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Alumni Placement

If you are seeking a position in history, read our page on employment as a historian. That page contains information about positions in general, not in the Department of History at The University of Memphis. When a position is available in our department, there will always be a link in the news box on our home page. If there is no link there, we do not have an open position.

Alumni Placement


Since 1990 our doctoral alumni have acquired employment at a rate consistent with overall trends in the profession. From community colleges to research universities, our alumni are productive and respected faculty members at every level of higher education. One of our graduates serves as a Program Director of African-American Studies. Two of our graduates enjoy the distinction of serving as the chair of their respective departments. Other graduates are employed as faculty and administrative staff at private academies and public high schools, hold positions in museums and libraries, work as full-time research associates, or pursue post-doctoral studies. The following are some of our recent PhD placements:


Michael Lejman, Modern European History, 2014
Full-Time Instructor of History, Mid-South Community College, Arkansas
Advisor: Daniel Unowsky

Jack Lorenzini, African American History, 2014
Lecturer, University of Tennessee, Martin
Advisor: Aram Goudsouzian

Shawn Fisher, African American History, 2013
Assistant Professor of History and Social Sciences, Harding University
Advisor: Aram Goudsouzian

Mark Janzen, Ancient Egyptian History, 2013
AP History Teacher, First Assembly Christian School, Cordova, TN
Advisor: Peter Brand

Richard Saunders, African American History, 2013
Head of Reference, University of Tennessee-Martin
Advisor: Aram Goudsouzian

Chrystal E. Goudsouzian, Ancient Egyptian History, 2012
Instructor/Coordinator, Department of History, University of Memphis
Advisor: Suzanne Onstine

Sheena Harris, African American History, 2012
Assistant Professor, Austin Peay State University
Advisor: Beverly Bond

Ann Mulhearn, US History, 2012
Fulbright Roving Scholar in American Studies, Norway, 2012-2013
Advisor: Aram Goudsouzian

Richard Nollan, US History, 2012
Associate Professor, Reference and Instructional Services Coordinator, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Advisor: Charles Crawford

Darin Stephanov, Middle Eastern History, 2012
Postdoctoral Research and Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, 2012-2014
Advisor: Kent Schull

Daryl Carter, African American History, 2011
Associate Professor of History and Graduate Coordinator, East Tennessee State University
Advisor: Aram Goudsouzian

Shirletta Kinchen, African American History, 2011
Assistant Professor, Pan-African Studies, University of Louisville
Advisor: Aram Goudsouzian

Reginald Ellis, African American History, 2011
Assistant Professor, Florida A&M University
Advisor: Beverly Bond

Darius Young, African American History, 2011
Assistant Professor, Florida A&M University
Advisor: Aram Goudsouzian

Jayme Stone, US History, 2010
Director of Learning Communities, University of Central Arkansas
Advisor: Janann Sherman

Josh Gorman, US History, 2009
Collections Manager, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian
Advisor: James Fickle

Robert Griffin, Ancient Egyptian History, 2009
Academic Dean, Mid-South Christian College
Advisor: Peter Brand

Keith Sisson, Medieval European History, 2008
Instructor/Coordinator, University of Memphis
Advisor: James Blythe

Whitney Kennon, Medieval European History, 2008
Teacher, Margolin Hebrew Academy in Memphis, Tennessee
Advisor: James Blythe

Elton Weaver, African American, 2007
Assistant Professor of History, Lemoyne-Owen College
Advisor: Beverly Bond

Gary Edwards, US History, 2004
Associate Professor of History at Arkansas State
Advisor: Charles Crawford

Alysson Gill, Ancient History, 2004
Associate Professor of Art History, Arkansas State
Advisor: Peter Brand

John Trygve Has-Ellison, Modern Europe, 2004
Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State
Advisor: Daniel Unowsky

Stephen Patterson, Modern European History, 2003
Associate Professor of History, Mississippi College
Advisor: Abe Kriegel

Julie Elb, Early Modern European History, 2003
Teacher, Lausanne School in Memphis, Tennessee
Advisor: Walter R. Brown

Judy LeForge, US History, 2002
Associate Professor of History, Union University
Advisor: Charles Crawford

Gina Hogue, US History, 1997
Associate Professor and Chair of History, Arkansas State
Advisor: David Tucker

 

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