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Department of English Language and Literature


Graduate Student Placement

Placement List of Graduates

Note: If you are one of our Program graduates and do not find your name and information on this list, would like to update your entry on this list, or can provide us information about the current status of those on or missing from the list, please contact the English department Graduate Director.

* indicates tenure-track or tenured faculty position

2015

Boedy, Matt, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric), Assistant Professor, University of North Georgia.*

Bolt, Barbara, PhD (British Literature), Lecturer, Center for Business Communication, Darla Moore School of Business, USC.

Stagliano, Anthony, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric), Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University.*

Tisdale, Bethany, PhD (American Literature), Curriculum Developer and Writer, Center for Child and Family Studies, College of Social Work, USC.

2014

Jones, Shelley Johnson, PhD (British Literature): Assistant Professor of English, University of South Carolina – Extended University.*

Odom, Michael, PhD (American Literature): Assistant Professor of English, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY.*

Smith, Christian, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University.*

2013

Crawford, Emily. PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Marketing Coordinator for Soda City (SC), and Online Advocacy Coordinator at TellThem! (SC)

England-Plisiewicz, Catherine, PhD (British Literature): Assistant Professor of English, Francis Marion University.

Stoneberg-Cooper, Chayah, PhD (American Literature):  Assistant Professor of English Literature and Writing Center Director, Allen University.*

Wright, David, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Instructor, American Literature and Writing, Christ Church Episcopal School, Greenville, SC

2012

Arant, Alison, PhD (American Literature):  Assistant Professor of English, Wagner College.*

Boyle, Jamie, PhD (American Literature): Adjunct Assistant Professor, Virginia Wesleyan College and University of Maryland University College.  Assistant Editor, Military Employment Service Journal CASY-MSCCN.

 Joczik, Virginia, PhD (British Literature): Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center, Burlington College (VT).*

Jones, Dawson, PhD (American Literature): Assistant Professor of English, University of South Carolina—Extended University.*

Stowe, Graham, PhD (American Literature): Associate Director of the Writing Center, University of South Carolina.

2011

Boyle, Casey, Ph.D (Composition and Rhetoric): Assistant Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin.*

Conway, John, PhD (American Literature), Full-time faculty, Art Institute of Pittsburgh (PA).

Crofton, Melissa Ann, PhD (British Literature), Assistant Professor, Melbourne Florida Inst. of Technology.*

Higgins, John, PhD (British Literature) Teaching part time at Notre Dame and Western Michigan University

Jellenik, Glenn, PhD (British Literature): Adjunct Instructor of English and Film, University of South Carolina and Adjunct Instructor of English, The Citadel (SC).

Sircy, Jonathan, PhD (British Literature), Assistant Professor of English, Charleston Southern University (SC).*

Spratt, Stephen, PhD (American Literature), Adjunct Instructor in English, University of South Carolina.

Trumpeter, Kevin, PhD (American Literature): Assistant Professor of English and Interim Chair of Humanities, Allen University (SC).

Wetzel, Grace, PhD (Composition and Literature, and American Literature):  Assistant Professor of English, St. Joseph’s University (PA).*

2010

Bray, Jessie Nichole, PhD (American Literature), Technical Writer, HSBC Holdings.

Cagle, Jeremey, PhD (American Literature): Assistant Professor, La Guardia Community College/CUNY.*

Camacho, Kenneth, PhD (American Literature) English Teacher, Anne Arundel Community College (MD)

Hagstette, Todd, PhD (American Literature): Advanced Assistant Professor, USC-Aiken.*

Henderson, Brian, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Assistant Professor of English, University of Southern Illinois—Edwardsville (IL).*

Martinsen, Jennifer, PhD (British Literature): Assistant Professor of English, Newberry College (SC).*

Nichols, Marcia D., PhD (American Literature): Assistant Professor of English, University of Minnesota, Rochester.*

Pearson, Melissa Berry, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center, Claflin University (SC).*

Rizza, Michael, PhD (American Literature): Adjunct at Kean University (NJ); Novelist.

Terry, Virginia Britt, PhD (British Literature): Assistant Professor of English, Charleston Southern University.*

2009

Adair, Jennifer, PhD (British Literature): Adjunct Instructor, The Citadel (SC).

