Graduate Program

Placement Record

The University of Rochester has an excellent record of placing its PhD degree holders in academic jobs. Below is a list of recent graduate placements to provide prospective students with an indication of our past success.

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Area of Dissertation Year of Graduation Student Employment
Epistemology 2016 Brian Barnett Adjunct instructor of Philosophy
St. John Fisher College
Epistemology 2016 William Rowley
Epistemology 2015 Matthew Frise Baylor University Fellowship
Ethics 2015 Kathryn Phillips Lecturer, University of Rochester 
Epistemology 2015 Jason Rogers Adjunct Prof, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Metaphysics/Epistemology 2014 Sommer Hodson Lecturer
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Epistemology/Metaphysics 2014 Brandon Carey Adjunct Instructor
Columbia Basin College and
 Big Bend Community College
Epistemology 2012 Kevin McCain Assistant Professor (TT)
University of Alabama Birmingham
Ancient Philosophy 2012 Rodmon King Assistant Professor (TT)
Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, NY
Epistemology 2012 Allen Plug Assistant Professor (TT)
Malone University, Ohio 
Metaphysics 2012 Andrew Wake Associate Attorney
Boise, Idaho
Philosophy of Language 2011 Hannah Hyejeon Shoemaker No data
Philosophy of Mind 2011 Tae Ryang Kim No data
South Korea
Epistemology 2010 Jonathan Matheson Associate Professor
University of North Florida
Epistemology 2010 Shawn Graves Assistant Professor
University of Findlay, Ohio
Ancient Philosophy 2010 Eva Cadavid Associate Professor (TT)
Centre College, Kentucky
Ethics 2010 Jacqueline Augustine Adjunct Instructor
Keuka College, New York
and Councilor at-Large for Geneva, NY
Metaphysics 2010 Gregory Fowler Independent Researcher
Epistemology 2009 Trent Dougherty Associate Professor (TT)
Baylor University, Texas
Modern Philosophy 2009 Stefan Forrester Associate Professor (TT)
University of Montevallo, Alabama
Metaphysics 2009 Patrick Kenny Associate Professor
Onondaga Community College
Syracuse, NY
Epistemology 2009 Daniel Mittag Assistant Professor (TT)
Albion College, Michigan
Metaphysics 2009 Joshua Spencer Assistant Professor (TT)
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ethics 2008 Robert Muhnickel Instructor
Monroe Community College
Ethics 2008 William Piervincenzi Lawyer, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Philosophy of Language 2007 Christopher Tillman Assistant Professor
University of Manitoba, Canada
Epistemology/Ethics 2006 Andrew Cullison Director of The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University,
Assoc Professor at SUNY-Fredonia,
Secretary/Treasurer of the Eastern Division of the APA
Epistemology/Metaphysics 2006 Richard Gallimore  Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Greensboro