Graduate Placement

We in the Michigan State University History Department take 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 and non-academic placement of any history department in the Big Ten.

Our Recent Placements:


Jen Andrella, Mellon Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow, Knox College

Akil Cornelius, Visiting Assistant Professor, Kalamazoo College

Ajamu Dillahunt-Holloway, Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University

Lyudmila Austin, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

Katie Carline, Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University

Eric Kesse, Assistant Professor, Clark University

Abdoulie Jabang, Assistant Professor, Texas Christian University as Assistant Professor


Heather Brothers, Assistant Professor at Michigan State University

Patrick Buck, Visiting Assistant Professor at Miami University

John Doyle-Raso, Associate Professor at Michigan State University

Kathryn Lankford, Assistant Professor at Michigan State University

Jody Marshall, Visiting Professor at Middlebury College

Christopher Shell, Fellow at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Ramya Swayamprakash, Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University


James Blackwell, Adjunct Faculty at Winston Salem State University

Joseph Bradshaw, Academic Specialist at Indiana University Bloomington

Sue Carter, Priest at Christ Church Clermont-Ferrand in France

Robin Crigler, Assistant Professor at Michigan State University

Ryan Huey, Assistant Teacher at The U School

Sarah Jacobson, Visiting lecturer at University of Tennessee

Anh Le, Assistant Professor at St. Norbert College

Aaron Luedtke, Tenure Faculty at Syracuse University

Russell Stevenson, Deputy Director at U.S. Military Academy of the Academic Research Division


David Bennett, Adjunct Faculty at Lake Superior State University

Jorge Felipe Gonzalez, Assistant Professor at University of Texas in San Antonio

Dave Glovsky, Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at University at Albany, SUNY

Alyssa Lopez, Faculty at Providence College

Shelby Pumphrey, Postdoctoral fellow in African American History at Vassar College

Brian Van Wyck, Assistant Professor at University of Maryland in Baltimore County


Brian Van Wyck, Postdoctoral Research at Harvard University

Eddie Bonilla, Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois (2019-2020).

Jorge Felipe Gonzalez, Postdoctoral Research at Harvard University

Liz Timbs, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in sub-Saharan African History at North Carolina State University


Alex Galarza,  Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Delaware.

Jacob Jurss, NASNTI Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota, Morris

Helen Kaibara, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Foreign Languages,  Jacksonville State University

James Porter, Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of History, Uppsala University

David Walton, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Pembroke


Eric Constant, Development Director, John Ball Zoo, Grand Valley State University

Jewell Debnam, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Geography, and Museum Studies,  Morgan State University

Ella Fratantuono, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Jennifer Gonzalez, Visiting Professor, Grand Valley State University

Christine Neejer, Pre-Health Academic Advisor, University of Michigan

Caleb Owen, Assistant Professor, Truman State University

Matthew Park, Faculty in History, Bard High School Early College, Newark

Doug Priest, Digital Managing Editor at Townsquare Media, Albany NY

John Somerville, Lecturer, College of Arts, Sciences, & Letters, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Anita Anthony-VanOrsdal, Adjunct Professor – Midwestern Women Sociopolitical, Grand Valley State University


Benjamin Brühwiler, Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of History, University of Basel

Decius Chipande, Senior Lecturer, Department of History, The University of Zambia

Joseph Davey, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Houston-Downtown

Jennifer Eaglin, Department of History, Ohio State University

Nora Salas, Assistant Professor of History, Grand Valley State University

Amanda Lewis-Nang’ea, Assistant Professor in History, The State University of New York at Geneseo

Christina Hermann, Adjunct Associate Professor at Lansing Community College

Ashely Sanders, Vice Chair and a core faculty member in the Digital Humanities program at University of California Los Angeles

Devlin Scofield, Assistant Professor, Northwest Missouri State University


Jennifer Marlow, Assistant Professor at Bethel University and Adjunct Professor at Gratz College

Nikki Magie, Assistant Professor of Social Science; Olivet College Archivist, Olivet College

Rebecca Koerselman, Assistant Professor of History, Northwestern College

Gabriel Henderson, Associate Historian, American Institute of Physics

Beth Dutridge-Corp, Fellowships Advisor, University of Michigan

Jesse Draper, Associate Director, Managing Editor of Networks H-Net

Laura Cuppone, Classroom Teacher at Montgomery County Public Schools

Kitty Lam, History and Social Studies Faculty, University Liggett School


Micalee Sullivan, Academic Director, Mansfield Hall

Benjamin Sawyer, Lecturer, Middle Tennessee State University

Brandon Miller, Adjunct Assistant Professor and Second Language Advisor, Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences, Southern Methodist University

