA., Literature
    Accepted, Ph.D. program with Fellowship in Literature, University of Maryland
  • Damien Cowger, MA., Creative Writing
    Accepted, Managing Editor for the New Ohio Review
  • Eric Earnhardt, MA., Literature
    Accepted, Ph.D. program in American Literature, Case Western Reserve University
  • Ryan Kelly, MA., Creative Writing
    Accepted, M.F.A. program in Creative Writing, San Diego State University

2010

  • Mallory Carpenter, MA., Literature
    Full-time Instructor, Marshall University
  • Wendy VanDellon, MA., Rhetoric and Composition
    Accepted, Ph.D. program in Composition, University of New Hampshire
  • Jessica Weatherford, MA., Literature
    Accepted, Ph.D. program in Literature, University of Kansas

2009

  • David Grover, MA., Rhetoric and Composition
    Accepted, Adjunct Instructor of English, Texas Tech University and Brigham Young University
  • Jennifer Schomburg Kanke, MA., Creative Writing
    Accepted, Ph.D. program in English Literature, Florida State University

2008

  • Jana Tigchelaar, M.A. Literature
    Accepted, Ph.D. program, English Literature, University of Kansas
  • Kurt Sampsel, M.A. Literary Criticism
    Accepted, Ph.D. program, Literary and Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University
  • David Green, M.A. Literary History
    Accepted, M.S. program in Information Sciences, University of Tennessee
  • Matt Schario, M.A. Rhetoric and Composition
    Accepted, M.A. program in Photography, Ohio University
  • Tony Dallacheisa, Literature
    Adjunct Faculty, Kent State, Tuscarawas

2007

  • Michell Ward, M.A. Literature
    Accepted, Ph.D. program, Film and Genre Studies, University of Southern California
  • Kristin Lillvis, M.A. Literature
    Accepted, Ph.D. program, University of Kansas
  • Lauren Gantz, M.A. Literature
    Accepted, Ph.D. program, University of Texas, Austin
  • Jason Kapcala, M.A. Creative Writing: Fiction
    Accepted, M.F.A. program, West Virginia University
  • Leigh Wisniewski, M.A. Creative Writing: Fiction
    Accepted, M.A.T. program, Winthrop University
  • Lydia McDermott, M.A. Creative Writing: Poetry
    Accepted, Ph.D. program, Ohio University
  • Brian Elliott, M.A. Literature
    Accepted, Ph.D. program, Ohio University
  • Erin McGuire, M.A. Literature
    Part-time Instructor, Ohio Dominican University
  • Rebecca Rossiter, M.A. Creative Writing: Poetry
    Part-time Instructor (English), Ohio University, Part-time Instructor (Music), Hocking College

2006

  • Amy Hume, M.A. Literature
    Accepted, Ph.D. program, University of Kansas
  • Sara McKinnon, M.A. Creative Writing: Fiction
    Accepted, M.F.A. program, Ohio State University
  • Megan Lobsinger, M.A. Creative Writing: Poetry
    Accepted, Ph.D. program, Ohio University
  • David Wanczyk, M.A. Creative Writing: Poetry
    Accepted, Ph.D. program, Ohio University
  • Rob Detmering, M.A. Literature
    Accepted, M.L.I.S. program, University of Kentucky
  • Athena Castro-Lewandowski, M.A. Literature
    Full-time Lecturer, SUNY-Plattsburgh; Writing Skills Specialist for the Office of Student Support Services, SUNY-Plattsburgh
  • Laura Detmering, M.A. Literature
    Part-time Instructor, Northern Kentucky University, Xavier University

2005

  • Collin Craig, M.A. Rhetoric and Composition
    Accepted, Ph.D. program, Michigan State University
  • Holly Wendt, M.A. Creative Writing: Fiction
    Accepted, Ph.D. program, SUNY-Binghamton

2004

  • Brock Guthrie, M.A. Creative Writing: Poetry
    Accepted, M.F.A. program, Louisiana State University
  • Sarah Miller, M.A. Creative Writing: Poetry
    Accepted, M.Phil in Classics, University of Cambridge, England
  • Matthew Stallard, M.A. Literature
    Accepted, Ph.D. program, Ohio University
  • Alicia Sutliff, M.A. Literature
    Accepted, Ph.D. in English, University of Kansas

2003

  • Sheryl Cunningham, M.A. Women's Studies
    Accepted, Ph.D. program, University of Washington
  • Tracy Knapp, M.A. Creative Writing: Poetry
    Accepted, M.A. program in Poetry, Boston University
  • Beth Connors-Manke, M.A. Literature
    Accepted, Ph.D. program, University of Kentucky
  • Sara Pennington, M.A. Creative Writing: Poetry
    Accepted Ph.D. program in creative writing, Florida State University
  • Andy Zell, M.A. Literature
    Accepted, Ph.D. program, University of North Dakota

2002

  • Ashley Capps, M.A. Creative Writing: Poetry
    Recipient of the Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fellowship in Poetry, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Erin Chamberlain, M.A. Literature
    Entered the Ph.D. program in Literature at Purdue University
  • Allison Riddles, M.A. Creative Writing: Poetry
    Accepted, Ph.D. program, Florida State University
  • Lisa Schroot-Mitchum, M.A. Literature
    Accepted, Ph.D. program, University of Kentucky
  • Sarah Strickley, M.A. Creative Writing, Fiction
    Accepted, M.F.A., Iowa Writer's Workshop
  • Joe Wagner, M.A. Rhetoric and Composition
    Entered the Ph.D. program in Rhetoric and Composition at UNC, Greensboro

2001

  • Rebecca Fleming, M.A. Rhetoric and Composition
    Entered the Ph.D. program at Miami University of Ohio
  • Claire Kegley, M.A. Literature
    Entered Mississippi Teacher Corps in the Mississippi Delta
  • Sharon Koelm, M.A. Theory/Rhetoric and Composition
    Accepted tenure-track position at Louisiana State University
  • Samantha Nesbitt, M.A. Literature
    Entered the Ph.D. program at University of Oregon
  • David Ramm, M.A. Creative Writing: Fiction
    Entered the M.F.A. program at Indiana University with a Hemingway Fellowship
  • Mark Rankin, M.A. Literature
    Entered the Ph.D. program at Ohio State University
  • Roy Seeger, M.A. Creative Writing: Poetry
    Entered the M.F.A. program at Western Michigan University
  • Paul Shovlin, M.A. Theory
    Entered the MA program in TESL at Columbia University, New York
  • Amanda Warren, M.A Creative Writing: Poetry
    Entered the Ph.D. program at Western Michigan University

1994

  • Mary Ann Samyn LaFemina, M.A.
    Assistant Professor of English in the MFA program at West Virginia University