Alumni – Past and Current Employment

Professional Appointments held by Cornell Graduates

Hannah Byland (Ph.D., 2017) | Lecturer, Critical Writing Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Ruth Mullett (Ph.D., 2017) | Lectureship Appointment in the Department of English Language and Literature, Université de Genèva, Geneva, Switzerland.

Russell (Xan) Stepp (Ph.D., 2016) | Teaching Associate of Romance Languages, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Joel Anderson (Ph.D., 2015) | Faculty in History, University of Maine, Orono

Zachary Yuzwa (Ph.D., 2014) | Assistant Professor of History, St. Thomas More College at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.

Danielle Cudmore (Ph.D., 2013) | Lecturer, English Literature, Halmstad University, Sweden.

Benjamin Weber (Ph.D. 2013) | Assistant Professor of English, Wheaton College, IL.

Eliza Buhrer (Ph.D. 2012) |Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA. 

Sarah Harlan-Haughey (Ph.D. 2011) | Preceptor, English & Honors College, University of Maine, Orono, ME.

Aaron Ralby (Ph.D. 2010) | Founder, Linguisticator (

Leigh Harrison (Ph.D. 2010) | Director of Advancement Communication, George Mason University, Washington, DC.

Jamie Friedman (Ph.D. 2010) | Assistant Professor of English, Linfield College, OR.

Ashleigh Imus (Ph,D. 2010) | President, Ashleigh Imus Writing and Editing, Inc. Adjunct Professor of Italian, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.

Nicole Marafioti (Ph.D. 2009) | Associate Professor of History, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX.

Caitlin Callaghan (Ph.D. 2009) | Founder and Speechwriter, Coast Range Communications, San Francisco, CA.

Cynthia Turner Camp (Ph.D. 2008) | Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Georgia, GA.

Curtis Roberts-Holt Jirsa (Ph.D. 2008) | was Assistant Professor, Department of English, Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.  Resigned.

Bernd Goehring (Ph.D. 2006) | Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Great Books, Program of Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame.

Johanna Kramer (Ph.D. 2006) | Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Missouri-Columbia.

James Schryver (Ph.D. 2005) | Associate Professor of Art History, University of Minnesota-Morris.

John Sebastian (Ph.D. 2004) | Second Vice President for Mission and Ministry, and Full Professor, Loyola Marymount University, New Orleans, LA.

Jordi Sánchez Martí (Ph.D. 2003) | Associate Professor of English, University of Alicante, Spain.

Andrew Cain (Ph.D. 2003) | Associate Professor, Department of Classics, University of Colorado at Boulder.

Kara Doyle (Ph.D. 2000) | Associate Professor of English, Union College in Schenectady, NY.

Sean Eisen Murphy (Ph.D. 2000) | Associate Professor (Medieval and Early Modern Europe), Department of Liberal Studies, Western Washington University.

Vicki Szabo (Ph.D. 2000) | Associate Professor of History, Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC.

Asa Mittman (B.A. 1998; Ph.D. Stanford 2003) | Professor and Chair of Art and Art History, California State University, Chico, CA.

Niall Brady (Ph.D. 1996) | Project Director, Medieval Rural Settlement Project of The Discovery Programme, an archaeological research institution dedicated to investigating Ireland’s past, and also Director of the Archaeological Diving Company Ltd, a private-sector consultancy that specializes in underwater and related archaeological work in Ireland and Britain (

María Bullón-Fernández (Ph.D. 1995) | Associate Professor of English and Director of Women’s Studies, Seattle University.

Suzanne Hagedorn (Ph.D. 1995) | Director, Medieval & Renaissance Studies Program; Associate Professor, Department of English, The College of William & Mary.

Lauren Kiefer (Ph.D. 1994) | Assistant Professor, Department of English, State University of New York College at Plattsburgh.

Nicole Clifton (Ph.D. 1993) | Associate Professor, Department of English, Northern Illinois University.

Wendy Chapman Peek (Ph.D. 1992) | Associate Professor and Chair, Department of English, Stonehill College.

Kelley Wickham-Crowley (Ph.D. 1992) | Associate Professor, Department of English, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

Nancy Spatz Lucid (Ph.D. 1992) | Was assistant professor of History, University of North Colorado; resigned.  Currently product manager of GPS Instruments at Symmetricom, a leading supplier of timing and synchronization hardware for communications networks, in San Jose, California.

Paul Schaffner (Ph.D. 1990) | Senior Associate Librarian (2004-present), University of Michigan Libraries; Associate Editor, Middle English Compendium; former editor of the Middle English Dictionary (

Theodore South (Ph.D. 1990) | Professor of History, Western New England College.

Regina Psaki (Ph.D. 1989) | Professor of Italian and Associate Chair, Department of Romance Languages, University of Oregon.

Margot E. Fassler (Ph.D. 1983) | Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy, Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame .

Mary Wack (Ph.D. 1982) | Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education, Washington State University.

Robert C. Figueira (Ph.D. 1980) | Professor of History, Lander University, Greenwood, South Carolina; he also serves on the advisory board of the Stephan Kuttner Institute of Medieval Canon Law.

Michael W. Twomey (Ph.D. 1979) | Charles A. Dana Professor of Humanities in the Department of English at Ithaca College.

Eleonore Stump (Ph.D. 1975) | Robert J. Henle Chair in Philosophy, Saint Louis University.


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