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Recent Graduate Student Placements

The Department of Sociology is committed to preparing our students to go on to pursue PhDs at top institutions or to find meaningful work conducting research or engaging in public sociology. Part of graduate training is gaining skills that facilitate students meeting their individual goals.

2020 Placements

Sarah Collins (MA, 2020), PhD Student, Department of Sociology, University of Cincinnati

Caroline Reilly (MA, 2020), PhD Student, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

Michael Topping (MA, 2020), PhD Student, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin

2019 Placements

Anna Church (MA, 2019), PhD Student, Department of Sociology, Ohio State University

Kaniz Fatema (MA, 2019), PhD Student, Department of Sociology, University of Iowa

Samia Tasmim (MA, 2019), PhD Student, Department of Sociology, Stony Brook University

2018 Placements

Caleb Cooley (MA, 2018), PhD Student, Department of Sociology, Washington State University

Victoria Gaines (MA, 2018), Health Equity Fellow, Centers for Disease Control Public Health Associate Program.

Anthony Stone (MA, 2018), PhD Student, Department of Sociology, University of Cincinnati

2017 Placements

JoAnna Boudreaux (MA 2017), PhD Student, Department of Communication, University of Memphis

Melissa Garcia-Dominguez (MA, 2017), PhD Student, Department of Sociology, Indiana University

2016 Placements

Taylor Binnix (MA, 2016), DrPH Student, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Degan Loren (MA, 2016), PhD Student, Department of Communication, University of Memphis

2015 Placements

Darla Still (MA, 2015), PhD Student, Department of Sociology, University of Arizona

Myles Moody (MA, 2015), Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Univ. of Alabama Birmingham, [PhD 2020 Univ. of Kentucky]

Zeinab Shuker (MA, 2015), PhD Student, Department of Sociology, University of California-Riverside

2014 Placements

Amelia Blume (MA, 2014), Business Analyst, Northwest Farm Credit Services, [PhD 2020 University of Arizona]

Korrie Johnson (MA, 2014), Survey Statistician, U.S. Census Bureau, [PhD 2018 The Ohio State University]

Brittany Presson (MA, 2014), PhD Student, Department of Sociology, University of Missouri

Yan Shen (MA, 2014), Senior Biostatistician, HCA Healthcare, [PhD 2018 in Epidemiology, University of Memphis]

Marshall Taylor (MA, 2014), Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sociology, New Mexico State Univ. [PhD 2019 Notre Dame University]

Claudia Williams (MA, 2014), Judicial Law Clerk, Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District [JD 2017 Howard University]

2013 Placements

Adriene Davis (MA, 2013), PhD Student, Department of Sociology, Mississippi State University

Stephanie Otte (MA, 2013), Advanced Epidemiologist and Evaluator, Wisconsin Department of Health Services [PhD 2018 Florida State Univ.]

Cynthia Stockton (MA, 2013), Instructor, Department of Sociology, University of Memphis

2012 Placements

Ryan Johnson (MA, 2012), PhD Student, Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University

Michele Scott (MA, 2012), Senior Analyst, Mintel, [PhD 2018 North Carolina State University]

Kevin Smiley (MA, 2012), Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Louisiana State University [PhD 2017, Rice University]

2011 Placements

Armanthia Duncan (MA, 2011), Visiting Lecturer in Sociology, Trinity College; PhD Student, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

2010 Placements

Rachel Kannady (MA, 2010), Adjunct Faculty, Department of Sociology, University of Memphis, [EdS 2019 University of Tennessee-Knoxville]