SUMMARY (1988-2014)

118 people received the PhD in Philosophy from UMass between 1988 and 2014.  Of these, we have reasonably good information concerning 111.  Of these 111, 95 were placed in academic positions (including three in administration) for a placement rate of 86%.  74 of the 111 hold tenured or tenure track positions (or their equivalent), for a rate of 67%.  If we exclude the dozen or so who did not actively search for a philosophy position, our percentages are higher:  96% of those who searched were placed in academic positions; 75% in tenured or tenure track positions.

The list that follows contains the names and current institutions of all 95 people who are in academic positions.  It also contains the names of 6 others about whom we have information.
graduate degrees awarded 118
information available 111
academic positions 95
tenure or tenure-track positions 75
T Tenured or equivalent TT Tenure-track or equivalent
PD Post Doctoral Fellowship Lect Lecturer
Adj Adjunct position VAP Visiting Assistant Professor
DNS Did not search Dec Deceased
Ret Retired, or left philosophy, after teaching for a significant period
2016 Binkoski, Jim Dartmouth College Lect
DiPaolo, Josh Kansas State University Visiting Lect
Peterson, Bridget University of Northern Colorado TT
Oliveira, Luis University of Massachusetts, Lowell Visiting Lect
2015 Olsen, Kristian University of New Hampshire PD
2014 Buetow, Heidi University of Massachusetts, Lowell TT
Hill, Scott Auburn University Lect
2013 Knight, Casey Alaskan Deep Sea Fisherman DNS
Friesen, Lowell University of Winnipeg,
and Booth University College
2011 Cowling, Sam Denison University TT
Cushing, Jeremy University of Delaware Adj
Krakauer, Barak University of California, Santa Cruz Admin
2010 Ahlstrom, Kristoffer University of Kent, Canterbury TT
Bhattacharjee, Indrani Azim Premji University, Bangalore TT
Dunn, Jeffrey DePauw University TT
Kim, Namjoong Sogang University, South Korea TT
Platt, Andrew Stony Brook University TT
2009 Bohn, Einar University of Oslo TT
Doviak, Dan Muhlenberg College TT
Klocksiem, Justin University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa VAP
Kosciuk, Christopher Suffolk County Community College TT
Masto, Meghan Lafayette College TT
Michaelian, Kirk University of Otega, New Zealand TT
Sarch, Alexander Law School, University of Southern California PD
Trogdon, Kelly Virginia Tech TT
2008 Leibowitz, Uri University of Nottingham TT
Rubin, Michael University of Western Australia TT
Torre, Stephan University of Aberdeen, Scotland TT
2006 Hine, Kristen Towson University T
Lascano, Marcy California State University at Long Beach T
Raibley, Jason California State University at Long Beach T
2005 Bell, Tom Law School DNS
Heathwood, Chris University of Colorado T
Lukas, Mark Longwood University TT
2004 McDaniel, Kris Syracuse University T
Rosental, Creighton Mercer University T
Senn, Scott Longwood University TT
2003 Griffith, Meghan Davidson College T
Leighton, Kim American University T
Susse, Jennifer Michigan State University T Ret
Vessel, Jean-Paul New Mexico State University T
2002 Berkich, Don Texas A&M University Corpus Christi T
2001 Moon, Kevin George School (private HS) Head of Math Department
2000 Kaufman, Dan University of Colorado T
Wielenberg, Erik DePauw University T
1999 Bardon, Adrian Wake Forest University T
Bradley, William (Ben) Syracuse University T
Sayson, Ciriaco University of Philippines T
Sushinsky, Mary Pro Education Group (Educational Consulting) Associate
Theriault, Henry Charles Worcester State University T
1998 Beall, JC University of Connecticut T
LaPorte, Joseph Hope College T
Moore, Eric Longwood University T
Schaefer, Neil University of California at Santa Cruz Adj
Yeh, Joseph Transylvania University TT Dec
1997 Denby, David Tufts University Senior Lecturer
Eberle, Christopher US Naval Academy T
Fryc, Thomas Utica College Assistant Professor
Kervick, Daniel Plymouth State University Ret
Macdonald, Amie John Jay College T
Melkonian, Markar Cal State Northridge Adj
Rini, Adriane Massey University T
1996 Adkins, Karen Regis College T
Barnbaum, Deborah Kent State University T
Feit, Neil SUNY Fredonia T
Goddu, Geoffrey University of Richmond T
Litch, Mary Chapman University Director of Academic Technology and Digital Media
Mazumdar, Rinita Central New Mexico Community College T
Nagel, Mechthild SUNY Cortland T
Rayher, Edward Swamp Press Proprietor
Reid, Heather Morningside College T
Tessman, Lisa SUNY Binghamton T
Costello, Daniel Canadian Government Former Canadian Ambassador to Poland
1995 McLeod, Owen Lafayette College T
1994 Davidson, Jack Texas Lutheran University TT
1993  Raúl Armando Cruz Cortés UPR/Río Piedras T
Hughes, Cheryl Wabash College T
Sider, Ted Rutgers University T
Sullivan, Thomas Roger Williams University University Chaplain
1992 Black, Andrew University of Missouri at St. Louis T
Curran, Angela Carleton College T
Silva de Choudens, José University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus T
1991 Cowles, David Arizona State University TT Ret
Dodson, Kevin Lamar College T
Johnson, David Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts T
Kaufman, Cynthia De Anza College T
Leaman, George Philosophy Documentation Center Director
Pienknagura Erdstein, Alex Broward College Adj
Shea, Nancy University of Wyoming:
Gender and Women's Studies Program
Skelly, Brian University of Hartford Adj
1990 Christopher, Paul U.S. Military Academy at West Point T Ret
Dixon, Beth SUNY Plattsburgh T
Frazier, Robert Christ Church College of Oxford University T
Gabriel, Carol University of Southern Maine Adj
Sengupta, Gautam University of Hyderabad T
Markosian, Ned Western Washington University T
McNamara, Paul University of New Hampshire T
1989 Brown, Alison Northern Arizona University T
Faber, David Tabor College T
Haji, Ishtiyaque University of Calgary T
Lorraine, Tamsin Swarthmore College T
Webelhuth, Gert IEAS at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main T
1988 Blackson, Thomas Arizona State University T
Bodanszky, Eva Rutgers University Adj
Cormier, Lucille Fitchburg State College Adj