Department of


Philosophy Placement Record

The University of Rochester has an excellent record of placing its PhD degree holders in academic jobs. To provide prospective students with an indication of our past success, we here provide records covering recent years of PhD degree holders. In the table below we provide the following information about each person who has received the PhD degree in Philosophy from the University of Rochester from 2006 to 2015: area of the dissertation (not necessarily the same as the person's areas of specialization), year when the degree was received, and current employment, if known. An entry of "No Data" in this last column indicates that we do not know the employment status of the person in question.

We caution that although this data is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge, we cannot guarantee that there are no errors or omissions. The department would appreciate knowing of any needed corrections to this information. Potential students should also recognize that past results are not a guarantee of future results.

Area of Dissertation Year of Graduation Employment Student
Epistemology 2015 Baylor University Fellowship Matthew Frise
Ethics 2015 Lecturer
University of Rochester Lecturer
Kathryn Phillips
Epistemology 2015 Adjunct Prof, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia Jason Rogers
Metaphysics/Epistemology 2014 Lecturer
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Sommer Hodson
Epistemology/Metaphysics 2014 Adjunct Instructor
Columbia Basin College and
 Big Bend Community College
Brandon Carey
Epistemology 2012 Assistant Professor (TT)
University of Alabama Birmingham
Kevin McCain
Ancient Philosophy 2012 Assistant Professor (TT)
Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, NY
Rodmon King
Epistemology 2012 Assistant Professor (TT)
Malone University, Ohio 
Allen Plug
Metaphysics 2012 Associate Attorney
Boise, Idaho
Andrew Wake
Philosophy of Language 2011 No data Hannah Hyejeon Shoemaker
Philosophy of Mind 2011 No data
South Korea
Tae Ryang Kim
Epistemology 2010 Associate Professor
University of North Florida
Jonathan Matheson
Epistemology 2010 Assistant Professor
University of Findlay, Ohio
Shawn Graves
Ancient Philosophy 2010 Associate Professor (TT)
Centre College, Kentucky
Eva Cadavid
Ethics 2010 Adjunct Instructor
Keuka College, New York
and Councilor at-Large for Geneva, NY
Jacqueline Augustine
Metaphysics 2010 Independent Researcher Gregory Fowler
Epistemology 2009 Associate Professor (TT)
Baylor University, Texas
Trent Dougherty
Modern Philosophy 2009 Associate Professor (TT)
University of Montevallo, Alabama
Stefan Forrester
Metaphysics 2009 Associate Professor
Onondaga Community College
Syracuse, NY
Patrick Kenny
Epistemology 2009 Assistant Professor (TT)
Albion College, Michigan
Daniel Mittag
Metaphysics 2009 Assistant Professor (TT)
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Joshua Spencer
Ethics 2008 Instructor
Monroe Community College
Robert Muhnickel
Ethics 2008 Lawyer, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation William Piervincenzi
Philosophy of Language 2007 Assistant Professor
University of Manitoba, Canada
Christopher Tillman
Epistemology/Ethics 2006 Director of The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University,
Assoc Professor at SUNY-Fredonia,
Secretary/Treasurer of the Eastern Division of the APA
Andrew Cullison