Job Placement

Graduates from our Ph.D. program in Rhetoric and Composition have gone on to the following positions. Please note that the information below does not always represent the most recent updates. Click here for an overview of completed Ph.D. dissertations.

Name Graduation Placement
Caitlin Burns Allen 2024 Assistant Professor of English, Fine Arts, and Communication, The Citadel
Morgan Blair 2024 Director of Philanthropy, Corporate Alliance Team, Nemours Children’s Health
Lauren Fusilier 2024 Senior Lecturer, University Writing Program, Johns Hopkins University
Brittany Smart 2023 Research Technical Writer, Indiana University School of Medicine-Indianapolis
Caitlin Ray 2023 Grants and Scientific Writer, University of Nebraska Medical Center-Omaha
Olalekan Adepoju 2023 Lecturer, College of Staten Island
Aubrie Cox 2023 Assistant Director of the Writing Center/Lecturer, U of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Cooper Day 2023 Assistant Professor, Francis Marion University
Susannah Kilbourne 2023 Teacher and Instruction Coordinator, Lafayette High School
Tobias Lee 2023 Instructor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Shiva Mainaly 2023 Postdoctoral Fellow, North Dakota State 
Charlotte Asmuth  2022 Assistant Professor of the Practice, Thompson Writing Program, Duke University
Jeb Sharp 2022 Assistant Professor, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Walker Smith 2022 Assistant Professor, Goucher College
Alex Way 2022 Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Writing and Rhetoric Studies, University of Utah
Megen Boyett 2021 Lecturer, University of Louisville
Edward English 2021 Assistant Professor, Oklahoma Baptist University
Joseph Franklin 2021 Assistant Professor of English, CUNY City Tech
Claire Jackson 2021 Assistant Professor, SUNY Geneseo
Jessica Newman 2021 Director of Tutoring Services, Jefferson Community and Technical College
Rachel Rodriguez  2021 Director of the Writing Center, Washington College
Christopher Scheidler 2020 Assistant Professor, Weber State University
Michael Baumann 2019 Assistant Professor, Marian University
Amy McCleese Nichols 2019 Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Berea College
Patrick Danner 2019 Assistant Professor, Misericordia University
Michelle Day 2019 Upper School English Teacher, American Heritage School, Delray Beach
Layne Porta Gordon 2019 Tutoring and Writing Center Coordinator, Rollins College
Jaclyn Hilberg 2019 Assistant Professor, Albright College
Ashanka Kumari 2019 Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Jennifer Marciniak 2019 Graduate Writing Center Director, Texas Tech University
Jon Udelson 2019 Assistant Professor, Shenandoah University
Rick Wysocki 2019 Assistant Teaching Professor, Ball State University
Sara P. Alvarez 2018 Assistant Professor, Queens College, CUNY
Khirsten Echols 2018 Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Keri Mathis 2018 Assistant Teaching Professor, Wake Forest University
Laura Matravers 2018 Assistant Professor, Chattanooga State University
Elliot Tetreault 2018 Assistant Professor, University at Albany, SUNY
Rachel Gramer 2017 Assistant Professor, Illinois State University
Meghan Hancock 2017 Assistant Professor, Marshall University
Megan Hartline 2017 Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Andrew Holladay 2017 Assistant Professor, University of Maryland-Baltimore County 
Jamila Kareem 2017 Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida
Ashley Ludewig 2017 Office of the Provost, Auburn University
Travis Rountree 2017 Assistant Professor, Western Carolina University
Elizabeth Chamberlain 2016 Assistant Professor, Arkansas State University
Harley Ferris 2016 Assistant Professor, University of Findlay
Brittany Kelley 2016 University Writing Program, University of California-Davis
Kathryn Perry 2016 Assistant Professor, California State University-Los Angeles
Stephanie Weaver 2016 Lecturer, First Year Writing Program, University of Oklahoma
Jessica Winck 2016 Assistant Professor, University of Maine at Augusta
Megan Bardolph 2015 Assistant Professor, University of Indianapolis
Ashly Bender Smith 2015 Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University
Benjamin Bogart 2015 Senior Technical Writer, Next Level Solutions
Amy Lueck 2015 Associate Professor, Santa Clara University
Hem Sharma Paudel 2015 Lecturer, Rhetoric Department, University of Iowa
Hollye Wright 2015 AP English and Dual-Credit Composition Teacher, Fern Creek High School. Louisville
Benjamin Wetherbee 2015 Assistant Professor, University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma
Shannon Howard 2014 Associate Professor, Auburn University
Carrie Kilfoil 2014 Lecturer, University of California-San Diego
Tika Lamsal 2014 Associate Professor, University of San Francisco
Brice Nordquist 2014 Associate Professor, Syracuse University
Barrie Olson 2014 Executive Director of Instructional Design, Carnegie Learning
Michael Sobiech 2014 Associate Professor, Carson-Newman University
John Vance 2014 Assistant Professor, Virginia State University
Matthew Wiles 2014 Instructor, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Caroline Wilkinson 2014 Assistant Professor, New Jersey City University
Nancy Bou Ayash 2013 Associate Professor, University of Washington
Patrick Corbett 2013 Assistant Professor, New York City College of Technology
Laura Detmering 2013 Writing Center Director, Spalding University
Jason Dietz 2013 English Department, Brigham Young University-Idaho
Matthew Dowell 2013 Assistant Professor, Towson University
Dexter Mahaffey 2013 Head of School, Vermont Common Schools
Deanna McGaughey-Summers 2013 Assistant Professor, Kentucky State University
Robert Terry 2013 Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University
Mark Alan Williams 2013 Company head, Austin, Texas
Alicia Brazeau 2012 Writing Center Director, The College of Wooster
Shyam Sharma 2012 Associate Professor, Stony Brook University
Kem Roper 2012 Writing Center Director, Alabama A&M University