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Graduate Placement

The Department of History at the University of Maryland has been conferring graduate degrees since 1927.

The University of Maryland is the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland and the original 1862 land-grant institution in Maryland. It is one of the 61 members of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and one of 157 US institutions granting the doctorate in history.   The department conferred its first Master of Arts in history in 1927 and its first doctorate in 1937.  In 1979, the department began to confer a dual Master of Arts degree in history and library science. The graduate program has conferred 1148 Master of Arts degrees and 450 doctoral degrees.

Degree Programs: Three (Master of Arts; Doctorate; dual-degree History & Library Science)

Certificate Programs: Two (Museum Scholarship & Material Culture; Historic Preservation)

In the U.S. News and World Report America's Best Graduate Schools, the graduate program was ranked 27th overall in the nation, second in the African-American subfield.

Below is some placement information from our M.A>, dual-degree history and library science and Ph.D. graduates.  The list includes academic and non-academic positions.

M.A. Placement

2007

  • Adams, Jennifer Collesano: Vice President and General Counsel, Resilience Technology Corporation, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Goldman, Debbie: Research Economist/Current Doctoral Student, Communications Workers of America, Washington, D.C./University of Maryland, College Park
  • Hanlon, Ann M.: Head Digital Collections Coordinator, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2008

  • Bernhardt, John: Senior Staff Writer, AJW-22 Power Services Group, Leidos Corporation, Washington D.C. (FAA Contractor)
  • Birch, Kevin E.: Lecturer, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland
  • Layne, Jamie Marie: Exhibit Coordinator, Amazement Square, Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Peterson, Jr, Robert: International Trade Analyst, Robinson Lumber Company, New Orleans, Louisiana

2009

  • Brennan, Cathleen: Current Doctoral Student, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Donohue, Christopher: Current Doctoral Student, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Gaona, Michael: Medical Student,  
  • Holte, David T.: US History Teacher, St. George's School, Spokane, Washington
  • Myers, Sherry: Academic Advisor , University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
  • Nalezyty, Nancy Su: Coordinator, Hillman Entrepreneurs Program, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
  • Nath, Kimberly: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

2010

  • Benson, Edwin J.M.: Teacher, North Harford High School, Pylesville, Maryland
  • Cheser, Sidney Matthew: Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.
  • Wieters, Rebecca: Teacher, Baltimore City Public Schools

2011

  • Bingaman, Lyndon: United States Department of Defense, Augusta, Georgia
  • Bohbot, Jescie: Lawyer,  
  • Butsavage, Christopher J.: Tutor, Huntington Learning Center, Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Kamen, Scott: Instructor, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
  • Norris, Evan: Event Coordinator, Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement, Portland, Maine
  • Overtoom, Nikolaus: Instructor, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri

2012

  • Finch, Robert: Records Management Analyst, Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C.
  • McLean, Nicole L.: Current Doctoral Student, University of Maryland, College Park

2013

  • Abrahim, Zeinab: Communications and Training Specialist, Center for 
  • Diversity and Health Equity, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, Washington
  • Cohen, Adam: Special Education Teacher, The Auburn School, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Karr, Dennis: Operating Resource, Baird Capital, Sykesville, Maryland
  • Pitrof, Tyler: Current Doctoral Student, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Prescott, Sonia: Reference Assistant, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Reul, Nathaniel: Budget Fellow, New York State Division of the Budget, Albany, New York

2014

  • Devris, Justin: Contract Administrator, Discovery Communications, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Leininger, Derek: Current Doctoral Student, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Warner, Kris: Researcher, SEIU, Houston, Texas

2015

  • Getway, Sean: Senior Instructor, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
  • Merrell, Brian: Defense Analyst, United States Department of Defense, Washington, D.C.
  • Michalak, Lauren: Current Doctoral Student, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Overdoff-Ferriol, Gabriela: Teacher, District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, D.C.
  • Raphael, Tali: Preschool Teacher, Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Center, Kensington, Maryland
  • Staedtler, Rene: Current Doctoral Student, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Tanner, Kerry: Current Doctoral Student, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Walker, Rachel: Current Doctoral Student, University of Maryland, College Park

