The department has a strong record of placing graduates in academic positions at research universities and liberal arts colleges. In recent years we have placed graduates at research institutions such as University of California, San Diego; Virginia Tech; and University of Connecticut. As we believe it is important for applicants to have accurate information about the program’s success in placing its Ph.D. alumni in academic positions we provide the complete list of students awarded a Ph.D. since 2010 along with their academic placement.

Year of PhDNameFieldPositionInstitutionInstitution Type
2010Shawn Richard SchulenbergComparativeAssociate ProfessorMarshall UniversityLiberal arts
2010Christina Leigh CaldwellComparativeAssistant ProfessorSanta Monica Community CollegeLiberal arts
2011Cameron Jones HastingsComparativeInstructor (tenured)Glendale Community CollegeLiberal arts
2011Byran Nevin MartinAmericanAssistant ProfessorHouston Community CollegeLiberal arts
2011Tak Kei WongComparativeAssistant Professor University of California, San DiegoResearch university
2011Charles Stanley HilliardAmerican
2012Thomas Joseph HayesAmericanAssistant ProfessorUniversity of ConnecticutResearch university
2012Mayia ShulgaTheoryAssistant ProfessorLone Star CollegeLiberal arts
2012Nancy A. JimenoAmericanLecturer California State University, FullertonLiberal arts
2012Dino BozonelosAmericanAssistant ProfessorVictor Valley CollegeLiberal arts
2012Cristina Nicolescu WaggonnerComparativeLecturer Pomona College, Pitzer CollegeLiberal arts
2012Masahiro OmaeComparativeAssistant ProfessorSan Diego City CollegeLiberal arts
2012Dennis Xavier MedinaAmericanAssistant ProfessorVirginia Tech UniversityResearch university
2013Chris HaynesAmericanAssistant ProfessorUniversity of New HavenLiberal arts
2013Antonio Ugues Jr., ComparativeAssistant ProfessorSt. Mary's College, MarylandLiberal arts
2013Ray WangComparativeAssistant ProfessorNational Chengchi UniversityResearch university
2015Diego EsparzaComparativeAssistant ProfessorNaval Postgraduate SchoolResearch
2015Carrie SkulleyAmericanAssistant ProfessorAlbright CollegeLiberal Arts
2015Andrew FloresAmericanAssistant ProfessorMills CollegeLiberal Arts
2015Nicholas BousheeAmericanAssistant ProfessorSan Diego CityLiberal Arts
2016Andrea SilvaAmericanAssistant ProfessorUniversity of North TexasResearch University
2014Brian WilliamsComparativePost-Doctoral FellowUniversity of West FloridaResearch University
2016Jaw-Nian (Ted) HuangComparativePost-Doctoral FellowHarvard UniversityResearch University