Placement Statistics

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(Also see our Contextual Information for our PhD job placements.)

 

PhD Placement: Numerical Data | Placement Table | Individual Placements 
Institutions with OSU English PhDs in Tenure-Track Positions


PhD Placement: Numerical Data

  • Since 2001, we have placed 60.1% of our graduates – or 119 PhDs – in tenure-track faculty jobs.
  • We have placed 18.1% of our graduates in non-tenure-track faculty jobs. These non-tenure-track jobs are usually short-term, temporary instructional positions. About 14% of our graduates currently hold long-term, permanent jobs in academia without tenure. These positions include faculty jobs at non-tenure granting institutions and jobs in academic administration. Administrative positions usually involve directing specialized academic programs, such as centers for interdisciplinary studies or for the teaching of writing.
  • About 11% of our graduates hold positions outside academia. These positions are very diverse: We have PhDs who are lawyers, librarians, and businesspeople.
  • It is worth noting that job placement in tenure-track positions varies by field. Since 2001, we have placed 76.1% of PhDs specializing in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy (35 of 46 students) in tenure-track jobs. In that same period, we have placed 56% of PhDs specializing in literary fields (80 of 143) in tenure-track jobs.
  • For further information -- including OSU's placement rate compared to other institutions, historical trends, and differences in placement rates between fields -- see our web page on "Contextual Information."

Placement Table

The table below summarizes the results of our PhD recipients’ job searches since 2001:English PhD Placement Table, 2001-16


PhD Alumni: Job Placements (by year of appointment)

2017

  • Avila, Beth. PhD 2016. Envirosite. Research and Content Analyst.
  • Clinnin, Kaitlin. PhD 2017. University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
  • Comer, Kathryn. PhD 2011. Portland State University.
  • Ghosal, Torsa. PhD 2017. California State University, Sacramento.
  • Harris, James. PhD 2017. Dickinson College. Visiting Assistant Professor.
  • Haugtvedt, Erica. PhD 2015. South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.
  • Hill, Cecily. PhD 2015. National Humanities Alliance Foundation. Project Director.
  • McCook, Nora. PhD 2017. Bloomfield College.
  • Owen, Ben Novotny. PhD 2017. Epic Systems. Technical Writer.
  • Owen, Kate Novotny. PhD 2017. Epic Systems. Technical Communications Specialist.
  • Salter, Tiffany. PhD 2017. Bates College. Visiting Assistant Professor.
  • Shaull, Erin. PhD 2015. Capital University. Adjunct Faculty.
  • Shaw, John Brendan. PhD 2016. Central State University. Visiting Assistant Professor.
  • Slefinger, John. PhD 2017. Saint Anselm College. Lecturer.
  • Wilder, Sara. PhD 2017. University of Maryland.

2016

  • Bolton, Matthew. PhD 2011. Gonzaga University.
  • Cyzewski, Julie. PhD 2016. Murray State University.
  • Garvin, Kristina. PhD 2015. St. Joseph's University. Visiting Assistant Professor.
  • Rojas, Theresa. PhD 2015. Modesto Junior College.
  • Sweeten, David. PhD 2016. Eastern New Mexico University. 

2015

  • Bollig, Chase. PhD 2015. Gonzaga University.
  • Bryson, Krista. PhD 2015. Founder, Owner, Development and Communications Director, Write Good; Director of Development, Education and Employment Ministry, Inc.
  • DeLuca, Katherine. PhD 2015. University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth.
  • Haugtvedt, Erica. PhD 2015. Ohio State University, Lecturer.
  • Hill, Cecily. PhD 2015. Director, Marketing and Communications, That Can Be Me, Inc.
  • Istomina, Julia. PhD 2015. U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Lecturer.
  • Kennedy, Colleen. PhD 2015. University of Iowa.
  • Kuzawa, Deborah. PhD 2015. Ohio State University, Engineering Education Innovation Center.
  • Li, Wanlin. PhD 2015. Peking University.
  • Patterson, Cassie. PhD 2015. Ohio State University, Assistant Director, Center for Folklore Studies.
  • Richmond, Andrew. PhD 2015. Ohio State University, Lecturer.
  • Wagner, Erin. PhD 2015. Urbana University, Lecturer.
  • Wang, Wanzheng Michelle. PhD 2015. Nanyang Technological University, Visiting Assistant Professor equivalent.

2014

  • Brewer, Elizabeth. PhD 2014. Central Connecticut State University.
  • Bruce Wallace, Karen. PhD 2014. Ohio State University, Lecturer.
  • Herman, Jen. PhD 2014. Ohio State University, Engineering Education Innovation Center.
  • Jenkins, Alexandra. PhD 2014. Teaching English in Korea.
  • Kafantaris, Mira. PhD 2014. Ohio State University, Lecturer.
  • Kurlinkus, Will. PhD 2014. University of Oklahoma. 
  • Manning, Brandon. PhD 2014. University of Nevada - Las Vegas.
  • Park, Hyesu. PhD 2014. Bellevue College.