2016

  • Abney, Ann: Archivist, National Archives II, College Park, Maryland
  • Brulhart, Hugo: Current Doctoral Student, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Carrano, Joseph: National Digital Stewardship Resident, Georgetown University Library, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
  • Holness, Lucien: Current Doctoral Student, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Swaim, Carylyn: Director of Exhibits and Interpretive Planning, History Associates Incorporated, Rockville, Maryland

2017

  • Bailey, Roger: Current Doctoral Student, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Jordan, Sylvia: Instructor, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
  • Klein, Joshua: Current Doctoral Student, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Mahoney, Nicole: Current Doctoral Student, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Patel, Shradha:  U.S. Navy
  • Slavik, Jordan: Current Doctoral Student, University of Maryland, College Park

History and Library Science Placement

2007

  • Houston, Bradley N., 2007, HiLS, Document Services Manager, City Government, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Snyder, Sara C, 2007, HiLS, Chief, Media and Technology Office, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
  • Swaney, Keith, 2007, HiLS, Archivist, Collections Management, New York State Archives, Albany, New York
  • Wagner, Jessica, 2007, HiLS, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Baruch College, New York City, New York

2008

  • Kinniff, Jennifer, 2008, HiLS, Hopkins Retrospective Program Manager, Milton Eisenhower Library, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

2009

  • Beers, Jr., Lloyd, 2009, HiLS, Information Studies Doctoral Student, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Bernat, Cory Anne, 2009, HiLS, Curatorial Assistant, Division of Work and Industry, National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.
  • Khoo, Evelyn, 2009, HiLS, Assistant Librarian and High School Teacher, Georgetown Day School, Washington, D.C.
  • Kopp, Laura E, 2009, HiLS, Senior Archivist, History Associates Incorporated, Rockville, Maryland
  • Ligon, Tina L, 2009, HiLS, Supervisory Archivist, National Archives II, College Park, Maryland
  • Sutcliffe, Rachel, 2009, HiLS, Archivist, Electronic and Special Media Records, National Archives II, College Park, Maryland

2010

  • Brander, Elizabeth, 2010, HiLS, Rare Books Librarian, Becker Medical Library, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Doorenbos, Anna, 2010, HiLS, Analyst, Innovative Emergency Management, Arlington, Virginia
  • Iles, Helena, 2010, HiLS, Freelance Transcript Proofreader, Helna IP Proofreading, Maynard, Massachucetts
  • Kopelman, Sarah, 2010, HiLS, Technical Information Specialist, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
  • Skarlatou Levi, Amalia, 2010, HiLS, Independent Researcher and Scholar

2012

  • Dwyre, Megan B., 2012, HiLS, Archivist, National Archives II, College Park, Maryland
  • Horowitz, Joel, 2012, HiLS, Librarian, Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Lindberg, Melissa, 2012, HiLS, Reference Librarian, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C..
  • Ryan, Meghan, 2012, HiLS, Supervisory Archivist, National Archives II, College Park, Maryland

2013

  • Aras, Kate, 2013, HiLS, Library Technician, United States Army, Arlington, VA
  • Behringer, Ashley, 2013, HiLS, Processing Technician, Film Department, National Archives II, College Park, MD
  • Cerullo, Michelle, 2013, HiLS, Awards and Communications Coordinator, Graduate School, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois
  • Hawk, Amanda, 2013, HiLS, Athletics Archivist, Hornbake Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Krueger, Meghan, 2013, HiLS, Research Analyst, University of Cincinnati Foundation, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • McKee, Madeline, 2013, HiLS, Technical Product Specialist, Proquest, Seattle, Washington
  • Sturm, Charlotte, 2013, HiLS, Archivist, National Archives II, College Park, Maryland
  • Wells, Caitlin, 2013, HiLS, Collection Services Librarian, Special Collections Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2014

  • Fronk-Giordano, Catherine, 2014, HiLS, Supervisory Archivist, Stars and Stripes, Washington D.C.
  • Hyman, Elizabeth, 2014, HiLS, HIAS Project Processing Archivist Assistant, American Jewish Historical Society, New York City, New York
  • Jensen, Sine Hwang, 2014, HiLS, Asian American and Comparative Ethnic Studies Librarian, Ethnic Studies Library, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California