Bealer, Tracy, PhD (American Literature), Assistant Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College.*

Brantner, Mark, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Lecturer, University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore, 2011-present; Visiting Assistant Professor, SUNY-Binghamton, 2009-2011.

Brown, Paul, PhD (British Literature): Full-time Instructor, University of South Carolina.

Cook, Paul, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Assistant Professor of English, Cottey College (MO).*

Ellwanger, Adam, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Assistant Professor, University of Houston-Downtown (TX).*

Elmore, Jonathan, PhD (British Literature): Instructor and Director of the Writing Center, Beaufort Community College (NC).

Jenkinson, Carl, PhD (American Literature): Assistant Professor of English, Franklin College (IN);* Assistant Professor of English, Gordon College (MA), 2010-12;* Assistant Professor of English, Mount Ida College (MA), 2009-2010.*

Skipper, Tracy L., PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Director of Editorial Projects, National Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina.

2008

Hornbuckle, Calley, PhD (British Literature): Assistant Professor of English, Director of the Academic Skills Center, Columbia College (SC).*

Kilgore, Robert, PhD (British Literature): Chair, English Department. USC Beaufort (SC).*

Pottier, Celeste, PhD (British Literature): Assistant Professor of English, Charleston Southern University (SC).*

Sedberry, Jonathan, PhD (American Literature): Assistant Professor of English, Spartanburg Methodist College (SC).*

Spearen, Charlene Monahan, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Full-Time Faculty, Allen University (SC).

2007

Angle, Kimberly, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Assistant Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing, Montreat College (NC).*

Crickenberger, H. Marcelle, PhD (British Literature): Lecturer, University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

Fisk, Nicole Plyler, PhD (British Literature): Instructor and Associate Director of First-Year English, University of South Carolina.

Graves, Sammantha Bremer, PhD (British Literature): Adjunct Instructor of English, University of South Carolina.

Kennedy, Todd, PhD (American Literature and Film): Assistant Professor of English, Nicholls State University (LA).*

Labbe, Jessica, PhD (American Literature): Assistant Professor of English and Communication, Greensboro College (NC).*

Leppard, Natalie, PhD (American Literature): Research Associate at Pro/Con.com.

McManus, Lindsay Green, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Lecturer, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

Meloy, Michael, PhD (American Literature): Adjunct Instructor of English, Stevenson University (MD).

Reeves, Amy Carol, PhD (British Literature): Adjunct Instructor, University of South Carolina; Visiting Assistant Professor, First-Year Composition, Columbia College (SC); Novelist.

Rollins, Brooke, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Assistant Professor of English, Lehigh University (PA)*

Shehi, Monika, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Assistant Professor of English and Director of First-Year Composition, University of South Carolina-Upstate*; Assistant Professor of English, Lander University (SC), 2006-2010.*

2006

Allen, Sarah, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Assistant Professor of English, University of Northern Colorado.*

Amlong, Terri, PhD (American Literature): Assistant Professor of English, DeSales University (PA).*

Carrasquierra, Miguel, PhD (American Literature): Faculty, University of Leiria (Portugal).

Gilbert, Stephen, PhD (British Literature): Assistant Professor of English, Newberry College (SC).*

Meloncon, Lisa (formerly Lisa Posner), PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Assistant Professor of English, University of Cincinnati (OH).*

McManus, Ray, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric), MFA (Poetry) 2002: Assistant Professor of English, University of South Carolina-Sumter.*

Szczeszak-Brewer, Agata, PhD (British Literature): Assistant Professor of English, Wabash College (IN).*

Turner, Keaghan Kane, PhD (British Literature): Assistant Professor of English and Writing for Digital Media, Coastal Carolina University.

Wrede, Theda, PhD (American Literature): Assistant Professor of English, Dixie State College (UT).*

Yitah, Helen, PhD (Postcolonial Literature): Assistant Professor of English, University of Ghana.*

Young, Sandra Archer, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Assistant Professor of English, Columbia College (SC).*

Zaice, Nancy, Ph.D (British Literature): Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Francis Marion University (SC).

2005

Becnel, Kim, PhD (American Literature) and MLIS: Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, University of North Carolina at Asheville.*

Bickford, Leslie, PhD (American Literature): Instructor of English, Winthrop University (SC).

