Graduate Placement

We in the Michigan State University History Department takes pride in our record of placing graduates in excellent positions inside and outside of the academy. Since 2010, we have one of the best records of academic academic placement of any history department in the Big Ten.

Some of our recent graduate placements include:

Carlos Aleman (2012) – Assistant Professor and Director of Latin American Studies Scholars Program, Samford University (Latin American and Caribbean History, Advisor: Peter Beattie)

Anita Anthony-VanOrsdal (2016) – Adjunct Professor, Grand Valley State University ( United States History, Advisor: Peter Knupfer)

Jenifer Barclay (2011) – Assistant Professor, Washington State University (African American History, Advisor: Daina Ramey Barry)

Vibha Bhalla (2002)- Associate Professor, Bowling Green State University (Migration History, Advisor: Leslie Moch)

Heath Bowen (2011) – Assistant Professor, St. Thomas Aquinas College (United States History, Advisor: Thomas Summerhill)

Benjamin Bruehwiler (2015) – Scientific Associate (Post-Doc), University of Basel (African History, Advisor: Laura Fair)

David Carletta (2009) – Associate Rector St. Anthony’s Episcopal Church NYC ( Latin American and Caribbean History, Advisor: Peter Beattie)

Justin Carroll (2011) – Assistant Professor, Indiana University East (United States History, Advisor: Susan Sleeper-Smith)

Hikabwa Chipande (2015) – Lecturer, University of Zambia (African History, Advisor: Peter Alegi)

Mary Clingerman (2009) – Visiting Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University (Women’s and Gender History, Advisor: Lisa Fine)

Daniel Dalrymple (2008) – Assistant Professor, Bethel University

Jaime (McLean) Dalrymple (2011) – Assistant Professor, Bethel University (Women’s and Gender History, Advisor: Lisa Fine)

Joseph M. Davey (2015) – Editorial Assistant, Journal of West African History (African History, Advisor: Nwando Achebe)

Jewell Debnam (2016) – Assistant Professor, Morgan State University (African American History, Advisor: Pero Dagbovie)

Elizabeth Demers (2010) – Senior Acquisitions Editor, Johns Hopkins University Press (United States History, Advisor: Thomas Summerhill)

Cristian Dona Reveco (2012) – Visiting Assistant Professor, Michigan State University (Latin American and Caribbean History, Advisor: Peter Beattie)

Jesse Draper (2014) – Associate Director and Managing Editor of Networks, H-NET, Michigan State University (United States History, Advisor: Sayuri Shimizu)

Elizabeth Dutridge-Corp (2014) – Program Specialist, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Michigan (East Asian History, Advisor: Ethan Segal)

Jennifer Eaglin (2015) – Assistant Professor, Ohio State University (Latin America, Advisor: Peter Beattie)

Joseph Genetin-Pilawa (2008) – Assistant Professor, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University (United States History, Advisor: Susan Sleeper-Smith)

Lindsey Gish (MA, 2014) – Academic Specialist Grant Writer, Michigan State University (African History, Advisor: Walter Hawthorne)

Joshua Grace (2013) – Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina (African History, Advisor: Laura Fair)

Leslie Hadfield (2010) РAssistant Professor, Brigham Young University  (African History, Advisor: Peter Alegi)

Amy Marie Hay (2005) – Associate Professor, University of Texas-Pan American (Women’s and Gender History, Advisor: Lisa Fine)

Christina (Pruett) Herman (2015) – Adjunct Professor, Lansing Community College (Latin American and Caribbean History, Advisor: Peter Beattie)

Bethany Hicks (2010) – Assistant Professor, Ouachita Baptist University (European History, Advisor: Leslie Moch)

Sakina Hughes (2012) – Assistant Professor, University of Southern Indiana (United States History, Advisor: Susan Sleeper-Smith)

Erika Jackson (2010) – Assistant Professor, Colorado Mesa University (United States History, Advisor: Lisa Fine)

Jill Kelly (2012) – Assistant Professor, Southern Methodist University (African History, Advisor: Peter Alegi)

