Graduate Placement

In recent years the Department of Religious Studies has placed graduates from its doctoral program in a wide array of colleges and universities both in the United States and abroad. Of the 81 graduate students who received doctorates from the Department of Religious Studies from 1998 through 2017, 59 now work as college and university professors, 5 are church professionals, 4 work in counseling or as ethicists, and 4 hold other academic appointments. Below you will find a list describing where and in what capacity our recent PhDs have found employment. 

2017
History Professor, Trinity Christian College (Palos Heights, IL)
Assocociate Professor, LaSalle University (Philadelphia, PA)

2016
Adjunct Professor, Elon University (Elon NC)

2015
Visiting Assistant Professor, St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN)
Adjunct Professor, Waldorf University (Forest City, IA)

2013
Visiting Assistant Professor, Kenyon College (Gambier, OH)
Adjunct Instructor, Loras College (Dubuque, IA)
Adjunct Instructor, University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA)
Resident Director/Faculty Liaison, University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
Assistant Professor, Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan)
Pastor, Grace Community Church (Iowa City, IA) 
Assistant Professor, University of Dubuque (Dubuque, IA)
Assistant Professor, Texas State University (San Marcos, TX)
Program Director and Professor of Religion, Pepperdine University (Lausanne, Switzerland)

2012
Conrad J. Bergendoff Teaching Fellow, Augustana College (Rock Island, IL)
Lecturer, Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY)
Adjunct Professor, Norwich University (Northfield, VT)
Professor, University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)

2011
Visiting Assistant Professor, Binghampton University, SUNY (Binghampton, NY)
Visiting Assistant Professor, The College at Brockport, SUNY (Brockport, NY)
Adjunct Professor, Clarke University (Dubuque, IA)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Berry College (Mount Berry, GA)
Associate Professor, Mercyhurst University (Erie, PA)
Director of Admissions & Lecturer, Historical Theology Theological Seminary (Dallas, TX)

2010
Assistant Professor, Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY)
Adjunct Professor, Nashotah House Theological Seminary (Nashotah, WI)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY)

2009
Assistant Professor, Bethany Theological Seminary (Richmond, IN)
Assistant Professor, Young Harris College (Young Harris, GA)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Mount Mercy University (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Associate Professor, American Public University (Charlestown, WV)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)

2008
Assistant Professor, University of North Texas (Denton, TX)
Assistant Professor, Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX)
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Osh Kosh (Osh Kosh, WI)
Instructor, Hawkeye Community College (Waterloo, IA)
Program Director, American National University (Roanoke, VA)
Psychiatrist, Virtue Medicine (Iowa City, IA)
Assistant Professor, Mercyhurst University (Erie, PA)

2007 
Assistant Professor, LaSalle University (Philadelphia, PA)
Associate Professor, Grace College (Winona, IN)
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire (Eau Claire, WI)
Assistant Professor/Director, Southern Illinois University (Springfield, IL)
Assistant Professor, Mercyhurst College (Erie, PA)
Coordinator, Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)
Assistant Professor, Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, CN)