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Placement

The History Department has produced over two hundred doctorates since 1970. The majority of our Ph.D.s have gone on to academic jobs in institutions ranging from large research universities to liberal arts colleges to community colleges. Following are just some examples of the diverse academic positions currently or recently held by some of our doctoral alumni:

Associate Professor and Director, African American Studies Program, Boston University
Vice President, Bemidji State University
Merriam Associate Professor, History Department, University of Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Chrisholm Professor of Arts and Letters, and Chair, Department of History, Millsaps College
Professor and Head, Department of Government and Economics, Birmingham Polytechnic University, Scotland
Professor, History Department, San Francisco State University
Professor, Department of Africana Studies, University at Albany, State University of New York
Professor, Department of History, Hobart & William Smith College
Professor, School of General Studies, New York University
Chair and Associate Professor, History Department, Miami University of Ohio
Associate Professor, History Department, Hamilton College
History Bibliographer, University of Iowa
Associate Professor, History Department, Pace University
Associate Professor of History and Africana and Latin American Studies, Colgate University
Professor of Women's Studies and American Studies, University of Kansas
Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of St. Thomas
Chair, Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Science, Broome Community College
Professor, History Department, George Mason University
Associate Professor, Department of History, California State University, Northridge
Associate Professor, History Department, Texas A&M University
Professor, History Department, Earlham College
Professor and Chair, History Department, Willamette University
Associate Professor, History Department, Georgetown University
Tyler and Alice Haynes Professor of American Studies, University of Richmond
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts, and Director, Southeast Asia Studies Program, Thammasat University, Thailand
Associate Professor of Women's Studies, San Diego State University
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Marist College
Associate Professor, History Department, Ithaca College
Associate Professor, History Department, University of Rhode Island
Professor of History, University, Universiteit Maastricht , Netherlands
Associate Professor of History and Director of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Tulsa
Assistant Professor, Ataturk Institute for Modern Turkish History, Bosphorus University, Ataturk Institute, Turkey
Assistant Professor, History Department, Bogazici University, Turkey
Associate Professor, History Department, Carleton University, Canada
Senior Research Associate, Einstein University Papers Project, California Institute of Technology
Assistant Professor, History Department, SUNY New Paltz
Assistant Professor of Women's Studies, University of Richmond
Assistant Professor, History Department, SUNY Brockport
Assistant Professor, History Department, Fordham University
Instructor of History, Dutchess County Community College
Assistant Professor, History Department, College of Wooster
Assistant Professor, History Department, University of Southern Indiana

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In addition to traditional academic jobs in colleges and universities, some of our doctoral students have pursued dynamic careers in varied settings. Here are just a few examples:

Director, Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, New York, NY
Legislative Director, House Democratic Caucus, Oregon Legislature
Senior Policy Specialist, Social Security Administration
Management Consultant, Robert Bell & Co.
Historian, Office of Special Investigations, Department of Justice
Program Analyst, Department of Agriculture
Executive Director, American Studies Association
Research Analyst, US Navy
Senior Historian, Division of Research and Collections, New York State Museum
Vice President for Research and Planning, Chicago Urban League
Historic Preservation Program Analyst, Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Labor Relations Specialist, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Director of Development, National Public Radio, Washington, DC
Secondary School Teacher, Broome-Tioga BOCES
Chief of Visitor Services and Museum Cultural Resources, Seneca Falls Women's Rights National Park
History Teacher, Orchard House High School
Civil Service Policy Advisor to British Government, Lord Chancellor's Department
Director of Admissions, Phillips Exeter Academy
Historical Consultant, Crown Law Government Office, Treaty and International Section , New Zealand

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updated January 2008

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