Recent PhD Student Placements

Name

Position

Cleston Lee Armstrong, III
PhD Literature, 2009 

Professor
Vancouver Island University 
Michael Bassett
PhD Creative Writing, 2006
 
Upper School English Instructor
Hilton Head Prep School 
Bradley Cole Bennett
PhD Literature, 2002 
Department Chair, Professor, Writing Center Director
Abilene Christian University 
Richard Boada
PhD Creative Writing, 2009 
Visiting Assistant Professor
Millsaps College
Chris Brunt
PhD Creative Writing, 2014 
Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Houston 
Cheryl Clark
PhD Literature, 2010 
Chair of Division of Humanities, Assistant Professor
Louisiana College 
Lori Coohon
PhD Literature, 2001 
Associate Professor
University of Memphis 
Ryan Saxon Davidson
PhD Creative Writing,, 2009 
Adjunct Professor
Austin Community College 
Lindsay Doukopoulos (Walker)
PhD Creative Writing, 2010 
Lecturer
University of Auburn 
Fae Dremock
PhD Creative Writing, 2014 
Assistant Professor
Ithaca College 
Williamenia Miranda Freeman
PhD Literature, 2010 
Assistant Professor
Tougaloo College 
Randy Gonzales
PhD Literature, 2014 
Assistant Professor
University of Louisiana-Lafayette 
Britt Haraway
PhD Creative Writing, 2006 
Assistant Professor, Gallery Magazine Advisor
University of Texas-Pan America 
Max Hunter Hayes
PhD Literature, 2003 
Department Chair, Associate Professor
Texas A&M-Commerce 
Jared Hegwood
PhD Creative Writing, 2007 
Assistant Professor
Georgia Regents University 
Joel Bridges Henderson
PhD Literature, 2009 

Department Head
Chattanooga State Community College 

Joyce Inman
PhD Literature, 2011 
Composition Director, Assistant Professor
University of Southern Mississippi 
Tina Naremore Jones
PhD Literature, 2002 
Dean of Educational Outreach, Professor
University of West Alabama 
Travis Kurowski
PhD Creative Writing, 2009 
Coordinator of Creative Writing, Assistant Professor
York College of Pennsylvania 
Corey Latta
PhD Literature, 2012 
Vice President of Academics
Visible Music College-Memphis 
Eric Leatherwood
PhD Literature, 2005 
English Instructor
Pearl River Community College 
Chris Love
PhD Literature, 2013 
Instructor
University of Alabama 
Jeffrey MacLachlan
PhD Creative Writing, 2014 
Lecturer
Georgia College and State University 
Jennifer Marquardt
PhD Literature, 2011 
Assistant Professor
Wenzhou-Kean University 
Caroline Miles
PhD Literature, 2002 
Associate Professor
University of Texas-Pan America 
Tiffany Ann Noonan
PhD Creative Writing, 2009 
Adjunct Instructor
Indian River State College 
Brian Nudelman
PhD Literature, 2004 
Associate Professor
Parkland College 
Stacy Elaine Pratt
PhD Creative Writing, 2008 
Assistant Professor
State University of New York-Jefferson 
Jeff Pusch
PhD Literature, 2011 
Instructor
University of Alabama 
Samuel Ruddick
PhD Creative Writing, 2008 
Lecturer
University of Auburn 
Regina Sakalarios-Rogers
PhD Creative Writing, 2006 
Instructor
University of West Florida 
Jordan Sanderson
PhD Creative Writing, 2007 
Instructor, Language Arts Department
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College 
William Scott Simkins
PhD Literature, 2006 
Lecturer
University of Auburn 
Erin Elizabeth Smith
PhD Creative Writing, 2009 
Lecturer
University of Tennessee-Knoxville 
Michael Farris Smith
PhD Creative Writing, 2002 
Associate Professor
Mississippi University for Women
Rusty Spell
PhD Creative Writing, 2002 
Instructor
University of Auburn 
Andrea Spofford
PhD Creative Writing, 2013 
Assistant Professor
Austin Peay State University 
John W. Stewart, III
PhD Literature, 2003 
University President
Montevallo University 
Anne Dyer Stuart
PhD Creative Writing, 2004 
Assistant Professor
Bloomsburg University 
Sarah Turner Waddle
PhD Literature, 2005 
Professor of English
Des Moines Area Community College 
Lorie Watkins
PhD Literature, 2007 
Associate Professor
William Carey University 
Vallie Lynn Watson
PhD Creative Writing, 2009 
Lecturer, Fiction
University of North Carolina-Wilmington 
Shanti Weiland
PhD Creative Writing, 2005 
Instructor
University of Alabama 
Justin Williamson
PhD Literature, 2008 

Instructor, Faculty Association President
Pearl River Community College 

James Curtis
PhD Literature, 2015    
Visiting Assistant Professor,
Tougaloo College   
Laura Hakala
PhD Literature, 2015 
Assistant Professor
Shawnee State University
Jennifer Robertson
PhD Literature, 2015
Instructor
University of Alabama
Christina Rothenbeck
PhD Creative Writing, 2015
Instructor
LSU
Ellis Purdie
PhD, Creative Writing, 2015
Assistant Professor of English
East Texas Baptist University
Louis DiLeo 
PhD Creative Writing, 2015
Assistant Professor of English
Florida Southern College
Jennifer Brewington
PhD Creative Writing, 2016
Instructor of Composition
The University of Southern Mississippi
Allison Campbell
PhD Creative Writing, 2016
Instructor of Creative Writing
Lusher Charter School, New Orleans
Caleb Tankersley
PhD Creative Writing, 2016
Literary Arts Instructor
Mississippi School of the Arts
Allison Tharp
PhD Literature, 2016
Postdoctoral Researcher
The University of Delaware