Graduate Job Placements / Tennessee - Wyoming


Yousif Elhindi (PhD in Linguistics and TESL) is a Professor of English and Director of the TESOL minor at East Tennessee University.  Yousif has published many articles in the fields of sociolinguistics, pragamatics, and discourse analysis. 

David Major (PhD in Literature and Technical Writing) is a Professor of English at Austin Peay State University, where he directs the undergraduate concentration in professional writing.

Charla White-Major (PhD in Literature) is an Associate Professor of English at Austin-Peay State University and teaches Early American Literature and Composition.

Clay Matthews (PhD in Creative Writing and Literature) teaches at Tusculum College, where he is an Associate Professor of English. Clay is the author of two books: RUNOFF (BlazeVOX Books, 2009) andSuperfecta (Ghost Road Press, 2008). He has published individual poems in over fifty literary journals, includingThe American Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, The Brooklyn Review, New Orleans Review, Pilot, Real Poetik, and Verse Daily.

Hooman Saeli (PhD in TESL) is a Visiting Assistant Professor at The University of Tennessee.


Robin Carstensen (PhD in Creative Writing and Literature) is an Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi where she teaches courses in creative writing, literature, and composition.

Lindsay Clark (PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Writing) is teaching at Sam Houston State University.

LuElla D'Amico (PhD in Literature) is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of the Incarnate Word. 


Todd Robert Petersen (PhD in Creative Writing and Critical Theory) is a Professor of English at Southern Utah State University. The author of two books of fiction, Long After Dark and Rift, he is also interested in visual narrative, film, and critical theory. In addition to teaching film and creative writing courses, he directs the university’s experiential learning program as well as the Center for Creativity and Innovation. 

Scott Rogers (PhD in Literature) is a Professor of English at Weber State University.  A Victorianist who publishes on Pre-Raphaelite poets and Victorian women, Scott also directed the Composition Program until the end of academic year 2014-15.

Christine Seifert (PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Writing) is an Associate Professor of Communication at Westminster College where she teaches Rhetorical theory, feminism and popular culture, technical and professional writing, and creative writing. Christine has published a scholarly study, Virginity in Young Adult Literature After Twilight (Scarecrow, 2015) as well as two works for young adults, Whoppers: History's Most Outrageous Lies and Liars(Zest, 2015) and The Predicteds (Sourcebooks Fire: 2015). 

Sally Bishop Shigley (PhD in Literature) is a Professor of English at Weber State University.  She has recently published a number of articles in field of medical humanities. 

Shelley Thomas (PhD in Professional Writing and Literature) is an Associate Professor of Professional and Technical Writing at Weber State University, where she specializes in document design and editing.


Billy Howell (PhD in Creative Writing) is an Assistant Professor of English Composition at George Mason University. 


James Seth (PhD in Literature) is an Assistant Professor of Early Modern Literature at Central Washington University. His book, English Maritime Performance on the Global Early Modern Stage, is forthcoming from Amsterdam University Press (2020).