Ph.D. student career outcomes

We invite you to explore the career paths of our doctoral graduates over the last decade. Our history dissertations are open-access and most are available to download via the Digital Commons.

Class Name Dissertation Job title Employer Location
2022 Branden McEuen A Program of Race Betterment: The Emergence and Evolution of Eugenic Ideas in Michigan (Advisor: Willliam T. Lynch)      
2021 Elizabeth Chamberlain Sisters of Social Justice: The Social Justice Activism of the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters (Advisor: Elizabeth Faue) Adjunct Professor Aquinas College Grand Rapids, MI
2021 Christine Cook The Military Femnine Mystique: The Women's Army Corps' Evolution from a Separate and Unequal Corps to Gender Integration into the U.S. Army, 1948-1978 (Advisor: Liette Gidlow) Professor of Strategic Studies, School of Strategic Landpower, Department of Distance Education U.S. Army War College Ann Arbor, MI
2021 Lillian Wilson "Wonderful and Alarming Women": Establishing the Freer Gallery, circa 1920 (Advisor: Tracy Neumann) Managing Director, Wayne State Humanities Clinic and
Humanities Career Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow
Wayne State University Detroit, MI
2020 Kevin Nichols Frontier Freemasons: Masonic Networks Linking The Great Lakes To The Atlantic World, 1750-1820 (Advisor: Eric Ash) Foreign intelligence officer and research specialist U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command (TACOM)

Warren, MI

2019 Samuel Hogsette Bobby L. Rush, Rise Of A Black Panther Politician: The Price Of Resistance In America (Advisor: Elizabeth Faue) Professor Houston Community College Houston, TX
2019 Miriam Eve Mora From Talking Softly To Carrying A Big Shtick: Jewish Masculinity In Twentieth-Century America (Advisor: John Bukowczyk)


Independent Scholar New York, NY
2019 Joshua Morris The Many Worlds Of American Communism (Advisor: Elizabeth Faue) Visiting assistant professor Grand Valley State University Grand Rapids, MI
2019 Amanda Walter "I've Always Had A Voice, Now I Want To Use It": The Working Women's Movement And Clerical Unionism In Higher Education (Advisor: Elizabeth Faue) Lecturer Towson University Towson, MD
2018 Andrew Hnatow Envisioning The City Of The Future: Responses To Deindustrialization, Segregation, And The Urban Crisis In Postwar Detroit, 1950-1970 (Advisor: Elizabeth Faue) Editor, The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, College of Education The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
2018 Rev. Dr. Michael Varlamos A Quest For Human Rights And Civil Rights: Archbishop Iakovos And The Greek Orthodox Church (Advisor: John Bukowczyk) Senior priest Assumption Greek Orthodox Church St. Clair Shores, MI
2017 Joelle del Rose 'The Luxurious Fancies Of Vice': Sexuality, Luxury, And Space In The Eighteenth-Century British Social Sphere (Advisor: Eric Ash)      
2017 Lynda Litogot Searching For Their Voice: Nineteenth-Century White Women's Strategies To Become A Force (Advisor: Marc Kruman) Part-time faculty Wayne State University

Detroit, MI


Josiah Rector

Accumulating Risk: Environmental Justice And The History Of Capitalism In Detroit, 1880-2015 (Advisor: Elizabeth Faue) Assistant professor University of Houston Houston, TX
2017 Annmarie Wambeke Republican Feminists And Feminist Republicans: The Search For The Sensible Center In Michigan-1968 To 1984 (Advisor: Liette Gidlow) Attorney Retired Detroit, MI
2015 David P. Hopkins, Jr. "A Lonely Wandering Refugee": Displaced Whites In The Trans-Mississippi West During The American Civil War, 1861-1868 (Advisor: Kidada Williams) Associate professor of history,
Henry Professor of History,
department chair,
dual credit liaison
Midland College Midland, TX
2015 Tim Moran "We Send Our News By Lightning . . .": The Information Explosion Of The Nineteenth Century And Adaptation In The Press, 1840-1892 (Advisor: Marc Kruman)

Senior lecturer, owner

Irvin D. Reid Honors College, Wayne State University

Tim Moran--Writer LLC

Detroit, MI
2015 Frank Petersmark London Calling: The London Corresponding Society And The Ascension Of Popular Politics (Advisor: Eric Ash) Principal Tabula Rasa Consulting Detroit, MI
2015 Elizabeth Ryan Transforming Motherhood: Single Parents' Liberation In The 1970s (Advisor: Elizabeth Faue) History teacher Cranbrook Upper School Bloomfield Hills, MI
2015 Angella LaNette Smith Economic Revolution From Within: Herbert Hoover, Franklin Delano Roosevelt And The Emergence Of The National Industrial Recovery Act Of 1933 (Advisor: Elizabeth Faue) Book processor Ann Arbor Public Library Ann Arbor, MI
2015 Maria S. Wendeln Princess On The Margins: Toward A New Portrait Of Madame Élisabeth De France (Advisor: Janine Lanza) Part-time faculty Wayne State University Detroit, MI
2014 David A. Collins Absentee Soldier Voting In Civil War Law And Politics (Advisor: Marc Kruman) President emeritus of the American Bar Foundation Retired Detroit, MI
2014 Beth Fowler Deliver Me From The Days Of Old: Rock And Roll, Youth Culture, And The Civil Rights Movement (Advisor: Kidada Williams)

Senior lecturer

Irvin D. Reid Honors College, Wayne State University

Detroit, MI
2014 Merry Ellen Scofield Assumptions Of Authority: Social Washington's Evolution From Republican Court To Self-Rule, 1801-1831 (Advisor: Marc Kruman) Associate editor, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Princeton University Princeton, NJ
2013 Amy French The Power To Protect Themselves: Gender, Protective Labor Legislation, And Public Policy In Michigan, 1883-1913 (Advisor: Sandra VanBurkleo) Professor Delta College Midland, MI
2013 John A. Moore Interests And Ideas: Industrialization And The Making Of Early American Trade Policy, 1789-1860 (Advisor: Marc Kruman) Professor and chair, finance and economics department Walsh College Troy, MI
2013 Goulin Yi Reading The Tea Leaves: The Media And Sino-American Rapprochement, 1963-1972 (Advisor: Mel Small) Visiting Professor Providence College Providence,RI
2011 Kathryn Beard Higher than those of their race of less fortunate advantages: Race, ethnicity, and West Indian political leadership in Detroit's African American community, 1885-1940 (Advisor: John Bukowczyk)      
2011 Mike Murphy Detroit Blues Women (Advisor: John Bukowczyk) Adjunct faculty Various New York, NY