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

Area of DissertationYear of GraduationStudentEmployment
Epistemology2023Kelley AnnesleyVisiting Assist. Prof., University of Richmond
Metaethics2023Adrian ArellanoAdjunct Instructor, Nazareth University, Rochester, NY
Ethics2023Emmett WilsonAdjunct Instructor, Nazareth University, Rochester, NY
Philosophy of Language2021John KwakAssistant Professor, Western Seminary, Oregon
Ethics2021Matthew LambInstructor, Bridgewater College
Philosophy of Mind2021Yanssel GarciaAssistant Professor, University of Nebraska, Omaha
Ethics2021Micah RicheyInstructional Designer for Komodo Health
Metaphysics2020Kyle BlanchetteTechnical Writer for NIIT, Ltd.
Metaphysics2019Jannai ShieldsVisiting Professor, Western Kentucky University
Ethics2018Andrew GreenleeAdjunct Instructor of Philosophy, Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota
Epistemology2018Dustin OlsonInstructor, Bertrand Russell Distinguished visiting professor, University of Regina, Canada
Ethics2017Matthew BaddorfTT Full time Instructor, Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee
Epistemology2016Brian BarnettAdjunct instructor of Philosophy
St. John Fisher College
Epistemology2016William Rowley
Epistemology2015Matthew FriseAssistant Professor, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Ethics2015Kathryn PhillipsAssistant Professor, University of Rochester 
Epistemology2015Jason RogersAdjunct Prof, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Metaphysics, Epistemology
2014Sommer HodsonLecturer
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Epistemology, Metaphysics

2014Brandon CareyAssistant Professor,
California State University, Sacramento
Epistemology2012Kevin McCainAssoc Professor w/tenure
University of Alabama Birmingham
Ancient Philosophy2012Rodmon KingAssistant Professor (TT) and VP for Academic Affairs and Diversity Initiatives, 
Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, NY
Epistemology2012Allen PlugAssistant Professor (TT)
Malone University, Ohio 
Metaphysics2012Andrew WakeAssociate Attorney
Boise, Idaho
Philosophy of Language2011Hannah Hyejeon ShoemakerStaff Accountant, EFPR Group LLP in Rochester, NY
Philosophy of Mind2011Tae Ryang KimTeaching in Soongsil College in S. Korea
Epistemology2010Jonathan MathesonAssociate Professor
University of North Florida
Epistemology2010Shawn GravesAssoc Professor (Tenured)
University of Findlay, Ohio
Ancient Philosophy2010Eva CadavidAssociate Professor (TT)
Centre College, Kentucky
Ethics2010Jacqueline AugustineExecutive Director, BluePrint, Geneva, Inc, and Instructor, 
Keuka College, New York
and Co-founder, co-director, Seneca 7
Metaphysics2010Gregory FowlerIndependent Scholar
Epistemology2009Trent DoughertyTGD Investments
Modern Philosophy2009Stefan Brent ForresterAssociate Professor (TT)
of English and Philosophy, University of Montevallo, Alabama
Metaphysics2009Patrick KennyAssociate Professor
Onondaga Community College
Syracuse, NY
Epistemology2009Daniel MittagAssociate Professor (TT)
Albion College, Michigan
Metaphysics2009Joshua SpencerAssociate 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