Heafner, Christopher, PhD (American Literature): Instructor of English, Trident Technical College (SC).

Metts, Rose M., PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Associate Professor of English, Savannah State University (GA).*

Miller, Ronald, PhD (British Literature): Visiting Assistant Professor, Francis Marion University (SC).

Miller, Matthew, PhD (Postcolonial Literature): Associate Professor of English, University of South Carolina-Aiken.*

2004

Cooney, Brian, PhD (British Literature): Assistant Professor of English, Gonzaga University (WA).*

Eubanks, David, PhD (British Literature): Chief, Commanding General's Initiatives Group (Technical Writing Position), US Army Center (GA).

Khailova, Ladislava, PhD (American Literature) and MLIS: Assistant Professor of the University Libraries, Northern Illinois University (IL).*

Ridenhour, Jamieson, PhD (British Literature): Assistant Professor, University of Mary (SD).*

Shaw, Denise R., PhD (American Literature): Assistant Professor of English, University of South Carolina-Union.*

Miller, Christopher, PhD (American literature): Faculty of The O'Neal School, Southern Pines (NC).

2003

Childs, Matthew, PhD (British Literature): Commander in US Navy.

DeRochi, Jack, PhD (British Literature): Associate Professor of English and Dean of the Graduate School, Winthrop University (SC).*

DiPrete, Laura, PhD (American Literature): Instructor, Carnegie Mellon University (PA).

Huseman, Margee, PhD (British Literature), Adjunct Professor of English, Warren Wilson College (NC), and Mars Hill College (NC).

Johnson, Brian L. (American Literature), President, Tuskegee University (AL)

McLeod, Corinna, PhD (British and Postcolonial Literature): Associate Professor of English, Grand Valley State College (MI).*

Redder, Vincent, PhD (British Literature): Assistant Professor of English and Languages, Dakota Wesleyan University (SD).*

2002

Carter, Terry, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Associate Professor of English, Southern Polytechnic State University (GA).*

Gates, Julie, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Associate Professor of English Education, Angelo State University (TX).*

Motley, Clay, PhD (American Literature), Honors Program Director and Associate Professor of English at Florida Gulf Coast University, starting in 2015; Assistant/Assoc. Professor and Honors College Director, Western Kentucky University, 2002-15.

Nesmith, Christopher, (American Literature): Dean of Extended University and Associate Provost, University of South Carolina.

Smith, Trixie, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Director of the Writing Center and Graduate Faculty in Rhetoric and Writing, Michigan State University.*

Sutton, Mark, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Associate Professor of English, Kean University (NJ).*

2001

Barnes, Michael, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Associate Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center, Stetson University (FL).*

Comer, Denise, PhD (British Literature): Assistant Professor of the Practice in Writing, Thomson Writing Program, Duke University (NC).

Fosen, Christopher, PhD (Composition and Rhetoric): Associate Professor of English, California State University-Chico.*

McLaughlin, Brooke, PhD (British Literature): Associate Professor of English, Wingate University (NC).*

Overall, Keri, PhD (American Literature): Adjunct faculty, Texas Woman's College.

2000

Cody, Michael, PhD (American Literature) Professor of English, Kent State University.

Kingkade, Howard, PhD (British Literature): Associate Professor of English, Speech and Drama, University of South Carolina-Lancaster.*

Pierce, Joanna Tapp, PhD (British Literature): Associate Professor and Chair of English, Mars Hill College (NC).*

Stone, Staci, PhD (British Literature): Associate Professor and Chair, Dept. of English & Philosophy, Murray State University (KY).*

1999

Brock-Servais, Rhonda, PhD (British Literature): Chair of English & Modern Languages, and Professor of Children's and Young Adult Literature, Longwood University (VA).*

Brownson, Siobhan, PhD (British Literature): Associate Professor of English, Winthrop University (SC).*

Bucker, Park, PhD (American Literature): Associate Professor of English, University of South Carolina-Sumter.*

Pierce, Jason, PhD (British Literature): Assistant Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness, and Associate Professor of English (former chair), Mars Hill College (NC).*

1998

Malphrus, Ellen, PhD, MFA, Associate Professor of English, University of South Carolina, Beaufort.

