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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 Placement, Dr. Taryn Okuma 

Current PhD Candidates in Permanent Positions

  • Sarah Wilson: Instructor in Writing and Rhetoric, University of Mississippi
  • Joseph BoyneDirector of the Writing Center, Tulsa Community College-Southeast Campus


  • Angela Geosits: Lecturer in Writing, Howard University

  • Noah Jampol: Lecturer in Department of English, The City University of New York, Bronx Community College
  • Katherine LeNotre: Instructor of Composition, Ave Maria University


  • 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 of English, Emmanuel Christian College (Franklin Springs, GA)
  • Erica Steakley: Director of Development and Advancement, The Country School (Nashville, TN)
  • Kathleen Sullivan: English Faculty, Oakcrest School (McLean, VA)
  • Colleen Weir: Lecturer in Department of English, The University of Alabama in Huntsville

  • Kristen Wright: Senior Analyst at Evans Incorporated (Washington, DC)


  • Brian Chappell: English Faculty, Georgetown Preparatory School (Washington, DC)
  • Rebecca Vaccaro: English Faculty, Bishop Ireton High School (Alexandria, VA)
  • Edmund Walsh: Adjunct Instructor of Composition, George Mason University (Washington, DC)


  • 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: Assistant Professor of Humanities, Director of Core Programs, Director of First Year Experience, St. Gregory's University
  • Candace Hill: Assistant Professor of English, Anne Arundel Community College


  • Kevin Farrell: Assistant Professor of Humanties and Social Sciences, Jefferson College of Health Sciences
  • Nelly Lambert: Professor of English, Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Baltimore
  • Joan Romano Shifflett: Instructor and Writing Specialist, United States Naval Academy
  • Katherine Wilson: Senior Lecturer in Writing and Associate Chair of the Department of Literature, American University


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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 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)


  • 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


  • 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: 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