Ndubueze L. Mbah, Assistant Professor, University of Buffalo

Joshua Grace, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina


Andrea Vincente, Associate Professor, Hillsborough Community College Ybor City

Marshanda Smith, Research Associate, Michigan State University

Sonia Robles, Assistant Professor of History, Brenau University

Jill Kelly,  Associate Professor, Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences, Southern Methodist University

Sakina Hughes, Assistant Professor, University of Southern Indiana

Cristián Doña-Reveco, Director, Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) and Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Marième Diawara Thiaw, CSR Advisor chez Teranga Gold Corporation, Senegal

Carlos Aleman, Deputy Director, The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama


Bala Saho, Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma

Nicole Ribianszky, Lecturer, School of History, Anthropology, and Politics, Queen’s University Belfast

Jaimie Mclean, Associate Professor of History, Bethel University

Eric Limbach, Visiting Lecturer in History, Rochester Institute of Technology

Justin Carroll, Associate Professor, Indiana University East

Heath J. Bowen, Associate Professor of History, Interim Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, St. Thomas Aquinas College

Jennifer Barclay, Assistant Professor, Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies Washington State University

Sene, Ibra, Associate Professor of History, Wooster College.


Erica Jackson, Professor of History, Colorado Mesa University

Eric Washington, Associate Professor and Director of African & African Diaspora Studies Program, Calvin College

Assan Sarr, Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Ohio University

Kelley Palmer, Professor of Instruction I, History, University of Tampa

Harry Odamtten, Associate Professor, Santa Clara University

Bryan MachinInstructor, Western Michigan University 

Lauren Anderson, Media Content Specialist, Smith College Libraries

Bethany Hicks, Associate Professor of History, Ouachita Baptist University

Leslie Hadfield, Associate Professor, Brigham Young University

Elizabeth Demers, Senior Acquiring Editor for Political and Social Science, University of Michigan Press


Stuart Willis, Participating Faculty, Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities, Michigan State University

Chad Waucaush, Professor, Department of Social Sciences, College of Southern Nevada, Charleston Campus

Ryan S. Pettengill, Instructor, Mountain View College, Dallas and Lecturer, The University of Texas at Dallas

Tamba M’bayo, Associate Professor, University of West Virginia

Jeanine Mazak-KahneAssociate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Jill S. Huerta, Director of the Center for Graduate Life, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Thomas Henthorn, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of History, University of Michigan-Flint

Jason Friedman, Instructor, The Winchendon School MA

Marcie Cowley, Center for Integrative Studies in Social Science, Michigan State University

Mary Clingerman Yaran, Analyst, U.S. Department of Defense

David Carletta, Associate Rector, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Collierville, TN

Piril Atabay, Participating Faculty, Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities, Michigan State University


Sowande’ Mustakeem, Associate Professor History, and African and African American Studies, Washington University at St. Louis

Joseph Genetin-Pilawa, Associate Professor, Department of History and Art History, College of Humanities and Social Science, George Mason University

Daniel Dalrymple, Associate Professor of History, Bethel University


Joon-Seo Song, Associate Professor, Institute of Russian Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Kennetta Perry, Associate Professor, Department of History, East Carolina University

Mark Hoolihan, Adjunct Professor of History, Aquinas College.

Eric Duke, Associate Professor, Department of African American Studies, Africana Women’s Studies, and History, Clark Atlanta University


Mary Mwiandi, Senior Lecturer, University of Nairobi

Edward McInnis, Assistant Professor-Term, University of Louisville

Dawne Curry, Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nokuthula Cele, Access Coordinator, College Teaching & Learning Office, University of Kwazulu-Natal


Chantalle Verna, Associate Professor,  Department of History; Department of Politics & International Relations, Florida International University

Meredith Roman, Associate Professor, SUNY Brockport

David Murley, Deputy Director, Indian Gaming, Legal Affairs & Gaming Regulation Division, Michigan Gaming Control Board

Amy Hay, Associate Professor, The University of Texas Rio Grand Valley

Luz María Gordillo, Associate Professor and Program Leader of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies, and Vice-Chair of the Diversity Council, Washington State University

Solomon Getahun, Professor, Department of History,  Central Michigan University

Getnet Bekele, Associate Professor, Oakland University


Julia Woesthoff, Associate Professor of Professor, DePaul University

Theodore Moore, Assistant Professor, Salt Lake Community College- Taylorsville