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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 Job Placement, Dr. Taryn Okuma 

Current PhD Candidates in Permanent Positions

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


  • Colleen Weir, Lecturer in Department of English, The University of Alabama in Huntsville

  • Kristen Wright, Senior Analyst at 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: Faculty of Humane Letters, Chandler Preparatory Academy (Chandler, AZ)
  • Erica Steakley: Director of Development and Advancement, The Country School (Nashville, TN)


  • 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)


  • 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