College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English

After Graduation

Graduate students from our English Department have a high placement success in a wide range of positions. Here are a few of the results:

  • Pearce Durst (Ph.D., 2012), Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages at the University of Montevallo
  • Sheri Rysdam (Ph.D., 2012), Assistant Professorof Basic Composition at Utah Valley University
  • Alex Parrish (Ph.D., 2012), Assistant Professor Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication at James Madison University
  • Lisa Anderson (Ph.D., 2011), Clinical Assistant Professor of English at Washington State University, Tri-Cities
  • Donna Evans (Ph.D., 2011), Assistant Professor of English/Writing and Writing Center Director at Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, Oregon
  • Jeanette Weaskus (Ph.D., 2011), Clinical Assistant Professor - Plateau Center for American Indian Studies, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Megan McGrath (M.A., 2011), entered the M.A. Teaching program at Eastern Washington University, Cheney
  • Jerry Peterson (Ph.D., 2010), Professor of English at Marygrove College
  • Erin Mae Clark (Ph.D., 2010), Assistant Professor of English at St. Mary's University, Minnesota
  • Jim Haendiges (Ph.D., 2010), Assistant Professor of English at Dixie State College, St. George, UT
  • Michelle Fankhauser (Ph.D., 2010), Assistant Professor of English at Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta, GA
  • Stephanie Schatz (M.A., 2010), entered Ph.D. program in English Literature at Purdue University
  • Rebecca Robinson (M.A., 2010), Instructor, Dixie State College, St. George, Utah
  • Hanzhou Pang (Ph.D., 2010), Instructor, Central Oregon Community College
  • Julie Meloni (Ph.D., 2010), Lead Technologist/Architect, Online Library Environment, University of Virginia
  • Andrew McCarthy (Ph.D., 2010), Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Chatanooga
  • Jared Colton (M.A., 2010), entered the Ph.D. program in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information at Clemson University
  • Andrea Campbell (Ph.D., 2010), Instructor, Washington State University, Tri-Cities
  • Paula Webb Battistelli (Ph.D., 2009), Assistant Professor, Huston-Tillostson University
  • Paul Muhlhauser (Ph.D., 2009), Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English, Washington State University, Tri-Cities
  • Raja Al Khalili (Ph.D., 2006), Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan
  • Wendy Olson (Ph.D., 2006), Assistant Professor, Department of English, Washington State University, Vancouver, Washington
  • Matt Schnackenberg (Ph.D., 2006), Assistant Professor, Oregon Institue of Technology, Klamath Falls, Oregon
  • Verena Theile (Ph.D., 2006), North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota
  • Bethany L. Blankenship (Ph.D., 2005), Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Montana Western, Dillon, MT
  • Nathaniel Gilbert (Ph.D., 2005), Assistant Professor, Middle George College, Cochran, Georgia
  • Laura Gruber Godfrey (Ph.D., 2005), Assistant Professor, North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
  • Asao B. Inoue (Ph.D., 2005), Associate Professor, Department of English, California State University, Fresno in Fresno California
  • Domita Wiegand (Ph.D., 2005), Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • Jason Miller (Ph.D., 2004), Assistant Professor, Department of English, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Susan McDowall (Ph.D., 2004), Adjunct, Department of English, University of Nebraska, Kearney, Nebraska
  • Fiona Glade (Ph.D., 2004), Assistant Professor, Department of English, California State University, Sacramento, California
  • Ingrid Ranum (Ph.D., 2004), Department of English, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
  • Jennifer Richardson (Ph.D. 2003), Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hawaii
  • Tim Frandy (M.A., 2003) entered the Ph.D. program in Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Azfar Hussain (Ph.D., 2003), Assistant Professor, North South University, Bangladesh
  • Christina Wygant (M.A., 2003) is currently studying for her Ph.D. in English at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington
  • Andrew White (Ph.D., 2003), Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Ruth Crego-Ulvin (M.A., 2003) worked as the English Tutoring Coordinator, North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, in the fall of 2005 entered the Ph.D. program in English at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
  • Audrey Johnson (Ph.D., 2002) Assistant Professor of English, Francis Marion Univeristy
  • Wilailak Saraithong (Ph.D., 2001), Instructor, Department of English, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Doryjane A.Birrer (Ph.D., 2001), Assistant Professor, Department of English, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Jeffrey J. Cain (Ph.D., 2001) Executive Vice President, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Wilmington, Deleware
  • Rita Jones (Ph.D., 2001) Director of the Women's Center and affiliate faculty in Women's Studies at Lehigh University
  • Michelle M. Sauer (Ph.D., 2000), Professor of English & Gender Studies at the University of North Dakota.
  • Michael Kramp (Ph.D., 2000), Associate Professor of English, Director of Cultural Studies, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
  • Margaret Tomlinson-Rustick (Ph.D., 2000), Assistant Professor, Department of English, California State University, Hayward, California
  • Michael Pringle (Ph.D., 2000), Assistant Professor, Department of English, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
  • Sivamohan Sumathy (Ph.D., 1999), Assistant Professor, Head of the Department of English, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Karen Weathermon (Ph.D., 1999), Instructor & Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, Campus Writing Programs, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
  • Diana Archibald (Ph.D., 1998), Associate Professor of English, Director of the Gender Studies Program, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Tracey Sherard (Ph.D, 1998), Associate Professor, Department of English, College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, California
  • Rebecca Stephens (Ph.D., 1996), Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • Yunok Park (Ph.D., 1996), Assistant Professor, Department of English Language & Literature, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea
  • Ellen Gil-Gomez (Ph.D., 1995), Assistant Professor, Department of English, California State University, San Bernardino, California
  • Gary Holcomb (Ph.D., 1995), Associate Professor of African American Literature in the Americas Department of African American Studies, Ohio University
  • Lysbeth Benkert-Rasmussen (Ph.D., 1994), Associate Professor, Department of English, Northern State University, Aberdeen, South Dakota
  • Theresa Thompson (Ph.D., 1994), Associate Professor, Department of English, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia
  • Eric Furuseth, (Ph.D., 1993), Associate Professor and Departmental Coordinator, Department of English, Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota
  • David Hadaller (Ph.D., 1993), Assistant Academic Vice President, Bergen Community College, Paramus, New Jersey
  • Michael Williams (Ph.D., 1989), Chair, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • Wayne Chapman (Ph.D., 1989), Director, Center for Electronic and Digital Publishing, Clemson University, South Carolina
  • Susan Schaper (M.A., 1988) received her Ph.D. from Indiana University and is now an Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Gipson Honors Program at Albertson College of Idaho
  • Mark L. Amdahl (Ph.D., 1988), Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
  • Peter Sorenson (Ph.D., 1988), Associate Professor of English, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Terry Engebretsen (Ph.D., 1987), Chair, Department of English, Idaho State University, Pocatello
  • Thomas Rand (Ph.D., 1986), Professor, Department of English, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon
  • Michael Williams (Ph.D., 1985), Chair, Department of English, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • Paul Willis (Ph.D., 1985), Professor, Department of English, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California
  • Cathryn M. Amdahl (M.A., 1984), Professor of English and Director of Writing, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • William Gruber (Ph.D., 1980), Chair, Department of English, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • James Stokes (Ph.D., 1979), Professor of English, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

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