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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.

The chart below was completed to the best of our knowledge, but we cannot guarantee there are no errors or omissions. If you see something that should be corrected please email us at phladmin@philosophy.rochester.edu

Area of DissertationYear of GraduationStudentEmployment
Epistemology2016Brian BarnettAdjunct instructor of Philosophy
St. John Fisher College
Epistemology2016William Rowley
Epistemology2015Matthew FriseFT Visiting Lecturer, Santa Clara University
Ethics2015Kathryn PhillipsLecturer, University of Rochester 
Epistemology2015Jason RogersAdjunct Prof, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Metaphysics/Epistemology2014Sommer HodsonLecturer
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Epistemology/Metaphysics2014Brandon CareyAdjunct Instructor
Columbia Basin College and
 Big Bend Community College
Epistemology2012Kevin McCainAssistant Professor (TT)
University of Alabama Birmingham
Ancient Philosophy2012Rodmon KingAssistant Professor (TT)
Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, NY
Epistemology2012Allen PlugAssistant Professor (TT)
Malone University, Ohio 
Metaphysics2012Andrew WakeAssociate Attorney
Boise, Idaho
Philosophy of Language2011Hannah Hyejeon ShoemakerNo data
Philosophy of Mind2011Tae Ryang KimNo data
South Korea
Epistemology2010Jonathan MathesonAssociate Professor
University of North Florida
Epistemology2010Shawn GravesAssistant Professor
University of Findlay, Ohio
Ancient Philosophy2010Eva CadavidAssociate Professor (TT)
Centre College, Kentucky
Ethics2010Jacqueline AugustineAdjunct Instructor
Keuka College, New York
and Councilor at-Large for Geneva, NY
Metaphysics2010Gregory FowlerIndependent Researcher
Epistemology2009Trent DoughertyAssociate Professor (TT)
Baylor University, Texas
Modern Philosophy2009Stefan ForresterAssociate Professor (TT)
University of Montevallo, Alabama
Metaphysics2009Patrick KennyAssociate Professor
Onondaga Community College
Syracuse, NY
Epistemology2009Daniel MittagAssistant Professor (TT)
Albion College, Michigan
Metaphysics2009Joshua SpencerAssistant Professor (TT)
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ethics2008Robert MuhnickelInstructor
Monroe Community College
Ethics2008William PiervincenziLawyer, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Philosophy of Language2007Christopher TillmanAssistant Professor
University of Manitoba, Canada
Epistemology/Ethics2006Andrew CullisonDirector 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/Metaphysics2006Richard Gallimore Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Greensboro