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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 recent graduates who found full-time academic positions this past year.

Sari Altschuler,          Emory University (tenure-track);
Magdalena Bogacka-Rode,   Queensborough CC, CUNY (tenure-track);
Ethan Campbell,           King’s College (promoted to Associate Professor);
Allen Durgin,             Columbia University (Co-Director of University Writing);
Andrea Efthymiou,         Hofstra University (tenure-track);
Christopher Ian Foster,   James Madison University (Visiting Assistant Professor);
Tonya Foster,             California College of the Arts (tenure-track);
Sean Grattan,             University of Kent (tenure-track);
Stefania Heim,            Duke University (Postdoctoral Fellowship);
Jenny Kijowski,           New York University (Educational Technologist);
Alison Klein,             University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth (Lecturer);
Amanda Licastro,          Stevenson University (tenure-track);
Jesse Merandy,            Bard College (Director, Digital Media Lab);
Benjamin Miller,          University of Pittsburgh (tenure track);
Jennifer Mitchell,        Union College (Visiting Assistant Professor);
Erin Nicholson Gale,      Queens College, CUNY (Substitute lecturer/Associate
                         Director of Freshman Year Initiative);
Lavelle Porter,           City Tech, CUNY (tenure-track);
Rebekah Rutkoff,          Princeton University (Member, School of Historical Studies, 
                         Institute for Advanced Studies);
Zohra Saed,               Bard High School Early College (Assistant Professor);
Carrie Shanafelt,         Fairleigh Dickinson University (tenure-track);
Amanda Springs,           SUNY Maritime (tenure-track);
Michael Seth Stewart,     University of Alabama (Visiting Assistant Professor);
Brian Unger,              San Francisco State University (Lecturer);
Leila Walker,             St. Lawrence University (CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship);
Jaime Weida,              Borough of Manhattan CC, CUNY (tenure-track);
Karen Weiser,             Fordham University (Postdoctoral Fellowship)



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