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:

Dianna Fraley
Social Science Instructor, Black River Technical College

F. Scott Frizzell, US History, 2016
Principal of the Middle School, Harding Academy
Advisor: Aram Goudsouzian

James Conway, African American History, 2015
Associate Professor, Tarrant County College
Advisor: Aram Goudsouzian

Kaylin T. Ewing, African American History, 2014
Associate Professor of History, Tennessee State University
Advisor: Beverly Bond

Malcolm Frierson, African American History, 2015
Visiting Scholar in History, North Lake College
Advisor: Aram Goudsouzian

Michael Blum, African American History, 2014
Assistant Professor of History, Jarvis Christian College
Advisor: Aram Goudsouzian

Michael Lejman, Modern European History, 2014
Full-Time Faculty, Arkansas State University Mid-South, Arkansas
Advisor: Daniel Unowsky

Jack Lorenzini, African American History, 2014
Lecturer, Texas A&M University, Kingsville
Advisor: Aram Goudsouzian

Rachel Mittelman, Ancient Egyptian History, 2014
Visiting Assistant Professor, Columbus State University
Advisor: Suzanne Onstine

Carl E. Brown, US History, 2013
History Faculty, East Arkansas Community College
Advisor: Charles Crawford

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

Mark Janzen, Ancient Egyptian History, 2013
Professor of Ancient History, Dallas Theological Seminary
Advisor: Peter Brand

Richard Saunders, African American History, 2013
Dean of Library Services, Southern Utah University
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, Tuskegee University
Advisor: Beverly Bond

Kevin Johnson, Ancient Egyptian History, 2012
Assistant Professor, Taylor University
Advisor: Peter Brand

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; post-doctoral research at the Academy of Finland Project on Islam; coordinator of the Nordic Exploratory Workshops at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
Advisor: Kent Schull

Leigh Ann Wilson, US History, 2012
Assistant Professor, Brandman University
Advisor: Janann Sherman

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

Joe Frazer, British History, 2010
Assistant Professor and Chair, Judson College
Advisor: James M. Blythe

Chris Ivanes, Modern European History, 2010
Associate Lecturer, Sapientia-Hungarian University of Transylvania
Advisor: Daniel Unowsky

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

Matthew Mason, US Since 1877, 2008
Archivist, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
Advisor: Janann Sherman

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

Raybon Joel Newman, US History, 2005
First Assembly Christian School, Principal
Advisor: Charles Crawford

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

Lawrence G. Gundersen, US History, 2004
History Faculty, Jackson State Community College
Advisor: Charles Crawford

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

Steven 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

Nathan Kent Moran, US History, 1999
University of Memphis, Research Associate, Center for Earthquake Research and Information
Advisor: Charles Crawford

Jonathan Jones, US to 1877, 1998
Faculty, Memphis University School
Advisor: C. Edward Skeen

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

David H. Jackson, Jr., African American History, 1997
Professor, Department Chair, Florida A. & M. University
Advisor: Charles Crawford

Michael Bertrand, US Since 1877, 1995
Associate Professor, Tennessee State University
Advisor: Charles W. Crawford

Dixie Hicks, Modern America, African- American history and the Civil Rights Movement, 1992
Professor of History and Chair of Social Science, Faulkner University
Advisor: James Fickle