Recent Graduate Degree Recipients

The department prides itself on its conscientious and aggressive efforts to place its students into a variety of employment opportunities after graduation. Our recent graduates can now be found pursuing diverse careers at many companies, non-profit organizations, and institutions.

A Sample of Companies Employing our Graduates
  • University of Rochester
  • California Lutheran University
  • Washington University
  • Foodlink
  • Seward House Museum
  • Site Hub LLC
  • Indiana University Kokomo
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Millennium School of San Francisco
  • Richard Bland College
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • Western Colorado University
  • Manor College
  • SUNY Oswego

While many of our PhD graduates go on to work in secondary or postsecondary education, many are also employed in other fields. Below is a breakdown of the positions our PhD graduates have pursued after earning their degrees, based on the data we have available for our graduates since 2011. 

Figure 1: A graph showing PhD placements.
Figure 1: Assistant professor 41.9%, non-tenure professor 16.1%, post-doc/research 16.1%, secondary education 9.7%, museums/archives 9.7%, marketing 3.2%, government 3.2%

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Burd, Camden Ross

  • PhD 2019
  • Advisor: Thomas Slaughter

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Cernik, Laura

  • MA Essay 2018
  • Advisor: Thomas Devaney and Laura Smoller
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Cox, Rachel

  • MA Essay 2019
  • Advisor: Brianna Theobald

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Elena, Katherine

  • PhD 2019
  • Advisor: Theodore Brown

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Khan, Rohma A.

  • PhD 2019
  • Advisor: Joan Shelley Rubin
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Kless, Andrew

  • PhD 2020
  • Advisor: Matthew Lenoe

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Knight, Carrie N

  • PhD 2022
  • Advisor: Thomas Slaughter
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Koyoumjian, Phillip

  • PhD 2019
  • Advisor: Stewart Weaver

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Matlin, Clay

  • PhD 2018
  • Advisor: Daniel Borus
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Million, Tucker

  • PhD 2021
  • Advisor: Richard Kaeuper

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Pachman, Brandon

  • MA Essay 2021
  • Advisor: Thomas Devaney
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Portlock, John

  • PhD 2019
  • Advisor: Daniel Borus

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Rankine, James

  • PhD 2020
  • Advisor: Michael Jarvis
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Ridout, Michelle

  • PhD 2020
  • Advisor: Michael Jarvis
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Rinn, Daniel Wayne

  • PhD 2020
  • Advisor: Robert Westbrook

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Rubin, Lyle Jeremy

  • PhD 2020
  • Advisor: Daniel Borus

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Stauffer, Adam Q.

  • PhD 2018
  • Advisor: Joan Shelley Rubin
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Strassfeld, Jonathan

  • PhD 2020
  • Advisor: Robert Westbrook

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Yang, Ling

  • MA Essay 2020
  • Advisor: Richard Kaeuper