2013

  • Baker, Michael. PhD 2013. Florida Gateway College.
  • Estes, Sharon. PhD 2013. Bucks County Community College.
  • Griffy, Henry. PhD 2013. Ohio State University, Instructional Designer and Grants Coordinator, Office of Distance Education and eLearning.
  • Hooks, Karin. PhD 2012. Loraine Community College.
  • Horigan, Kate Parker. PhD 2013. Western Kentucky University, Folk Studies.
  • Ishikawa, Chiaki. PhD 2013. Rikkyo University.
  • Jansen, Anne. PhD 2013. University of North Carolina - Asheville.
  • Jensen, Tim. PhD 2013. Oregon State University.
  • Kelly, Erin. PhD 2013. Chico State University.
  • Kwon, Kyounghye. PhD 2009. University of North Georgia.
  • Kopec, Andrew. PhD 2013. Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne.
  • Lewis, Christopher. PhD 2012. Western Kentucky University.
  • McAllister, Brian. PhD 2013. Ohio University, Visiting Assistant Professor.
  • Mehta, Suhaan. PhD 2013. Case Western Reserve University.
  • Mendenhall, Annie. PhD 2013. Armstrong Atlantic University.
  • Nixon, Elizabeth. PhD 2013. Ohio State University, Lecturer.
  • Obermark, Lauren. PhD 2013. University of Missouri - St. Louis.
  • Reno, Seth. PhD 2011. Auburn University - Montgomery.
  • Stier, Adam. PhD 2013. Lake Erie College.
  • Strandjord, Erika. PhD 2013. Concordia College.
  • Voss, Julia. PhD 2013. Santa Clara University.
  • Yan, Nancy. PhD 2013. Ohio State University - Newark, Lecturer.

2012

  • Anderson, Tiffany. PhD 2012. Youngstown State University.
  • Banaji, Paige. PhD 2012. Barry University.
  • Casey, Shawn. Columbus State Community College.
  • Gerber, Amanda. PhD 2012. Eastern New Mexico University.
  • Gonzalez, Christopher. PhD 2012. Texas A & M University - Commerce.
  • Gonzalez-Posse, Maria. PhD 2012. Birkbeck College, University of London.
  • Hart, Catherine. PhD 2012. Vanderbilt University, Lecturer.
  • Hattaway, Meghan Burke. PhD 2012. Ohio State University. Lecturer.
  • Judkins, Ryan. PhD 2012. University of Massachusetts - Boston.
  • McCarthy, Erin. PhD 2012. Arizona State University, Assistant Director of Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
  • McKain, Aaron. PhD 2012. Hamline University.
  • Moreno, Christine. PhD 2012. Pike's Peak Community College.
  • Omizo, Ryan. PhD 2012. University of Rhode Island.

2011

  • Birk, Tammy. PhD 2011. Otterbein University.
  • Clark, Rachel. PhD 2011. Wartburg College.
  • Clyburn, Tayo. PhD 2011. The Ohio State University, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships and Mission, Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Comer, Kathryn. PhD 2011. Barry University.
  • Deutsch, David. PhD 2011. University of Alabama.
  • Easterling, Joshua. PhD 2011. Emporia State University, Lecturer.
  • Fisher, Allison. PhD 2011. Strayer University.
  • Hetrick, Nicholas. PhD 2011. The Wellington School.
  • Peterson, Katrina. PhD 2011. Oklahoma State University, Visiting Assistant Professor.
  • Schuler, Anne-Marie. PhD 2011. Central State University.
  • Yergeau, Melanie. PhD 2011. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.

Complete list of instutions that have appointed OSU English PhDs to tenure-track positions since 2001:

  • Alabama State University
  • Allen University
  • Arcadia University
  • Armstrong Atlantic
  • Ashland University
  • Auburn University - Montgomery
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Bennett College (North Carolina)
  • Boise State University
  • Brigham Young University - Idaho
  • Bucks County Community College
  • College of Charleston
  • College of Staten Island
  • Canisius College
  • Cedarville University
  • Central State
  • Clark University
  • Clayton State University
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Columbus State Community College
  • Concordia College
  • Denison University
  • DeVry University
  • Drew University
  • Eastern New Mexico University - Portales
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Gateway College
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Georgia College and State University
  • Georgia State University
  • Hallym University (Korea)
  • Hamline University
  • Indiana University/Purdue University - Ft. Wayne
  • James Madison University
  • John Jay College
  • Kansas State University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Kenyon College
  • King Saud University
  • Kutztown University
  • Lake Erie College
  • Lewis University
  • Longwood University
  • Lorain Community College
  • Loyola Marymount (Los Angeles)
  • McGill University
  • Methodist University
  • Miami University
  • Miami University - Hamilton
  • Michigan State University
  • Muskingum College
  • Nicholls State University
  • Ohio Dominican
  • Ohio State University - Mansfield
  • Ohio State University - Marion
  • Ohio University - Lancaster
  • Oregon State University
  • Otterbein College
  • Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine
  • Philadelphia University
  • Purdue University
  • Randolph Macon University
  • Roanoke College
  • Salve Regina University
  • Santa Clara University
  • St. Joseph's University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas A&M University - Commerce
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Calgary - Alberta (Canada)
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Indianapolis
  • University of Maryland - Baltimore County
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Missouri - Columbia
  • University of Nevada - Las Vegas
  • University of North Carolina - Ashville
  • University of North Georgia
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Texas - San Antonio
  • University of Wisconsin - Parkside
  • University of Wisconsin - Stout
  • Union College
  • Wartburg College
  • Washington State University
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Western Washington University
  • Young Harris College
  • Youngstown State University
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