2015

  • Haynes, Caitlin, 2015, HiLS, Reference Archivist, National Anthropological and Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Stahl, Matthew, 2015, HiLS, University Archivist, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
  • Stump, Tyler, 2015, HiLS, Archivist, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

2016

  • Greene, Patricia, 2016, HiLS, Wellcome Librarian, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
  • Greene, Richard, 2016, HiLS, Archivist, Still Pictures, National Archives II, College Park, Maryland
  • Gunn, Allison, 2016, HiLS, Research Analyst, Homeland Security and Justice, US Government Accountability Office, Washington D.C.
  • Inge, Lindsay, 2016, HiLS, First Year Experience Librarian, Teaching and Learning Services, McKeldin Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • O'Hern, Megan, 2016, HiLS, Archivist, History Associates Incorporated, Rockville, Maryland

2017

  • Fairchild, Christina, 2017, HiLS, Archives Technician, National Archives II, College Park, Maryland
  • Kibler, Austin, 2017, HiLS, Research Librarian, Williams and Connolly, Washington, D.C.
  • McVey, Julie Nicole, 2017, HiLS, Online Content Specialist, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Ph.D. Placement

2007

  • Askarov, Askar: Managing Editor, Voice of America, Azerbaijan
  • Grivno, Max: Associate Professor, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
  • Morina, Christina: Visiting Assistant Professor, Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Posey, Trisha: Director, Honors Scholars Program and Associate Professor, John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
  • Vieweg, Christian: Pilot, US Airways

2008

  • Duffy, Shannon: Senior Lecturer, Texas State University
  • Hagerott, Mark: Deputy Director of Department and Distinguished Professor of Cyber Security, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
  • Kellett, Andrew: Associate Professor, Harford Community College, Bel Air, Maryland
  • Kullaa, Rinna: Tenure Track , University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
  • Lopez-Pedreros, Abel Ricardo: Associate Professor, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
  • Lyon, Phillip: Managing Director, Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • McAndrew, Jennifer: Associate Professor and Director of Arrupe Scholars Program, John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio
  • Sarzynski, Sarah: Assistant Professor, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California
  • Schlosser, Nicholas: Historian, US Army Center of Military History, Washington, D.C.
  • White, Jonathan: Associate Professor, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia

2009

  • Chase, Robert: Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York
  • Christiansen, Erik: Associate Professor, Rhode Island College
  • Goldstene, Claire: Manager, Contractors State License Board, California
  • Johnson, Stephen: Historian, Research and Analysis Directorate, WWII Division, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Washington D.C.
  • Keane, Katarina: Assistant Director, Center for Global Migration Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Mohan, Jyoti: Lecturer, Morgan State University
  • Regalado Someillan, Yamile: Branch Administrator, WC and AN Miller Realtors, Bethesda, Maryland
  • Scala, Stephen: Senior Analyst, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Tudico, Angela: Archives Technician , Northeast Region Office, National Records and Archives Administration
  • Wilson, Marcy Kay: Research Historian, Historical Research Associates

2010

  • Acerbi, Patricia: Adjunct Professor, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • Drake, Ian: Associate Professor, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey
  • Halperin, Paula: Board of Study Coordinator, Cinema Studies and Assistant Professor, Purchase College State University of New York, Purchase, New York
  • Kobrick, Jacob: Associate Historian, Federal Judicial History Office, Federal Judicial Center, Washington D.C
  • Reed, Charles: Associate Professor, Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, North Carolina
  • Speece, Darren: History Instructor and Assistant Dean of Students, Sidwell Friends School, Washington D.C.
  • Stotland, Daniel: Associate Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida

2011

  • Castillo, Thomas: Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina
  • Hardin, John: Director of University Relations, Charles G. Koch Foundation, Arlington, Virginia
  • Kravetz, Melissa: Assistant Professor, Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia
  • Schmitt, Paul: Attorney, DLA Piper, Washington D.C.
  • Sullivan, Jeremy: Dean of Students and History Department Chair, YSC Academy, Wayne, Pennsylvania
  • Zakic, Mirna: Assistant Professor, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
  • Zhou, Zehao: Assistant Professor and Information Services Librarian, York College of Pennsylvania, York, Pennsylvania

