Graduate Placement

Recent graduates of our PhD program currently hold positions in a variety of academic departments at universities located throughout the United States, Australia, and Japan, as well as in museums and other cultural institutions.


Batiste, Stephanie (2002) — Associate Professor of English and Black Studies, University of California – Santa Barbara

Black, Megan (2016) --- Assistant Professor of International History, London School of Economics and Political Science

Brown, Ashley (2017) --- Assistant Professor of History and Afro-American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Brownlee, Peter John (2004) — Associate Curator, Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago

Clark, Laurel (2008)  — Assistant Professor of History, University of Hartford

Davidson, Lisa Pfueller (2002) — Historian, Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) Division, Heritage Documentation Programs, National Park Service

Demczuk, Bernard (2008) —  Former Assistant Vice President for DC Relations, George Washington University

Elman, Julie Passanante (2008) — Assistant Professor, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Missouri in Columbia

Ferris, Marcie Cohen (2003) — Associate Professor of American Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Finnegan, Brian (2005) —Country Programs Director, Solidarity Center, São Paulo, Brazil

Fox, Charity (2010) — Assistant Professor of American Studies, Penn State Harrisburg

Gardullo, Paul (2005) — Museum Curator, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution

Heard, Sandra (2010) — Chair of History Department and US History Teacher, the Potomac School

Jacobs, James (2004) — Historian, Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) Division, Heritage Documentation Programs, National Park Service

Kein, Katie (2016) — Lecturer, Gender + Women's Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Kieran, David (2009) — Assistant Professor of History, Washington and Jefferson College

Lahey, Laurie — Professor of Africana Studies, University of Southern Florida

Larson, Scott (2016) --- Lecturer in American Culture, University of Michigan

Lewis, Clara (2010) — Writing Specialist, Department of History, Stanford University

Lierow, Lars (2010) — Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Public History and Public Culture, George Washington University

Logan, Cameron (2007) — Research Fellow, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne (Australia)

Mancus, Shannon (2016) --- Research Faculty, Environmental Humanities, Colorado School of Mines

McKenzie, Shelly (2007) — Professorial Lecturer in Writing, University Writing Program, George Washington University

Meringolo, Denise (2005) — Assistant Professor of History & Coordinator of the Public History Track in the M.A. in Historical Studies, University of Maryland – Baltimore County

Mohamed, Eid (2011) — Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, University of Guelph

Moresi, Michele Gates (2002) — Curator of Collections, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution

Nugent, Patrick (2016)--- Deputy Director, CV Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, Washington College

O’Keefe, John (2012) — Assistant Professor of History, Ohio University

Riismandel, Kyle (2010) — University Lecturer of History, Rutgers University Newark

Santana, Brian (2012)  — Lecturer of English, Shepherd University

Schiavo, Laura Burd (2002) — Assistant Professor of Museum Studies, George Washington University

Schulte, Stephanie Ricker (2008) — Assistant Professor of Communication, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, University of Arkansas

Strait, Kevin (2010) — Project Historian, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution

Torii, Yusuke (2006) — Associate Professor of Foreign Studies, Setsunan University (Osaka, Japan)

Troyano, Joan Fragaszy (2011) — Research Assistant Professor in History and Art History, George Mason University

Wiley, Amber (2011) — Professor of American Studies, Skidmore College