Lauren Kientz (2010) – Assistant Professor, Luther College (United States History, Advisor: David Bailey)

Rebecca Koerselman (2013) – Assistant Professor, Northwestern College (Women’s and Gender History, Advisor: Kirsten Fermaglich)

Kitty Lam (2013) – Faculty, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (European History, Advisor: Lewis Siegelbaum)

Amanda Lewis (2015) – Visiting Professor and Post-Doc Teaching Fellow, Utah State University (African History, Advisors: Walter Hawthorne and Georgina Montgomery)

Bryan Machin (2010) – Instructor, Western Michigan University (European History, Advisor: Lewis Siegelbaum)

Nicole Magie (2014) – Assistant Professor, Olivet College (Latin American and Caribbean History, Advisor: Peter Beattie)

Jennifer Marlow (2014) – Adjunct Instructor, Bethel University (European History, Advisor: Karrin Hanshew)

Ndubueze Mbah (2013) – Assistant Professor, SUNY Buffalo (African History, Advisor: Nwando Achebe)

Elise McCurties (2011) – Assistant Professor, Principia College (United States History, Advisor: Kirsten Fermaglich)

Brandon Miller (2013) – Visiting Assistant Professor, Southern Methodist University (European History, Advisor: Lewis Siegelbaum)

Christine Neejer (2016) – Academic Advisor, University of Michigan (Women’s and Gender History, Advisor: Lisa Fine)

Rebecca Nutt (2015) – Assistant Professor, Ohio State University, Lima (United States History, Advisor: Susan Sleeper-Smith)

Harry Odamtten (2010) – Assistant Professor, Santa Clara University (African History, Advisor: Nwando Achebe)

Caleb Owen (2016) – Visiting Professor, Truman State University (African History, Advisor: Laura Fair)

Kelly Palmer (2010) – Instructor, University of Colorado-Denver(European History, Advisor: Leslie Moch)

Kennetta Hammond Perry (2007)- East Carolina University (Comparative Black History, Advisor: Darlene Clark Hine)

Ryan Pettengill (2009)- Instructor, Mountain View College (United States History, Advisor: Lisa Fine and Mark Kornbluh)

Nicole Ribianszky (2011) – Assistant Professor, Georgia Gwinnett College (African American History, Advisor: Daina Ramey Barry)

Bala Saho (2012) – Assistant Professor, The University of Oklahoma (African History, Advisor: Walter Hawthorne)

Nora Salas (2015) – Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University (Latin America, Advisor: Dionicio Valdes)

Ashley Sanders (2015) – Digital Scholarship Librarian, Claremont College (United States History, Advisor: Peter Knupfer)

Assan Sarr (2010) – Assistant Professor, Ohio University (African History, Advisor: Walter Hawthorne)

Benjamin Sawyer (2013) – Lecturer, Middle Tennessee State University (European History, Advisor: Lewis Siegelbaum)

Devlin Scofield (2015) – Assistant Professor, Northwest Missouri State University (European History, Advisor: Karrin Hanshew)

Marshanda Smith (2012) – Research Associate, Northwestern University (African American History, Advisor: Darlene Clark Hine)

Micalee Sullivan (2013) – Visiting Professor, Saint Michael’s College (Women’s and Gender History, Advisor: Lisa Fine)

John Thiel (2000) – Professor, Department of History and Dean of Humanities, Roscommon Community College (United States History, Advisor: Susan Sleeper-Smith)

K. Aaron Van Oosterhout (2014) – Visiting Professor, Hope College (Latin American and Caribbean History, Advisor: Benjamin Smith)

Andrea Vicente (2012) – Assistant Professor & Chair, Hillsborough Community College

Eric Washington (2010) – Assistant Professor, Calvin College (African History, Advisor: Pero Dagbovie)

Chad Waucaush (2009) – Professor, Department of History and Director of American Indian Studies Program, College of Southern Nevada (United States History, Advisor: Susan Sleeper-Smith)

Stuart Willis (2009) – Participating Faculty, Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities, Michigan State University (United States History, Advisor: Susan Sleeper-Smith)