Alumni Placement

Graduates from our Ph.D. and M.A. programs in History have gone on to successful careers in academia, law, government, museums and archives, and a variety of other fields. Many of our M.A. students have also pursued additional academic and professional degrees following their graduation.

This list is necessarily incomplete, as our alumni continue to accept new positions and receive new degrees in History and related fields.

If you are a graduate of one of our programs and your information has changed, please help keep us up to date!

Ph.D. Graduates

  • (2019) Dionna Richardson, Instructor, Phillips Exeter Academy
  • (2018) Angela Riotto, Assistant Professor of History, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
  • (2016) Ryan Bixby, Full-time Faculty at Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff, Missouri
  • (2016) Thomas Weyant, Assistant Professor of History at Black Hills State University
  • (2016) Sevin Gallo, Assistant Professor of History, Northwest Arkansas Community College
  • (2015) Christa Adams, Assistant Professor of History, Bard Early College
  • (2014) Valerie Schutte, Independent Scholar and Author of Mary I and the Art of Book Dedications (Palgrave, 2015)
  • (2013) Theresa Davis, Associate Professor of History, University of Mount Union
  • (2012) Maurice LaBelle, Associate Professor of History, University of Saskatchewan
  • (2011) Steven Kawczak, Director of Professional Development, Cleveland Clinic
  • (2009) John Henris, Associate Professor of History at University of Arkansas-Monticello
  • (2007) David Zietsma, Interim President and Associate Professor of History, Redeemer University
  • (2006) Matthew Hiner, Professor of History, Lakeland Community College
  • (2004) Brian Himebaugh, Full-time Faculty, Ohio State University-Lima
  • (2002) John Michael Vohlidka, Associate Professor of History, Gannon University
  • (2001) Michael Epple, Assistant Professor of History at Florida Gulf Coast University
  • (2000) Lisabeth Robinson, History Department Chair, Western Reserve Academy
  • (1999) Howard O. Robinson, II, University Archivist, Alabama State University
  • (1999) Arthur DeMatteo, Professor Emeritus of History, Glenville State College
  • (1997) Anthony Baltakis, Professor of History and Director of Performing Arts Program, Louisiana State University, Eunice
  • (1996) Thomas Mach, Professor of History and Vice President for Academics, Cedarville University
  • (1995) Jon Huibregtse, Professor of History, Framingham State University
  • (1995) Christopher Cumo, Author, CRC Press and Routledge Press
  • (1993) Stephen Hambley, Medina County Commissioner, Retired Representative for the 69th District, Ohio House of Representatives
  • (1992) Virginia Railsback Gunn, Professor of Clothing, Textiles and Interiors, Director of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Akron
  • (1991) Peter Dumbuya, Professor of History, Fort Valley State University (GA)
  • (1991) Jeffrey Smith, Senior Professor of History, Lindenwood University

M.A. Graduates

  • (2020) Natalie Mitchell, Master's of Information Student (Archives and Records Management), University of Toronto
  • (2020) Amy Achenbach, Doctoral Student in History, Baylor University
  • (2020) Tanner Ogle, Doctoral Student in History, Texas A&M University
  • (2019) Brandon Dean, Doctoral Student in History, Wayne State University
  • (2017) Benjamin Comshaw, Doctoral Student in History, University of North Carolina
  • (2015) Jason Kinsel, Doctoral Student in History, Clark University
  • (2015) Devaun Tyler, Doctoral Student in History, Kent State University
  • (2014) Patrick Troester, Ph.D. in History, Southern Methodist University
  • (2013) Jonathan Sapp, Ph.D. in History, Duke University
  • (2013) Erdal Ciftci, Ph.D. in History, Bilkent University
  • (2013) Jacob Glicklich, Ph.D. in History at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • (2013) Abigail Bernhardt, Doctoral Student in History at Marquette University
  • (2012) Kelsey Walker, Doctoral Student at University of North Carolina-Greensboro
  • (2012) Brian Hoefel, Doctoral Student in History at Marquette University
  • (2011) Tammi Mackey-Shrum, Site Director of Historic Zoar Village and Fort Laurens, Canton, Ohio
  • (2011) Daniel Safko, Coordinator of Transfer Recruitment at Hiram College
  • (2010) Kathryn Flach, Ph.D. in History at UC San Diego, Washington Post Contributor
  • (2010) Lisa Lackney, Doctoral Student in History at Vanderbilt University
  • (2009) Samantha Bruck Whetherholt, J.D. at Arizona State University, Assistant Prosecutor for Champaign County
  • (2008) Brian Pelanda, J.D. from Whittier Law School, Attorney
  • (2008) Özgün Basmaz, Ph.D. in American Studies, Purdue University
  • (2007) Jason Habig, History Faculty, Ann Corlett Ford Chair in History at Hathaway Brown School
  • (2006) Angela Zombek, Ph.D. in History at University of Florida, Full-time faculty at St. Petersburg College
  • (2006) Jenifer Barclay, Ph.D. in History, Michigan State University, Assistant Professor of History, University at Buffalo
  • (2006) Lisa Leaman, Vice President of Heritage Management, Western Reserve Historical Society
  • (2005) Kyle Liston, Foreign Service Officer at U.S. Department of State
  • (2005) Kathleen Hardy, Full Time Faculty, Tri-County Technical College, Pendleton, SC
  • (2004) Jordan Broderick, J.D. from University of Akron Law School, Attorney
  • (2004) Robert Hlasko, Superintendent, Medina County Educational Services Center
  • (2005) Courtney Smith, Full-time faculty at Mesa Community College
  • (2002) Scott Randolph, Ph.D. in History at Purdue University, Associate Professor of Business Administration and Management at University of Redlands
  • (2002) Matthew Lautzenheiser, Executive Director of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
  • (2001) Karen Frank, Ph.D. in History at UC-Santa Barbara, Associate Professor of History at University of the Ozarks
  • (2000) Patricia Turning, Ph.D. in History at UC-Davis, Associate Professor of History at Albright College
  • (1997) Sam Tamburro, Chief of Cultural Resources, National Capital Region, National Park Service
  • (1997) Daniel Mack, Associate Dean for Collection Strategies and Services at the University of Maryland Libraries, College Park
  • (1995) James R. Ahern, MLIS, CAS, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI
  • (1995) James Jensen, J.D. from Capital University Law School, Attorney
  • (1995) Jacalynn Stuckey Welling, Ph.D. in History, Case Western Reserve University, Professor of History, Malone University
  • (1992) David S. Brown, Ph.D. in History at University of Toledo, Raffensperger Professor of History at Elizabethtown College
  • (1992) Susan Schmidt Horning, Ph.D. in History at Case Western Reserve University, Associate Professor at St. John’s University (New York)

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Graduate Director:

Prof. Greg Wilson
Department of History
(330) 972-8575

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The University of Akron
Department of History
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Akron, Ohio 44325-1902

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