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Department of English Language and Literature

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Professional Development

We want our students to succeed after their time in our department is over. Professional development is a priority for us.

Recent Graduate Student Placement

Our graduates have landed a variety of tenure-track faculty positions nationwide as well as jobs in marketing and writing.

If you are one of our 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 at GLAVEYB@mailbox.sc.edu.

Information on earlier years available upon request.

Ach, Jada: Lecturer in Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies at Arizona State University

Huber, Hannah: Postdoctural Fellow and Research Associate in Digital Humanities at University of Illinois Chicago

Lee, Marti: Lecturer at Georgia Southern University

Mann, Rachel: 2019-2020 Bridge Humanities Corps Fellow at the University of South Carolina

Bedenbaugh, Derek: Instructor in Arts and Humanities, Columbia College

Gibbs, Michael: Writing Center Lead Professional Consultant at University of South Carolina Aiken

Fischer, Erica: Instructor in English at the University of South Carolina

Harley, Ben: Assistant Professor of English, Northern State University

Hatley, Alana: Instructor in English at The University of Houston

Hendryx, Jospeh: Assistant Professor of English, Mount Mercy University

Herzog, Andreas: Visiting Assistant Professor, Claflin University

Junqueira, Jessica: Independent Writer and Researcher in Raleigh, NC

Kabani, Fayaz: Assistant Professor of English, Allen University

Lackey, Sam: Assistant Professor of English, Great Basin College

Makala, Jeffrey: Special Collections Librarian, Furman University

Meyer, Trevor: Assistant Professor of English, Northwest Missouri State University

Stubbefield, David: Associate Professor of English, Southern Wesleyan

Maricle, Jonathan: Creative and Strategic Consultant at Resonator LLC

Sircy, Elisha: Upper School English Teacher at Heathwood Hall

Weisenberg, Michael: Reference and Instruction Librarian at Irvin Department of Rare Books & Special Collections, University of South Carolina

Rendek, Emily: Public Information Specialist, Graduate School, University of South Carolina

Simmons, Matthew: Interim Director Center for Digital Humanities, University of South Carolina

Street, Nathaniel: Assistant Professor and Writing Center Coordinator, Mount Saint Vincent University

Boedy, Matt: Assistant Professor, University of North Georgia

Bolt, Barbara: Clinical Assistant Professor, Center for Business Communications, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

Clement, Dean: Assistant Professor, Cameron University

Murray, Emily: Instructor, Allen University

Stagliano, Anthony: Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University

Tisdale, Bethany: Clinical Assistant Professor, Center for Business Communications, Moore School of Business

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Camacho, Kenneth, Ph.D. (American Literature) English Teacher, Anne Arundel Community College (MD)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jenkinson, Carl, Ph.D. (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., Ph.D. (Composition and Rhetoric): Director of Editorial Projects, National Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina.

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

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

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

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

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


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