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Recent Placements

This list includes recent PhD graduates who have obtained tenure-track positions or other significant placements at other institutions.


Katie Condon – Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Chloe Hanson – University  Tennessee, Postdoctoral Lecturer

Shannon Heath – University Tennessee, Lecturer

John Nicholson – University Tennessee, Postdoctoral Lecturer

Coralyn Nottingham – University Tennessee, Postdoctoral Lecturer

Sean Purio – Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, Deputy Director Force Support Squadron

Kimberly Turner – University Tennessee, Postdoctoral Lecturer

Hannah Widdifield – University Tennessee, Postdoctoral Lecturer


Melinda Backer — University Tennessee, Postdoctoral Lecturer

Katie Condon — Emory University

Staci Conner —  University Tennessee, Postdoctoral Lecturer

Jill Fennell — University Tennessee, Postdoctoral Lecturer

Atsushi Marutani — University of Tokyo, Research Associate

Kali Mobley Finn — Bemidji State University, Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Richard Hermes — Emory University, Lecturer

Jackie Kerr — University Tennessee, Postdoctoral Lecturer

Rosemary Kitchen — University Tennessee, Lecturer

Atsushi Marutani — University of Tokyo, English Department Research Associate

Jeremy Reed – Westminster College, Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Kendra Slayton — Georgia Tech, Brittain Fellow

Jewel Williams — Memphis Community Center


Kierstyn Lamour — Pellissippi State Technical Community College, Adjunct Faculty

Benjamin McClendon — Marharishi University, Assistant Professor

Brent Robida — Hargrave Military Academy, Upper School English

Matthew Smith — Tulane University, Visiting Assistant Professor

Andrew Todd — University Tennessee, Postdoctoral Lectureship

Caroline Wilkinson — University Tennessee, Postdoctoral Lectureship

2016-2017 placements

Matt Brock — Gulf Coast State College

Kerri Considine — University Tennessee, Postdoctoral Lectureship

Shannon Heath — University Tennessee, Postdoctoral Lecturership

Andrew Lallier — University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (lectureship)

Jeremy Locke — Dominion Christian Schools, Georgia (High School English)

Melissa Rack — University South Carolina, Salkehatchie (assistant professor)

2015-2016 placements

Andrew Eichel —  Marion L Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Tech

Clint Stivers — Eastern Kentucky University Assistant Director Writing & Communications Program in the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity

John Stromski — Marshall University (assistant professor)

LTC Athony Zupancic — US Military Academy West Point (professor)

2014-2015 placements

Emily Cope–York College of Pennsylvania (tenure-track assistant professor and Writing in the Disciplines coordinator)

Stephanie Dugger–Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN (assistant professor)

Ryan Woldruff–Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO (tenure-track assistant professor)

2013-2014 placements

Katharine Burnett–Fisk University (tenure-track assistant professor)

Deidre Garriott–Virginia Military Institute (tenure-track assistant professor)

Christian Gerard–University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (assistant professor)

Michael Levan–University of St. Francis, Ft. Wayne, IN  (tenure-track assistant professor)

Matthew Raese–Graceland University, Lamoni, IA (visiting assistant professor)

Joshua Robbins–University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX (tenure-track assistant professor)

Carolyn Wisniewski–Indiana University of Pennsylvania (tenure-track assistant professor)

2012-2013 placements

Katharine Burnett–Graceland University, Lamoni, IA (tenure-track assistant professor)

Teresa Lopez–Pellissippi State Technical College, Knoxville, TN (tenure-track assistant professor)

Joshua Robbins–University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX (visiting assistant professor)

Clint Stivers–Eastern Kentucky University, assistant director, writing & communications program in the Noel Studio for Creativity

2011-2012 placements

Nicole Drewitz-Crockett–Emory and Henry University, Emory, VA (tenure-track assistant professor)

Jessie Janeshek–Bethany College, Bethany, WV (tenure-track assistant professor)

Michael Levan–California University of Pennsylvania (visiting assistant professor)

Christopher Minnix–University of Alabama-Birmingham (tenure-track associate professor & Director of Freshman English)

Charlotte Pence–University South Alabama, Director, Stokes Center for Creative Writing

Adam Prince–Ticknor Fellow at the Gilman School, Baltimore, MD

Buell Wisner–Georgia Perimeter College (tenure-track assistant professor)

2010-2011 placements

Jerry Alexander–Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC (tenure-track assistant professor)

Sean Barnette–Lander University, Greenwood, SC (tenure-track associate professor)

Susan Eastman–Dalton State College (tenure-track assistant professor)

Casie Fedukovich–North Carolina State University (associate professor, associate director of composition)

Misty Krueger–University of Maine-Farmington (visiting assistant professor)

Meredith McCarroll–Clemson University (full-time lecturer)

Michael Modarelli–Walsh University, Canton, OH (tenure-track assistant professor)

Kelly Rivers–Pellissippi State Technical College, Knoxville, TN (tenure-track associate professor)

LaRonda Sanders-Senu–Gordon State College, Barnesville, GA (tenure-track assistant professor)

2009-2010 placements

Katie Hoffman–Virginia Commonwealth University (assistant professor)

Shaun Morgan–Tennessee Wesleyan College (tenure-track assistant professor)

Buell Wisner–Gordon State College, Barnesville, GA (visiting assistant professor)

2008-2009 placements

Esther Godfrey–University of South Carolina-Upstate (tenure-track assistant professor)

Jesse Graves–East Tennessee State University (tenure-track assistant professor)

Brad Tice–Nebraska Wesleyan University (tenure-track assistant professor)

2007-2008 placements

Kasey Baker–Texas A&M University-Kingsville (tenure-track assistant professor)

Anita Bergeson–William Woods University, Fulton, MO (tenure-track assistant professor)

April Boone–North Greenville University, Tigerville, SC (assistant professor)

Rich Bryan–Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA (tenure-track assistant professor)

Hugh Davis–Piedmont College, Demorest, GA (tenure-track assistant professor)

Bill Doyle–University of Tampa (tenure-track assistant professor)

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