Department of English Language and Literature

Recent MA Placements

Below is a list of what some recent graduates of the MA in Literature program at the University of Toledo have done with their degrees (the year listed is that of their graduation from UT). If you are such a graduate and you'd like to be added to this list, please let Dr. Fitzgerald know.

Alumni in PhD Programs

Olivia Declark (2019): University of Delaware
Bryce Bullins (2018): University of Cincinnatti
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 MFA Programs

Blair Donahue (2016): North Carolina State University

Alumni in academic teaching jobs

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
Alysha Cook (2013): English Instructor at Northwest State Community College
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 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 at Wor-Wic Community College, Maryland

Alumni in K-12 teaching jobs

Olivia Ullery (2016): English teacher at The 19th High School in Qingdao, China
Kylie Miller (2015): English teacher at Haynes Academy of Advanced Studies, Louisiana
Jilian Stefango (2015): English teacher at Sylvania Northview High School, Sylvania
Laura DeLucia (2013): English teacher at Holy Trinity School, Assumption, Ohio
Katie Arnold (2010): English teacher, Cleveland Public Schools, Ohio
Lindsay Sutton (2010): English teacher, Notre Dame Academy, Toledo
Gordon Bumpus (2008): English teacher at St. John's Academy, Toledo

Alumni in other careers

Ben Steingass (2019): Education and Engagement Coordinator at the Toledo Museum of Art
Celia Daniels (2019): Freelance ghost-writer
Erin Czerniak (2017): Faculty advisor, The Independent Collegian
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
Caitlin McCallum (2012): Donor Relations Specialist at Lutheran Special Education Ministries
Tricia Salata (2011): Marketing Manager at Cengage Publishing
Charisse Montgomery (2010): Advisor in Pharmacy at UT
Teresa Marie Green (2009): Graduate Academic & ETD Services Specialist at Graduate College, UT
Sherris Schwind (2009): Education Resource Specialist at WGTE
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
Andrea Falcone (2004): Head of Education & Outreach Services at the University of Colorado Denver Libraries

Last Updated: 10/22/20