Graduate Job Placements / Georgia - Louisiana


Kate Strum (MFA 2015) is the Director of Graduate Student Support Programming at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho.

Louis Sylvester (PhD in Creative Writing and Composition) is Associate Professor of English at Lewis and Clark State University.


Carmella Braniger (PhD in Creative Writing and Literature) is Associate Professor of English at Milliken University, where she directs the Creative Writing Program.  Her poems have appeared inSycamore ReviewPoems and Plays,The Dirty NapkinMARGIE: The American Journal of Poetry, and Modern English TankaEucalyptred lightsMagnapoetsAtlas Poetica, and many others.  Her chapbook, No One May Follow, was published by Pudding House Publications in 2009. 

Chelsey Crawford (ABD in Screen Studies) is a Visiting Assistant Professor at North Central College of Illinois.

Soumitra Ghosh (PhD in Screen Studies and Critical Theory) is Vice President for Enrollment Management & Academic Support at Quincy University.


Mokhtar Alzuraiki (PhD in TESL/Linguistics) is on the faculty of the Intensive English Program at Southern Indiana University. 

Jon Bakos (PhD in TESL/Linguistics) is an Assistant Professor of TESL/Linguistics at Indiana State University.

Shashi Naidu (PhD in TESL/Linguistics) is an Assistant Professor of ESL in the Intensive Language Institute at Ball State University.

Mary Seig (PhD in TESL/Linguistics) is an Associate Professor and Director of the Intensive English Language Institute at Ball State University. 


Matthew Wynn Sivils (PhD in Literature) is a Professor of English at Iowa State University.Matthew is the author of many articles on American literature and the founding co-editor of Literature in the Early American Republic. He has also written or edited six books, most recently American Environmental Fiction,1782-1847 (Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2014). Matthew has edited with notes and introduction Of Men andMarshes (Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2012); The Autobiography of a Pocket Handkerchief (New York: AMS P, 2012) [Awarded the MLA Committee on Scholarly Editions (CSE) Seal of Approval]; Lost Creeks: Collected Journals (Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2009); Song of the Oktahutche: Collected Poems. (Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2008); and Chinnubbie and the Owl: Muscogee (Creek) Stories, Orations, and Oral Traditions (Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2005).


Melody Denny (PhD in Composition and Rhetoric) is an Assistant Professor of English at Cottey College, Kansas. 


Ivory Lin (PhD in TESL/Linguistics) is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics and TESL at Western Kentucky State University.

Alex Poole (PhD TESL/Linguistics) is an Associate Professor at Western Kentucky State University where he directs the ESL Endorsement/TESOL Graduate Certificate programs.


Phil Estes (PhD in Creative Writing) is an Instructor of English at Louisiana Tech. 

Jason Landrum (PhD in Screen Studies) is an Associate Professor of English at Southeast Louisiana State University, where teaches courses in film and directs the university writing center.

Lacy Landrum (PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Writing) is Director of Administration for Hammond, LA.  In 2015, she was honored as City Employee of the Year, having served additionally as Interim Director of the Airport and having brought in more than five million dollars in grants to the city of Hammond. 

James Mischler (PhD in TESL/Linguistics) is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the TESL/Linguistics Program at Northeast Louisiana State University. In addition to various articles in his field, he is the author of Metaphor Across Time and Conceptual Space: The interplay of Embodiment and Cultural Models. (Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2013).