Job Placement for Doctoral Students

Job Market Coordinator

In order to prepare graduate students for the job market, the English Department has employed Dr. Michael Harker as Job Market Coordinator. In this role, Dr. Harker collaborates with graduate students, faculty, and administration to build a comprehensive plan to prepare English graduate students for the academic and alt-academic job markets.  Through the job placement program, students receive individual support and assistance developing job market materials. To further prepare for the market, individual “mock” job interview and job talks are held in addition to department-wide workshops and panels presented throughout the academic year.

Teaching & Research Positions

Students who graduate with a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition at GSU have a range of academic and/or industry job opportunities available to them upon graduation. Below is a selected list of our recent Ph.D. students’ job placements.

Including tenure, tenure-track, non-tenure-track, postdoctoral fellowships, and public school positions

Dr. Shae A. Anderson, Columbus State University, Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Timothy Blue, Georgia Perimeter College, Lecturer in English

Dr. Timothy Blue, The Wesleyan School (private high school), Norcross, GA, Chair of English Department

Dr. Marcia Bost, Shorter University, Rome, GA (Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English)

Dr. Cristine Busser, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR (Tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Writing)

Dr. Tanya Cochran, Union College, Lincoln, NE (Tenured Associate Prof. of English and College Writing Coordinator; Founding Director of the Writing and Speaking Studio)

Dr. James T. Davis, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (Tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures)

Dr. Michelle Eble, East Carolina University, NC (Tenured, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies)

Dr. Diana Eidson, Auburn University, Auburn, AL (Tenure-track, Assistant Professor, English, specialization in Rhetoric and Composition)

Dr. Gregory Flail, Clayton State University, GA (Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English)

Dr. Jennifer Forsthoefel, Marion L. Brittain Post-Doctoral Fellow, Georgia Tech University (Post-Doctoral Fellowship)

Dr. Ann Marie Francis, University of North Georgia, Gainesville, Lecturer, English

Dr. Oriana Gatta, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA (Tenure-track, Assistant Professor, English, specialization in Rhetoric and Composition)

Dr. Jeremy Godfrey, University of Arizona, Postdoctoral Research Associate (Post-Doctoral Fellowship)

Dr. Jeremy Godfrey, Emory University, GA (Instructor, and Liaison for Community Partnership; The Writing Program, Department of English, under new director Dr. Marc Bousquet) (Post-Doctoral Fellowship)

Dr. Lauri Goodling, Georgia Perimeter College of Georgia State University, GA (previously Georgia Perimeter College) (Tenured Associate Professor of Humanities; online faculty)

Dr. Cantice Green, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA (Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English)

Dr. Letizia Guglielmo, Kennesaw State University, GA (Tenured Associate Professor of English and Women’s Studies; Assistant Director of Composition; and Online/Technology Coordinator for Department of Gender & Women’s Studies Program Faculty)

Dr. Gordon Harrison, Professor in Residence and Special Assistant to the President, Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville GA (Tenured, Full Professor)

Dr. Bradford Hincher, Trident Technical College, English Instructor

Dr. Elizabeth Jamison, Harrison High School (Cobb County Schools), Atlanta, GA, Advanced English Composition Teacher

Dr. Michael Keleher, Kennesaw State University, GA (Tenured, Associate Professor of English and LSP English/Reading Unit Coordinator, Department of University Studies)

Dr. Juliette Kitchens, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition)

Dr. Renee Love, Lander University, Greenwood University (Dean of the College of Arts & Humanities)

Dr. Carola Mattord, Kennesaw State University, GA (Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English)

Dr. Cara Minardi, Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, GA (Tenure-track, Assistant Professor)

Dr. Alice Myatt, University of Mississippi, Associate Director of the Center for Writing and Rhetoric (Tenure-track)

Dr. Mary Helen O’Connor, Georgia Perimeter College of Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA (previously Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston Campus) (Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English)

Dr. Estefania Olid-Pena, Westminster Schools (private high school), Atlanta, GA, Modern and Classic Languages Department and Literature Department

Dr. Jeannie Parker-Beard, Kennesaw State University, GA, Intensive English Program Faculty and Part-time Instructor

Dr. Jennifer Randall, Dalton State University, Dalton, GA (Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English)

Dr. Carol Raybourn, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA (Associate Professor)

Dr. Peter Rorabaugh, Kennesaw State University—Marietta Campus (previously Southern Polytechnic State University), Kennesaw, GA (Tenure-track, Assistant Professor; English, Technical Communication and Media Arts Department)

Steven Sams, Reader/Tutor at King’s College, London, England (International)

Dr. Sandra Matthews, Georgia Perimeter Colllege, Dunwoody Campus (Professor)

Dr. Jim Shimkus, University of North Georgia, Gainesville Campus (previously Gainesville State College) (Tenure-track Assistant Professor, English, specialization in Rhetoric and Composition)

Dr. Lara Smith-Sitton, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA (Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English and Director of Community Engagement)

Dr. Lindsey Spring, The Citadel, Charleston, SC

Dr. Elizabeth Tasker, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacodoches, TX (Tenured Associate Professor and Writing Program Administrator)

Dr. Susan Thomas, Lecturer and Founding Director of the Writing Hub, University of Sydney, Australia (International)

Dr. Victoria Willis, Georgia State University, Research Analyst, Office of Institutional Research

Dr. Shannon Wisdom, Community College of Vermont, Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Laura WilliamsEmory University – Goizueta Business School, Adjunct Professor

Industry Positions

Dr. Shae Alexis Anderson, Managing Director, The Liberty Theatre and Cultural Center, Columbus, GA

Dr. Bradford Hincher, Education and Communications Consulting (owner)

Dr. Elizabeth Jamison, Write World Editing and Writing Services (owner)

Dr. Valerie Robin, Tecnical Writer, SITA Aerospace, Atlanta

Steven Sams, Digital Content Manager at HomeGrown Industries, dba Mellow Mushroom, Atlanta

Steven Sams, Senior Manager Web Communication, The Home Depot, Atlanta; Manager of Web Communication, The Home Depot

Steven Sams, Site Manager for Microsoft, UK site

Dr. Shannon Wisdom, Technical Editor, Hill and Associates

Dr. Laurissa Wolfram-Hvass, Research Manager, Mail Chimp