Placements

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: 3 (Master of Arts; Doctorate; dual-degree History & Library Science)

Certificate Programs: 2 (Museum Scholarship & Material Culture; Historic Preservation)

In the US News and World Report America's Best Graduate Schools (Premium Online Edition), the graduate program was ranked 27th overall in the nation, 2nd in the African American subfield.

Below is some placement information from our Master of Arts, dual-degree History and Library Science and doctoral degree graduates.  The list includes academic and non-academic positions. 

Master of Arts Placements

Name Year Graduated Degree Program Occupation Title  Institution/Workplace
Adams, Jennifer Collesano 2007 MA Vice President and General Counsel Resilience Technology Corporation, Baltimore, Maryland
Goldman, Debbie 2007 MA Research Economist/Current Doctoral Student Communications Workers of America, Washington, DC/University of Maryland, College Park
Hanlon, Ann M. 2007 MA Head Digital Collections Coordinator University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Bernhardt, John 2008 MA Senior Staff Writer AJW-22 Power Services Group, Leidos Corporation, Washington DC (FAA Contractor)
Birch, Kevin E. 2008 MA Lecturer Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland
Layne, Jamie Marie 2008 MA Exhibit Coordinator Amazement Square, Lynchburg, Virginia
Peterson, Jr, Robert 2008 MA International Trade Analyst Robinson Lumber Company, New Orleans, Louisiana
Brennan, Cathleen 2009 MA Current Doctoral Student University of Maryland, College Park
Donohue, Christopher 2009 MA Current Doctoral Student University of Maryland, College Park
Gaona, Michael 2009 MA Medical Student  
Holte, David T. 2009 MA US History Teacher St. George's School, Spokane, Washington
Myers, Sherry 2009 MA Academic Advisor  University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Nalezyty, Nancy Su 2009 MA Coordinator Hillman Entrepreneurs Program, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
Nath, Kimberly 2009 MA Assistant Professor  University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Benson, Edwin J.M. 2010 MA Teacher North Harford High School, Pylesville, Maryland
Cheser, Sidney Matthew 2010 MA Historian Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, DC
Wieters, Rebecca 2010 MA Teacher Baltimore City Puiblic Schools
Bingaman, Lyndon 2011 MA   United States Department of Defense, Augusta, Georgia
Bohbot, Jescie 2011 MA Lawyer  
Butsavage, Christopher J. 2011 MA Tutor Huntington Learning Center, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Kamen, Scott 2011 MA Instructor University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
Norris, Evan 2011 MA Event Coordinator Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement, Portland, Maine
Overtoom, Nikolaus 2011 MA Instructor Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri
Finch, Robert 2012 MA Records Management Analysist Federal Reserve Board, Washington DC
McLean, Nicole L. 2012 MA Current Doctoral Student University of Maryland, College Park
Abrahim, Zeinab 2013 MA Communications and Training Specialist Center for Diversity and Health Equity, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, Washington
Cohen, Adam 2013 MA Special Education Teacher The Auburn School, Baltimore, Maryland
Karr, Dennis 2013 MA Operating Resource Baird Capital, Sykesville, Maryland
Pitrof, Tyler 2013 MA Current Doctoral Student University of Maryland, College Park
Prescott, Sonia 2013 MA Reference Assistant Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reul, Nathaniel 2013 MA Budget Fellow New York State Division of the Budget, Albany, New York
Devris, Justin 2014 MA Contract Administrator Discovery Communications, Silver Spring, Maryland
Leininger, Derek 2014 MA Current Doctoral Student University of Maryland, College Park
Warner, Kris 2014 MA Researcher  SEIU, Houston, Texas
Getway, Sean 2015 MA Senior Instructor United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
Merrell, Brian 2015 MA Defense Analyst United States Department of Defense, Washington, DC
Michalak, Lauren 2015 MA Current Doctoral Student University of Maryland, College Park
Overdoff-Ferriol, Gabriela 2015 MA Teacher District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC
Raphael, Tali 2015 MA Preschool Teacher Tempel Emanuel Early Childhood Center, Kensington, Maryland
Staedtler, Rene 2015 MA Current Doctoral Student University of Maryland, College Park
Tanner, Kerry 2015 MA Current Doctoral Student University of Maryland, College Park
Walker, Rachel 2015 MA Current Doctoral Student University of Maryland, College Park
Abney, Ann 2016 MA Archivist National Archives II, College Park, Maryland
Brulhart, Hugo 2016 MA Current Doctoral Student University of Maryland, College Park
Carrano, Joseph 2016 MA National Digital Stewardship Resident Georgetown University Library, Georgetown University, Washington DC
Holness, Lucien 2016 MA Current Doctoral Student University of Maryland, College Park
Swaim, Carylyn 2016 MA Director of Exhibits and Interpretive Planning History Associates Incorporated, Rockville, Maryland
Bailey, Roger 2017 MA Current Doctoral Student University of Maryland, College Park
Jordan, Sylvia 2017 MA Instructor United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
Klein, Joshua 2017 MA Current Doctoral Student University of Maryland, College Park
Mahoney, Nicole 2017 MA Current Doctoral Student University of Maryland, College Park
Patel, Shradha 2017 MA   U.S. Navy
Slavik, Jordan 2017 MA Current Doctoral Student University of Maryland, College Park
         