Graybill, Mark, PhD (American Literature): Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean for Humanities, Widener University (PA).*

Morrison, Lucy, PhD (British Literature): Associate Professor of English, Salisbury University (MD).*

Perrello, Anthony, PhD (British Literature): Associate Professor, California State-Stanislaus.*

1997

Arnold, Ellen, PhD (British Literature): Senior Lecturer, Coastal Carolina University (SC).

Perry, Keith, PhD (American Literature): Associate Professor of English, Dalton State College (GA).*

Rice, Nelljean M., PhD (British Literature): Associate Professor in the Department of English, Journalism, and Communication and the Dean of The University College, Coastal Carolina University (SC).*

Robinson, Dan, PhD (British Literature): Professor of English at Widener University (PA) and former editor of CEA Critic.*

1996

Coates, William, PhD (American Literature): Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Gainesville, GA.

Fuqua, Amy, PhD (American Literature): Professor of English and Director of Honors Program, Black Hills State University (SD).*

Hampton, Hayes, PhD (British Literature): Chair, Division of Arts and Letters, and Associate Professor of English, University of South Carolina-Sumter.*

Haughey, James P., PhD (British Literature): Professor of English and former Chair, Anderson University (SC).*

King, Vincent, PhD (American Literature): Professor of English, Black Hills State University (SD).*

Martyniuk, Irene, PhD (American Literature): Professor of English at Fitchburg State University (MA).*

Trogdon, Roger, PhD, (American Literature) Professor and Chair, Kent State University.

Wilson, Carol B., PhD (British Literature): Associate Professor of English at Wofford College (SC).*

1995

Albergotti, Daniel, PhD (British Literature): Professor of English and Chair of English Department, Coastal Carolina University (SC).*

Lavender, Ruth McDowell (formerly Ruth Cook), PhD (British Literature): Professor of English, Milligan College (TN)*

Ledbetter, Kathryn, PhD (British Literature): Associate Professor of English, Texas State University, San Marcos; editor, Victorian Periodicals Review.

Mackey, Pete, PhD (British Literature): Vice President for Communications and Community Relations, Bucknell University (PA).

Senaha, Eijun, PhD (British Literature): Associate Professor of English, Hokkaido University, Japan

Smith, Jimmy Dean, PhD (American Literature): Professor of English and Department Chair, Union College (KY).*

1993

Land, Janet, PhD (British Literature): Professor of English, Gardener-Webb University (NC).*

(Sibley-)Jones, Mark, PhD (British Literature): Faculty of South Carolina School of the Arts.

Washick, James S., PhD (British Literature): Associate Professor of English, North Greenville University (SC).*

1992

Berkey-Abbott, Kristin, PhD (British Literature): Faculty of English and Creative Writing at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, and Chair of the General Education department (FL).

Cox, Wayne, PhD (British Literature): Professor of English, Anderson University (SC).*

1991

Song, Seung-Cheol, PhD (British Literature): Vice-President for Academic Affairs and former Chair of English Department, Hallym University, South Korea.

Hebert, Charles A., PhD (American Literature): Professor of English; Division Coordinator, Modern Languages and Literature, Greensboro College (NC).*

1988

Barends, Nancy, PhD, Professor of English, Charleston Southern University.

1987

Boyd, Debra, PhD (British Literature):  Acting President, Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Provost, Winthrop University (SC).*

Dabbs, Thomas W., PhD (British Literature): Professor of English, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo.*

Van Ness, Gordon, PhD (American Literature): Professor of English (former chair), Longwood University (VA).*

1986

Frazier, Charles, PhD (British Literature): Author of National Book Award winner and New York Times best seller Cold Mountain (1997), as well as NYT best sellers Thirteen Moons (2006) and Nightwoods (2011).

1978

Greene, Ghussan Rouse, PhD (British Literature): Chair, Department of English and Modern Languages, South Carolina State University; formerly Chair of English, Claflin University (SC).*

1971

James L.W. West III, PhD (American Literature): Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and Director, Center for the History of the Book, Pennsylvania State University.*

1970

Noel Polk, PhD (American Literature): Professor Emeritus of English and Editor of Mississippi Quarterly, Mississippi State University.* (deceased 22 August 2012)