2012

  • Benmergui, Leandro: Director of Casa Purchase and Assistant Professor, SUNY: Purchase College, Purchase, New York
  • Best, Jeremy: Assistant Professor, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • Chiles, Robert: Lecturer, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Dillingham, Alan Shane: Assistant Professor and Director of Latin American Studies, Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama 
  • Goldberg, Sheldon: Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, University College
  • Grissom, Daryl: Latin Teacher, BASIS Independent McLean, Tyson's Corner, Virginia
  • Johnson, Jessica Marie: Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Larocco, Christina: Lecturer, Towson University, Howard Community College & Prince George's Community College
  • Murphy, Mary-Elizabeth: Assistant Professor, Eastern Michigan University, Ypslanti, Michigan
  • Papaioannou, Stefan: Assistant Professor, Framingham State University, Framingham, Massachusetts
  • Rentfrow, James: Military Professor, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
  • Welch, Kimberly: Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

2013

  • Cohen, Theodore: Assistant Professor, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri
  • Franklin, Jonathan: Director of Research, Charles G. Koch Foundation, Arlington, Virginia
  • Heerman, M. Scott: Assistant Professor, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
  • Henderson, Robert: Writer and Analyst, Sage Computing, Reston, Virginia
  • Hinnershitz, Stephanie: Assistant Professor, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Orisich, Shari: Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina
  • Rutenberg, Amy Jennifer: Assistant Professor and Co-Coordinator, Social Studies Education Program, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • Shelton, Jon: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Walsh, Sarah I: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

2014

  • Brideau, Jeffrey: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute for Water Resources, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
  • Bundy, Lauren: Assistant Professor, Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts
  • Duncan, Stephen: Assistant Professor, Bronx Community College, New York City, New York
  • Gibson, Paul: Senior Content Director, Hanover Research, Arlington, Virginia
  • Gustafson, Reid: Lecturer, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Hosseini, Fatemeh: Lecturer, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • Houghton, Vincent: Historian and Curator, International Spy Museum

2015

  • Benjamen, Alda: Postdoctoral Researcher, Penn Cultural Heritage Center, University of Pennsylvania Museum
  • Burghart, William: Lecturer, University of Washington, Tacoma
  • Doster, Dennis Anthony: Black History Program Manager, PG County Department of Parks and Recreation, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
  • Finkelstein, Allison: Historian, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Washington, D.C.
  • Furman, Joshua: Stanford and Joan Alexander Postdoctoral Fellow, Jewish Studies, Rice University, Houston, Texas
  • Goldstein, Mark: Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues, US Government Accountability Office, Washington D.C.
  • Guthorn, Harrison Brent: Senior Program Officer, Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Guthrie, Jason: Director, Strategic Engagements, Resigility LLC, Fairfax, Virginia
  • Moore, Scott: Assistant Professor, Eastern Connecticut University, Willimantic, Connecticut
  • Townsend, Brandi Ann: Instructor, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile and Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile
  • Walker, Joshua: Professor, Bard High School Early College, Cleveland
  • Windham, Anna Lane: Associate Director, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

2016

  • Hutchinson, Robert: Lecturer, Cleveland State University
  • Jackson, Thanayi: Visiting Assistant Professor, San Jose State University, San Jose, California
  • Mitrojorgji, Lejnar: Lecturer, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Moura, Shawn Alexander: Senior Content Analyst, Hanover Research, Arlington, Virginia
  • Richter, Daniel Alex: Lecturer, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Williams, Glenn: Senior Historian, US Army Center of Military History, Washington, D.C.

2017

  • Bland, Robert: Assistant Professor, St. John's University, New York City, New York
  • Frechette, Joseph: Historian, US Army Intelligence and Security Command, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia
  • Polo y la Borda Ramos, Adolfo: Instructor, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
  • Towle, Ashley: Adjunct Professor, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine