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The following is the most current placement information the department has of former PhD students since 1986. We aim to keep this list as accurate as possible. If you have any comments or questions, please contact the webmaster Melanie Esterline.



2024McCoy, RyanAssistant Professor in Environmental Ethics, Washington and Lee University (VA)
 Wakeman, Lila 
2023Sheeley, KristianLecturer, Marist College (NY)
 Clark, ColbyPostdoctoral Fellow, University of Utah (UT)
 O'Dell, LaurenLecturer in Biomedical Ethics (permanent), Georgia State University (GA)
2022Bohannon, KaylaAssistant Professor, University of North Alabama (AL)
 Cunningham, MaryLecturer, Belmont University (TN)
 Felgenhauer, JarradInstructor, Seattle University (WA)
 Grimsley, ChristopherInstructional Designer, Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts (PA)- (Non Academic)
2021Cole, Daniel "D"Adjunct Instructor, Ivy Tech (IN)
 Van't Land, DrewAssistant Professor, Community College of Allegheny County (PA)
 Graham, ClayAdjunct Faculty, Centralia College (WA)
 Catlin, Michelle Instructor, Georgetown College (KY)
2020Chaudhary, SurajAssistant Teaching Professor in Augustine and Culture Seminar Program, Villanova University (PA)
 Lincoln, JamesAssistant Professor, Lasell University (MA)
2019Smith, ColinAssistant Teaching Professor, Penn State University (PA)
 Fitzjohn, TimothyAdjunct Instructor, Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops, BC)
2018Scott, DavidAssistant Professor, Bellarmine University (KY)
 Antich, PeterAssistant Professor, Dominican College (NY)
 Moore, PeterVisiting Professor, Dharma Realm Buddhist University(CA)
2017Harmon, JustinVisiting Assistant Professor, Notre Dame of Maryland University (MD)
 Buhler, KeithHeadmaster, Saint Andrew Academy (CA)
 Peterson, EricDirector of the Scott Scholars Program, Business Ethics Instructor, Creighton University (NE)
 Goard, KimberlyFull-Time Instructor, Richmond Community College (NC)
 Buchanan, CarolineAssistant Professor, Program for Bioethics, UK College of Medicine (KY)
 Sheffler, DanLecturer, Memoria College (KY)
 Carlson, BrianWeb Developer/SEO Analyst (Non Academic)
2016Guerin, Robert

Clinical Ethicist, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University

Candidate in Adult Psychoanalysis Training Program, Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center

 DiRado, PaulSenior Teaching Instructor, Colorado State University (CO)
 Hudgens, JenniferAcademic Affairs Officer, Atlanta English Institute (GA)
 Johnson, ShellySenior Adjunct Instructor, Georgetown College (KY)
 Burchett, KyleUnknown
2015Merwin (née Wielgus), MargotConsultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers (Non Academic)
2014Wiitala, MichaelAssociate College Lecturer, Cleveland State University (OH)
 Delaney, JesseDirector of Student Success Data Analysis, University of Arkansas (AR)
2013Horn, Charles JoshuaAssociate Professor, University of Wisconsin/Stevens Point (WI)
 Jones, ClintPresident, Portage County Ecosocialists (WI) (Non Academic)
 Klaskow, TylerAssociate  Professor, Mott Community College (MI)
 Labecki, AdamSoftware Engineer - Unity Technologies (Non Academic)
2012Floyd, KamperAssistant Professor,  Wake Tech Community College (NC)
 Braune, JoanLecturer, Gonzaga University (WA)
 Muhtaroglu, NazifInstructor at Bahçeşehir University (Turkey) 
 Zerpa, LevisFull Time Professor, Yachay Tech University, Ecuador
2011Horton, MichaelProfessor, Harper College (IL)
 DeBord, CharlesAssociate Professor,  St. Charles Community College (MO)
 Streetman, CraigAssociate Professor, King's College (TN)
 Mills-KnutsenJoshuaFormerly Assistant Professor (non-tenure track), University of Indianapolis (IN), currently residing in London
 Hodapp, ChristaCWW Interim Director, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
 Fulkerson-Smith, Brett Associate Professor, Harper College (IL)
 Woodward, JenniferFormerly Instructor, Metropolitan State University, Denver
2010Trullinger, JosephAssistant Professor of Philosophy & Honors, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
 Absher, BrandonAssociate Professor, Liberal Arts/Director, Honors Program, D'Youville College (NY)
2009Lepadatu, Gilbert      Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis at Delta Air Lines. (Non Academic)
2008Carelli, PaulAssociate Professor, University of North Florida
 Metzo, Christine       Director of First Year and Transition Programs, St. Cloud State University (MN)
 Tilley, MichaelScience Writer and Editor, University of Iowa College of Dentistry (IA)
2007Mercer, RonaldProfessor, Oakland City University (IN)
 Okello, JosephAssociate Professor, Asbury Theological Seminary (Florida)
 Sandmeyer, RobertAssociate Professor, Philosophy Department, University of Kentucky
2006Mulberry, GreigInstructor, University of San Francisco and other schools in the San Fracisco Bay Area ; previous position Instructor, Mississippi State University
 Skees, MurrayAssistant Professor, University of South Carolina, Beaufort
2005Buck, EricProfessor and Interim President at Magdalen College in Warner, NH
 Smaw, EricProfessor, Rollins College (Florida)
2004Harvey, GeorgeAssociate Professor, Indiana University Southeast
 Leichtle, SeanTranslator, Heidelberg, Germany
2003Harrelson, KevinAssociate Professor, Ball State University (Indiana)
 Shields, RobertSubstitute Teacher at ELS Language Centers
 Zanelotti, KevinAssociate Professor, McKendree College (Lebanon, IL)
2002Cordry, BenjaminProfessor, Lorain County Community College (Cleveland)
 Lewis, PaulAssociate Professor, University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio)
 Nicholas, JefferyProfessor of Philosophy, Providence College (RI)
 Schuman, DanielProfessor, Bluegrass Community and Technical College
 Townley, MartinStudying Architecture
2000Ciocchetti, ChrisAssociate Professor, Centenary College (Shreveport, LA)
1999Goff-Yates, AmyDirector of Business Development, EnviroCartridge (Non Academic)
 Heiner, StevenAward-winning Photographer; Adjunct Instructor, NC State University (Raleigh)
 Roccanova, JanetYanapuma Foundation, Ecuador (Non Academic)
1997Estes, YolandaAssociate Professor, Mississippi State University (on faculty 1998-2013)
1996Farr, ArnoldProfessor, University of Kentucky
 Sawicki, MarianneLecturer, Juniata College (Huntingdon, PA)
 Wilke, David Instructor, UK Honors Program (retired)
1995Giles, DonaldPrivately employed.
1993Gabhart, MitchellLecturer at multiple universities
 Inglis, JohnProfessor Emeritus, Philosophy Department, University of Dayton
 Whitler, JuneIndependent Scholar
 Zhai, ZhenmingProfessor, Sun Yat-Sen University (Guangzhou, China)
1992Wojcik, JanAssociate Professor, Auburn University (Deceased). A biography of Professor Wojcik (pdf)
1991Kleppinger, EugeneInstructor in Philosophy, Eastern Kentucky University
1988Holbrook, PaulDirector, King Library Press, University of Kentucky
 Sullivan, PatrickPrincipal Consultant, JBW Group International (Non Academic)
1986Adams, ToddAssistant Professor of Arts and Humanities, Pennsylvania State University - Worthington/Scranton