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Placement of Former PhD Students

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.


Bohannon, Kayla

Post-Doc, UKY

Cole, Daniel "D"

Adjunct Instructor, Ivy Tech (IN)

Cunningham, Mary

Lecturer, Belmont University (TN)


Felgenhauer, Jarrad

Instructor, Seattle University (WA)


Van't Land, Drew

Assistant Professor, Community College of Allegheny County (PA)


Graham, Clay

Adjunct Faculty, Centralia College (WA)


Chaudhary, Suraj

Visiting Assistant Professor (renewable), College of Wooster (OH)


Lincoln, James

Full-Time Lecturer of Morals and Ethics, US Coast Guard Academy (CT)


Smith, Colin

Assistant Teaching Professor, Penn State University (PA)

  Fitzjohn, Timothy Adjunct Instructor, Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops, BC)


Scott, David

Assistant Professor, Bellarmine University (KY)


Antich, Peter

Assistant Professor, Dominican College (NY)


Moore, Peter

Visiting Professor, Xavier University (OH)


Harmon, Justin

Full-Time Instructor, Southern Oregon University (OR)


Buhler, Keith

Headmaster, Saint Andrew Academy (CA)


Peterson, Eric

Director of the Scott Scholars Program, Business Ethics Instructor, Creighton University (NE)


Goard, Kimberly

Full-Time Instructor, Richmond Community College (NC)


Buchanan, Caroline

Assistant Professor, Program for Bioethics, UK College of Medicine (KY)


Sheffler, Dan

Tutor, Memoria College (KY)

  Carlson, Brian

Web Developer/SEO Analyst


Guerin, 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, Paul

Senior Teaching Instructor, Colorado State University (CO)

  Hudgens, Jennifer Academic Affairs Officer, Atlanta English Institute (GA)
  Johnson, Shelly

Senior Adjunct Instructor, Georgetown College (KY)

  Burchett, Kyle Unknown


Merwin (née Wielgus), Margot

Grants Manager, Corporate and Foundation Relations (Georgia State University)


Wiitala, Michael

Associate College Lecturer, Cleveland State University (OH)


Delaney, Jesse

Director of Student Success Data Analysis, University of Arkansas (AR)


Horn, Charles Joshua

Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin/Stevens Point (WI)


Jones, Clint

President, Portage County Ecosocialists (WI)


Klaskow, Tyler

Assistant Professor, Mott Community College (MI)


Labecki, Adam

Software Engineer - Unity Technologies


Floyd, Kamper

Instructor at Wake Tech Community College, Durham (NC)


Braune, Joan

Lecturer, Gonzaga University (WA)


Muhtaroglu, Nazif

Instructor at Bahçeşehir University (Turkey) 


Zerpa, Levis

Full Time Professor, Yachay Tech University, Ecuador


Horton, Michael

Associate Professor, Harper College (IL)


DeBord, Charles

Associate Professor,  St. Charles Community College (MO)


Streetman, Craig

Associate Professor, King's College (TN)



Formerly Assistant Professor (non-tenure track), University of Indianapolis (IN), currently residing in London


Hodapp, Christa

CWW Interim Director, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Lowell


Fulkerson-Smith, Brett 

Associate Professor, Harper College (IL)

  Woodward, Jennifer formerly Instructor, Metropolitan State University, Denver



Trullinger, Joseph

Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Honors, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.


Absher, Brandon

Associate Professor, Liberal Arts/Director, Honors Program, D'Youville College (NY)


Lepadatu, Gilbert      

Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis at Delta Air Lines.


Carelli, Paul

Associate Professor, University of North Florida


Metzo, Christine       

Director of First Year and Transition Programs, St. Cloud State University (MN)


Tilley, Michael

Science Writer and Editor, University of Iowa College of Dentistry (IA)


Mercer, Ronald

Professor, Oakland City University (IN)


Okello, Joseph

Associate Professor, Asbury Theological Seminary (Florida)


Sandmeyer, Robert

Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, University of Kentucky


Mulberry, Greig

Instructor, University of San Francisco and other schools in the San Fracisco Bay Area ; previous position Instructor, Mississippi State University


Skees, Murray

Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina, Beaufort


Buck, Eric

Professor and Interim President at Magdalen College in Warner, NH


Smaw, Eric

Associate Professor, Rollins College (Florida)


Harvey, George

Associate Professor, Indiana University Southeast


Leichtle, Sean

Translator, Heidelberg, Germany


Harrelson, Kevin

Associate Professor, Ball State University (Indiana)


Shields, Robert

Substitute Teacher at ELS Language Centers


Zanelotti, Kevin

Associate Professor, McKendree College (Lebanon, IL)


Cordry, Benjamin

Professor, Lorain County Community College (Cleveland)


Lewis, Paul

Associate Professor, University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio)


Nicholas, Jeffery

Professor of Philosophy, Providence College (RI)


Schuman, Daniel

Professor, Bluegrass Community and Technical College


Townley, Martin

Studying Architecture


Ciocchetti, Chris

Associate Professor, Centenary College (Shreveport, LA)


Goff-Yates, Amy

Director of Business Development, EnviroCartridge


Heiner, Steven

Award-winning Photographer; Adjunct Instructor, NC State University (Raleigh)


Roccanova, Janet

Yanapuma Foundation, Ecuador


Estes, Yolanda

Associate Professor, Mississippi State University (on faculty 1998-2013)


Farr, Arnold

Professor, University of Kentucky


Sawicki, Marianne

Lecturer, Juniata College (Huntingdon, PA)

  Wilke, David  Instructor, UK Honors Program (retired)


Giles, Donald

Privately employed.


Gabhart, Mitchell

Lecturer at multiple universities


Inglis, John

Professor Emeritus, Philosophy Department, University of Dayton


Whitler, June

Independent Scholar


Zhai, Zhenming

Professor, Sun Yat-Sen University (Guangzhou, China)


Wojcik, Jan

Associate Professor, Auburn University (Deceased). A biography of Professor Wojcik (pdf)


Kleppinger, Eugene

Instructor in Philosophy, Eastern Kentucky University


Holbrook, Paul

Director, King Library Press, University of Kentucky


Sullivan, Patrick

Principal Consultant, JBW Group International


Adams, Todd

Assistant Professor of Arts and Humanities, Pennsylvania State University - Worthington/Scranton