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Placement

The English Program is committed to providing an opportunity to pursue the Ph.D. to as many qualified candidates as it can accommodate. During the past ten years, in contrast to the Modern Language Association's (MLA) grim statistics nation-wide, we have been able to place in full-time tenure track positions a larger percentage of our graduates seeking such employment than is the national average.

Together with the Program's Placement Committee, which includes several faculty members and students, one of the English Program's Deputy Executive Officers oversees a program to assist students who have nearly or recently completed the Ph.D. degree find permanent jobs in universities and colleges.

Recent Placement

Below is a list of students who found full-time academic positions last year.
 

  • James Arnett, American University of Afghanistan (tenure-track)
  • Balaka Basu, University of North Carolina, Charlotte (tenure-track)
  • Svetlana Bochman, City College, CUNY (Director, Writing Center)
  • Melissa Dennihy, Queensborough CC, CUNY (tenure-track)
  • Alexander Engebretson, Baylor University (Lecturer, renewable)
  • Marty Fink, Georgia Tech (Postdoctoral Fellowship)
  • Sean Grattan, Gettysburg College (one-year Visiting Assistant Professor)
  • Jennifer Holl, Rhode Island College (tenure-track)
  • Wan-Chuan Kao, Washington & Lee University (tenure-track)
  • Erica Kaufman, Bard College (Associate Director, Institute for Writing & Thinking)
  • Robert Machado, Lebanon Valley College (tenure-track)
  • Erin Lee Mock, University of West Georgia (tenure-track)
  • Tahneer Oksman, Marymount Manhattan College (tenure-track and Director, Freshman Writing Program)
  • Seamus O’Malley, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University (three-year Lecturer)
  • Molly Pulda, USC (two-year Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship)
  • Rebekah Rutkoff, Princeton (Hannah Seeger Davis Postdoctoral Research Fellowship)
  • Jason Schneiderman, Borough of Manhattan CC, CUNY (tenure-track)
  • Carrie Shanafelt, Grinnell College (three-year term Assistant Professor)
  • Leah Souffrant, New York University (Language Lecturer, renewable)
  • Emily B. Stanback, Chemical Heritage Foundation and University of Pennsylvania (Postdoctoral Fellowship)
  • Ronaldo Wilson, UC Santa Cruz (tenure-track)

Institutions

Recent (2005-2013) graduates of the Ph.D. Program in English have found tenure-track jobs at the following institutions:

  • Adelphi University
  • Arkansas Tech University
  • American University of Afghanistan
  • Ave Maria University
  • Baruch College (CUNY)
  • Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY)*
  • Bronx Community College (CUNY)
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • The Citadel
  • Columbia College, Chicago
  • Denison University
  • Dominican College
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Elms College (Chicopee, Mass.)
  • Empire State College (SUNY)
  • Georgia Tech
  • Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
  • Hofstra University*
  • Hongik University (Seoul, South Korea)
  • Hudson County Community College
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • James Madison University
  • John Jay College (CUNY)*
  • Kingsborough Community College (CUNY)*
  • Koc University (Instanbul)
  • Kyung Hee University at Seoul (Korea)
  • LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)*
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • Lehman College (CUNY)
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • Millersville College (Pennsylvania)
  • Nassau Community College*
  • New Economic School (Moscow)
  • New Jersey City University*
  • New York City College of Technology (CUNY)*
  • Oakland University
  • Penn State
  • Queens College (CUNY)*
  • Queensborough Community College (CUNY)*
  • Rhode Island College
  • Salisbury University (Maryland)
  • St. John Fisher University (Rochester, NY)
  • St. Martin's University
  • San Jose State University
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Southern University of New Orleans
  • SUNY Old Westbury*
  • Suffolk County Community College
  • Syracuse University
  • Tokyo Kasei University
  • Union College, KY
  • Univeristy of Alabama
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Evansville (Indiana)
  • University of Houston, Downtown*
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Maine, Farmington
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • University of Pittsburgh*
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • Univeristy of Tulsa
  • University of West Georgia
  • University of Wisconsin at Stout
  • University of Wyoming
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington & Lee University
  • Wayne State University
  • Wichita State University
  • Wilkes University
*multiple positions