        (Last updated Summer 2017)

 

History and Library Science Placements

Name Year Graduated Degree Program Occupation Title  Institution/Workplace
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 DC
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
Kinniff, Jennifer 2008 HiLS Hopkins Retrospective Program Manager Milton Eisenhower Library, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
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, DC
Khoo, Evelyn 2009 HiLS Assistant Librarian and High School Teacher Georgetown Day School, Washington, DC
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
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, DC
Skarlatou Levi, Amalia 2010 HiLS Independent Researcher and Scholar  
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, DC.
Ryan, Meghan 2012 HiLS Supervisory Archivist National Archives II, College Park, Maryland
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
Fronk-Giordano, Catherine 2014 HiLS Supervisory Archivist Stars and Stripes, Washington DC
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
Haynes, Caitlin 2015 HiLS Reference Archivist National Anthropological and Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
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
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 DC
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
Fairchild, Christina 2017 HiLS Archives Technician National Archives II, College Park, Maryland
Kibler, Austin 2017 HiLS Research Librarian Williams and Connolly, Washington, DC
McVey, Julie Nicole 2017 HiLS Online Content Specialist, National Center for Biotechnology Information National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
         
        (Last updated Summer 2017)

Doctorate Placements

Name Year Graduated Degree Program Occupation Title  Institution/Workplace
Askarov, Askar 2007 Ph.D. Managing Editor Voice of America, Azerbaijan
Grivno, Max 2007 Ph.D. Associate Professor University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Morina, Christina 2007 Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Professor Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posey, Trisha 2007 Ph.D. Director, Honors Scholars Program and Associate Professor John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Vieweg, Christian 2007 Ph.D. Pilot US Airways
Duffy, Shannon 2008 Ph.D. Senior Lecturer Texas State University
Hagerott, Mark 2008 Ph.D. Deputy Director of Department and Distinguished Professor of Cyber Security United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
Kellett, Andrew 2008 Ph.D. Associate Professor Harford Community College, Bel Air, Maryland
Kullaa, Rinna 2008 Ph.D. Tenure Track  University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Lopez-Pedreros, Abel Ricardo 2008 Ph.D. Associate Professor Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
Lyon, Phillip 2008 Ph.D. Managing Director Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
McAndrew, Jennifer 2008 Ph.D. Associate Professor and Director of Arrupe Scholars Program John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio
Sarzynski, Sarah 2008 Ph.D. Assistant Professor Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California
Schlosser, Nicholas 2008 Ph.D. Historian US Army Center of Military History, Washington, DC
White, Jonathan 2008 Ph.D. Associate Professor Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia
Chase, Robert 2009 Ph.D. Assistant Professor Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York
Christiansen, Erik 2009 Ph.D. Associate Professor Rhode Island College
Goldstene, Claire 2009 Ph.D. Manager Contractors State License Board, California
Johnson, Stephen 2009 Ph.D. Historian Research and Analysis Directorate, WWII Division, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Washington DC
Keane, Katarina 2009 Ph.D. Assistant Director Center for Global Migration Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Mohan, Jyoti 2009 Ph.D. Lecturer Morgan State University
Regalado Someillan, Yamile 2009 Ph.D. Branch Administrator WC and AN Miller Realtors, Bethesda, Maryland
Scala, Stephen 2009 Ph.D. Senior Analyst Booz Allen Hamilton
Tudico, Angela 2009 Ph.D. Archives Technician  Northeast Region Office, National Records and Archives Administration
Wilson, Marcy Kay 2009 Ph.D. Research Historian Historical Research Associates
Acerbi, Patricia 2010 Ph.D. Adjunct Professor George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Drake, Ian 2010 Ph.D. Associate Professor Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey
Halperin, Paula 2010 Ph.D. Board of Study Coordinator, Cinema Studies and Assistant Professor Purchase College State University of New York, Purchase, New York
Kobrick, Jacob 2010 Ph.D. Associate Historian Federal Judicial History Office, Federal Judicial Center, Washington D.C
Reed, Charles 2010 Ph.D. Associate Professor Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Speece, Darren 2010 Ph.D. History Instructor and Assistant Dean of Students Sidwell Friends School, Washington DC
Stotland, Daniel 2010 Ph.D. Associate Professor Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida
Castillo, Thomas 2011 Ph.D. Assistant Professor Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina
Hardin, John 2011 Ph.D. Director of University Relations Charles G. Koch Foundation, Arlington, Virginia
Kravetz, Melissa 2011 Ph.D. Assistant Professor Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia
Schmitt, Paul 2011 Ph.D. Attorney DLA Piper, Washington DC
