Department of English Language and Literature

Recent MA Placements

Below is a list of what some recent graduates of the M.A. in English program (both concentrations) at The University of Toledo have done with their degrees (the year listed is their graduation from UToledo). If you are such a graduate and you'd like to be added to this list, please let Dr. Sarkar know via email at

Alumni in English Ph.D. Programs

Theo Northcraft (2021): University of Toronto
Jessica Berchtold (2020): Purdue University
Motunrayo Ogunrinbokun (2020): University of Florida
Inma Zanoguera (2020): CUNY Graduate Center
Minerva Gale (2020): Wayne State University
Olivia Declark (2019): University of Delaware
Sara Dorsten (2019): University of Cincinnati
Bryce Bullins (2018): University of Cincinnati
Joe Heidenescher (2018): Howard University
Marisa Mercurio (2018): Michigan State University
Thomas Rushin (2018): University of Texas at Austin
Savannah Xaver (2018): Western Michigan University
Charity Anderson (2018): Bowling Green State University
Rebekah Phillips (2016): University of Delaware
Hillarie Curtis (2015): Syracuse University
Zach Gasior (2015): Iowa State University
Lindsay Vreeland (2013): Northern Illinois University
Felicia Preece (2013): Wayne State University
Laura Scroggs (2012): University of Minnesota
Tiffany Richmond (2012): Bowling Green State University
Amanda Bailey (2011): West Virginia University
Charles Kell (2011): University of Rhode Island
Matt Sackman (2011): University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Carrie Kell (2010): Northeastern University
Erin Bistline (2010): Texas Tech University
Ashley Jagodzinski (2010): University of Nevada Las Vegas
Jason Lubinski (2010): University of Oklahoma
Stephanie Opfer (2010): Northern Illinois University
Nicholas Schwartz (2010): University of New Mexico
Danielle Donelson-Sims (2008): Bowling Green State University
Heather Elliott (2008): Rice University

Alumni in M.F.A. Programs

Blair Donahue (2016): North Carolina State University

Alumni in Other Graduate Programs

Theo Northcraft (2021): M.A. in Medieval Icelandic Studies, University of Iceland
Loni Stouffer (2020): Ph.D. in Higher Education, Bowling Green State University
Josh Wilson (2006): M.A. in Judaic Studies, University of Michigan
Liz Owens Boltz (2004): Ph.D. in Educational Psychology & Educational Technology, Michigan State University

Alumni in academic teaching jobs

Tyler Kish (2022): English Instructor at Owens Community College
Doug Henning (2020): English instructor at Davenport University
Kayleigh O'Shea (2020): English Instructor at Lourdes University
Kevin Dillinger (2016): English Instructor at Defiance College
Erin Richardson (2015): English Instructor at Birmingham- Southern College, Alabama.
Charish Halliburton (2015): English Instructor at Lourdes University
Sandra Andrews (2015): English Instructor at Monroe County Community College, Michigan.
Sean Burres (2014): English Instructor at Bowling Green State University
Brenna Dugan (2010): Chair of Humanities at Owens Community College
Erin Bistline (2010): English Lecturer at University of Tennessee
Elizabeth Anderson (2010): English Lecturer at University of Toledo
Stephanie Opfer (2010): Assistant Professor of English and Chair of the Masters in Humanities program at Tiffin University
Sheri Benton (2009): English Associate Lecturer at University of Toledo
Deirdre Perlini (2009): English Lecturer at University of Toledo
Anita Flynn (2009): English Instructor at Owens Community College
Charles Porter (2006): Associate Professor of English at Wor-Wic Community College, Maryland
Liz Owens Boltz (2004): Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for the Master of Arts in Educational Technology, Michigan State University

Alumni in K-12 teaching jobs

Destinee Boutwell (2022): English Teacher, Byron Nelson High School, Forth Worth, TX
Ryan Feroni (2021): English Teacher, National Heritage Academies, Monroe, MI
Lauren Patterson (2020): English Teacher, St. Mary Catholic Central High School, Monroe, MI
Noura Smiley (2019): English Teacher, Bayan Bilingual School, Kuwait
Olivia Ullery (2016): English Teacher, The 19th High School in Qingdao, China
Kylie Miller (2015): English Teacher, Haynes Academy of Advanced Studies, Louisiana
Jilian Stefango (2015): English Teacher, Sylvania Northview High School, Sylvania
Laura DeLucia (2013): English Teacher, Holy Trinity School, Assumption, Ohio
Katie Arnold (2010): English Teacher, Olmsted Falls High School
Lindsay Sutton (2010): English Teacher, Notre Dame Academy, Toledo
Gordon Bumpus (2008): English Teacher, St. John's Academy, Toledo

Alumni in other careers

Heaven Burns (2021): Independent Representative for Broadview Press
Cat Dodds (2021): Independent Representative for Broadview Press
Maddison Shutters (2021): Product Copywriter, Zulily
Madison Vasko (2021): Library Assistant, Capital Area District Libraries, Lansing, MI
Nicole Cooke (2021): Customer Service Clerk at Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Kenzie Crossman (2020): Team Member, Amazon
Jess Ray (2019): Education Specialist in the College & Career Ready, Set, Go! Program, Partners in Education
Ben Steingass (2019): Education and Engagement Coordinator at the Toledo Museum of Art
Celia Daniels (2019): Freelance Ghostwriter
Patrick Cook (2017): Teen Services Librarian, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
Erin Czerniak (2017): First-year advisor, College of Arts and Letters, University of Toledo
Karly Pahl (2017): Program Staff, Wood County Park District
Marlon Graves (2016): Screenwriter/Editor at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Nick Corbin (2016): Owner, Nick Corbin Productions (film and documentary production)
Laurie Mix (2015): Development and Outreach Associate, Valentine Theatre
Ryan Wolfslayer (2013): Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Washington, DC
Vanessa Gardner (2013): Coordinator of Student Services, Upward Bound, at Siena Heights University
Eva English (2013): Manager, Proposal Development, Research and Sponsored Programs, at UT
Alysha Cook (2013): Success Coach at UT
Caitlin McCallum (2012): Donor Relations Specialist at Lutheran Special Education Ministries
Tricia Salata (2011): Marketing Manager at Cengage Publishing
Brenna Dugan (2010): Writer at the University of Michigan School of Education
Charisse Montgomery (2010): Advisor in Pharmacy at UT
Teresa Marie Green (2009): Graduate Academic & ETD Services Specialist at Graduate College, UT
Sherris Schwind (2009): Grants Manager, Toledo Museum of Art
Leah Lederman (2008): Freelance editor and writer
Ian Gibbs Rockwood (2008): Marketing at Blue Suit Records
Rabiyya Qamara Smith (2008): CAMBA (Brooklyn-based nonprofit organization)
Natalie Dielman (2008): Programming Specialist, Perrysburg Way Library
Jason Waskovich (2006): Senior Writer (technical writing), Safety Unlimited, Inc.
Andrea Falcone (2004): Head of Education & Outreach Services at the University of Colorado Denver Libraries

Last Updated: 8/3/22