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Former Student Placement


Name Year Degree Awarded Placement
Jennifer Baum 1998 Head of the U.S. Monographs Section, U.S. Library of Congress
Seth Bryant, Americas 2008 Ph.D. program, Vanderbilt University
Robin Globus, Nature 2008 Ph.D. program in Religion, University of Florida
Sarah Spaid Ishida, Asia 2008 Administrative Services  Coordinator, UF Center for European Studies
James Wilson, Asia 2008 Ph.D. program in Religion, University of Florida, resigned
Daniel Bernard Zaleha, Nature 2008 Ph.D. program in Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Carly Dwyer, Asia 2009 Graduate student, Syracuse University
Ann Marie Palmer, Americas 2009 Higher Education Master’s Program in Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education, University of Florida—graduated in 2011
Jennifer Dick, Americas 2010 NGO (non-government organization), Jacksonville, FL
Ved Patel, Asia 2012 Theology/Oxford
Mallory Bolduc-non-thesis, Americas 2013
Melissa Richards, Nature 2013
Victoria Machado, Nature 2013 PhD UF, Religion
Keri Johnson, Nature 2013 PhD program in Counselor Education, UF
Sarah Moczygemba, Americas 2013 PhD program, Religion and Americas, UF
Alisia Radder, Nature/Asia 2014 Japan
Matthew Pesek-non thesis, Americas 2014
John Balch, Nature 2015 Boston University, PhD
Caroline Reed, Americas 2015 Teacher, Gainesville, FL
Kelsey Stewart, non-thesis, Asia 2015 Japan
Aladdin Ri’fat Al, non-thesis, Global Islam 2016 Egypt
Matthew Hartley 2017 Associate Director, Department of Diversity Initiatives, University of North Florida


Name Year Degree Awarded Placement
Samuel Snyder, Nature 2008 Assistant Director, Renewable Resources Coalition, Anchorage, AK
Gavin Van Horn, Nature 2008 Director of Cultures of Conservation
Shreena Gandhi, Americas 2009 Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
Michael Gressett, Asia 2009 Adjunct Professor, Florida Gateway College
Lucas Johnston, Nature 2009 Wake Forest University-Associate Professor of Religion-Affiliate Faculty with the Environmental Program., Core Faculty member at the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability
Leah Sarat, Americas 2010 Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Arizona State University
Rose Caraway, Americas 2011 Assistant Professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Iowa State University.
Eleanor Finnegan, Nature 2011 Assistant Director, Faculty Programming at the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard
Todd LeVasseur, Nature 2011 Visiting Assistant Prof./appointed Program Director for the Environmental Studies program at CofC for the next 3 years (from 2015)
Chungwhan Sung, Asia 2011 Instructor at Dongguk University and JungAng Samgha University (From 2011 Fall-Present)
Gregory McElwain, Nature 2011 Associate Professor of Philosophy of Religion in the Philosophy and Religion Department, College of Idaho. Also a faculty member of the Environmental Studies Program.
Joseph Witt, Nature 2011 Assistant Professor of Religion, Mississippi State University
Sean O’Neil, Americas 2012 Visiting Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies of Sport in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Hilit Surowitz, Americas 2012 Instructor, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Gayle Lasater Pagnoni, Americas 2013 Program Director at Rice University’s Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance. Learn more at
Bridgette O’Brien, Nature 2013 Upper School History Teacher, Annie Wright School, Tacoma, WA
Robin Globus, Nature 2014 Tenure-track position, Religious Studies, Texas A&M University
Caleb Simmons, Asia 2014 Assistant Professor of Hinduism in South Asian and the Modern World at the University of Arizona
Phillip Green, Asia 2014 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, College of Idaho
Kendall Marchman, Asia 2015 Tenure-track position, University of Georgia
Sarah Werner, Nature 2015
Amy Brown, Nature 2015 Engineering & Technical Services Coordinator/Volunteer Advisor, American Water Works Association
Jason Purvis,


2017 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Denver
Christopher Fouche,


2017 ELA Teacher, Orange County Public Schools
Yujing Chen,


2017 Visiting Assistant Professor, Religious Studies Department, Grinnell College, Iowa


Yanchao Zhang,


2018 Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, Xiamen University
Ken Chitwood,

Americas/Global Islam

2019 Fritz Thyssen Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin
Rodney Sebastian,


2019 Assistant Professor, Religious Studies Department, Manhattan College
Bhakti Mamtora,


2019 Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, College of Wooster