Sullivan, Jeremy 2011 Ph.D. Dean of Students and History Department Chair YSC Academy, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Zakic, Mirna 2011 Ph.D. Assistant Professor Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Zhou, Zehao 2011 Ph.D. Assistant Professor and Information Services Librarian York College of Pennsylvania, York, Pennsylvania
Benmergui, Leandro 2012 Ph.D. Director of Casa Purchase and Assistant Professor SUNY: Purchase College, Purchase, New York
Best, Jeremy 2012 Ph.D. Assistant Professor Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Chiles, Robert 2012 Ph.D. Lecturer University of Maryland, College Park
Dillingham, Alan Shane 2012 Ph.D. Assistant Professor and Director of Latin American Studies Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama 
Goldberg, Sheldon 2012 Ph.D. Adjunct Assistant Professor University of Maryland, University College
Grissom, Daryl 2012 Ph.D. Latin Teacher BASIS Independent McLean, Tyson's Corner, Virginia
Johnson, Jessica Marie 2012 Ph.D. Assistant Professor Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Larocco, Christina 2012 Ph.D. Lecturer Towson University, Howard Community College & Prince George's Community College
Murphy, Mary-Elizabeth 2012 Ph.D. Assistant Professor Eastern Michigan University, Ypslanti, Michigan
Papaioannou, Stefan 2012 Ph.D. Assistant Professor Framingham State University, Framingham, Massachusetts
Rentfrow, James 2012 Ph.D. Military Professor United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
Welch, Kimberly 2012 Ph.D. Assistant Professor Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Cohen, Theodore 2013 Ph.D. Assistant Professor Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri
Franklin, Jonathan 2013 Ph.D. Director of Research Charles G. Koch Foundation, Arlington, Virginia
Heerman, M. Scott 2013 Ph.D. Assistant Professor University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
Henderson, Robert 2013 Ph.D. Writer and Analyst Sage Computing, Reston, Virginia
Hinnershitz, Stephanie 2013 Ph.D. Assistant Professor Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
Orisich, Shari 2013 Ph.D. Assistant Professor Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina
Rutenberg, Amy Jennifer 2013 Ph.D. Assistant Professor and Co-Coordinator, Social Studies Education Program Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Shelton, Jon 2013 Ph.D. Assistant Professor University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Walsh, Sarah I 2013 Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Brideau, Jeffrey 2014 Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Associate Institute for Water Resources, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
Bundy, Lauren 2014 Ph.D. Assistant Professor Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts
Duncan, Stephen 2014 Ph.D. Assistant Professor Bronx Community College, New York City, New York
Gibson, Paul 2014 Ph.D. Senior Content Director Hanover Research, Arlington, Virginia
Gustafson, Reid 2014 Ph.D. Lecturer University of Maryland, College Park
Hosseini, Fatemeh 2014 Ph.D. Lecturer Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Houghton, Vincent 2014 Ph.D. Historian and Curator International Spy Museum
Burghart, William 2015 Ph.D. Lecturer University of Washington, Tacoma
Doster, Dennis Anthony 2015 Ph.D. Black History Program Manager PG County Department of Parks and Recreation, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Finkelstein, Allison 2015 Ph.D. Historian US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Washington, DC
Furman, Joshua 2015 Ph.D. Stanford and Joan Alexander Postdoctoral Fellow Jewish Studies, Rice University, Houston, Texas
Goldstein, Mark 2015 Ph.D. Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues US Government Accountability Office, Washington DC
Guthorn, Harrison Brent 2015 Ph.D. Senior Program Officer Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, Washington, DC
Guthrie, Jason 2015 Ph.D. Director Strategic Engagements, Resigility LLC, Fairfax, Virginia
Moore, Scott 2015 Ph.D. Assistant Professor Eastern Connecticut University, Willimantic, Connecticut
Townsend, Brandi Ann 2015 Ph.D. Instructor Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile and Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile
Walker, Joshua 2015 Ph.D. Professor Bard High School Early College, Cleveland
Windham, Anna Lane 2015 Ph.D. Associate Director Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, Georgetown University, Washington DC
Hutchinson, Robert 2016 Ph.D. Lecturer Cleveland State University
Jackson, Thanayi 2016 Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Professor San Jose State University, San Jose, California
Mitrojorgji, Lejnar 2016 Ph.D. Lecturer University of Maryland, College Park
Moura, Shawn Alexander 2016 Ph.D. Senior Content Analysist Hanover Research, Arlington, Virginia
Richter, Daniel Alex 2016 Ph.D. Lecturer University of Maryland, College Park
Williams, Glenn 2016 Ph.D. Senior Historian US Army Center of Military History, Washington, DC
Bland, Robert 2017 Ph.D. Assistant Professor St. John's University, New York City, New York
Frechette, Joseph 2017 Ph.D. Historian US Army Intelligence and Security Command, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia
Polo y la Borda Ramos, Adolfo 2017 Ph.D. Instructor University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
Towle, Ashley 2017 Ph.D. Adjunct Professor University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine
Benjamen, Alda 2015 Ph.D. Postdoctoral Researcher Penn Cultural Heritage Center, University of Pennsylvania Museum
         
        (Last updated Summer 2017)