Placement Outcomes of GDRS (DRTS) Alumni


Stephen Dawson (PMPhD 2005, Social Ethics):

Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA.

Alina-Nicoleta Feld (PMPhD 2005, Philosophy of Religion):

Interim Director of the India Center, Long Island University, NY.

Helena Gourko (PMPhD 2005, Philosophy of Religion):

Adjunct Professor at Merrimack College and Emerson College, MA.

Marwood D. Harris (PMPhD 2005, Religion and Literature):

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion at Roanoke College, Salem, VA.

Peter Heltzel (PMPhD 2005, Theology):

Associate Professor of Theology, Director of the Micah Institute, New York Theological Seminary.

Timothy Knepper (PMPhD 2005, Philosophy of Religion):

Professor of Philosophy, Chair of the Philosophy Department,  Director of the Comparison Project, Drake University, Des Moines, IA.

Louis Komjathy (PBPhD 2005, Religion and Society):

Assistant Professor, Program Director Contemplative Studies, Department of Religion and Theology, University of San Diego.

Christopher Link (PBPhD 2005, Religion and Literature):

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English at SUNY-New Paltz.

Marjorie L. Purnine (PMPhD 2005, Religion & Literature):

Dean, New York School of Ministry, United Church of Christ.

Jonathan Schwiebert (PMPhD 2005, History of Christianity):

Assistant Professor, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory, NC.

Lauress Wilkins (PMPhD 2005, Biblical and Historical Studies):

Associate Professor, Regis College, Weston, MA.


Joy Lawrence Clark (PMPhD 2006, Religion and Literature):

Instructor, Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima, Washington.

Tomoko Iwasawa (PMPhD 2006, Philosophy of Religion):

Associate Professor at Reitaku University in Japan.

Johannes B. Wich-Schwarz (PMPhD 2006, Religion and Literature):

Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Montclair University, Montclair, NJ ; Tenure- track Assistant Professor of English, Maryville College, St. Louis, MO.


Shawn Arthur (PMPhD 2007, Religion and Society):

Tenure-track position, Assistant Professor of Eastern Religions, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

Christina Belogour (PMPhD 2007, Pastoral Psychology):

Reverend Pastoral Counselor, Chaplains & Pastoral Counselors American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts.

Emily Sara Taylor Merriman (PMPhD 2007, Religion and Literature):

Assistant Professor, English in Literature, San Francisco State University; Research Associate, Mt. Holyoke College, Newton, MA.

Laura Miguelez (PMPhD 2007, Philosophy of Religion):

Assistant Professor of Theology, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois.

David W. Montgomery (PMPhD 2007, Religion and Society):

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Kroc Institute for International Peace, Notre Dame University ; Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Emory University.

Echol Nix (PMPhD 2007, Theology):

Associate Professor of Religion, Furman University, Greenville, SC.

Robert Smid (PMPhD 2007, Philosophy of Religion):

Senior Lecturer, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Curry College, Milton, MA.


Nathaniel Barrett (PMPhD 2008, Science, Philosophy, and Religion):

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Pamplona University, Spain.

Brian Clark (PBPhD, History of Christianity):

Instructor, Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT.

Brandon Daniel-Hughes (PMPhD 2008, Theology):

Associate Professor, Religion and Philosophy, John Abbott College, St. Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, Canada.

Sarah Fredericks (PBPhD 2008, Science, Philosophy, and Religion):

Tenure-track position, University of Chicago Divinity School.

Christine Kraemer (PBPhD 2008, Religion and Literature):

Chair of Theology and Religious History, Cherry Hill Seminary.

David Kratz-Mathies (PMPhD 2008, Philosophy of Religion):

Tenure-track position, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MI.

David Nichols (PMPhD 2008, Philosophy of Religion):

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Saginaw Valley State University, MI.

Joshua Pederson (PBPhD 2008, Religion and Literature):

Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies, Marymount Manhattan College, NY;  Adjunct Assistant Professor, School for University Studies, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.

Robert Puckett (PMPhD 2008, Religion and Society):

Director of Meetings, American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA.

Ruben Rivera (PMPhD 2008, Church History):

Tenured Associate Professor of History at Bethel University, MN.


Eric Baldwin (PMPhD 2009, History of Christianity):

Visiting Assistant Professor at Franklin Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Thomas D. Carroll (PBPhD 2009, Philosophy of Religion):

Two-year renewable position, Founding a Humanities Program, Xing Wei College in Shanghai, China.

Kei Eun Chang (PMPhD 2009, New Testament and Christian Origins):

Pastor, New Hampshire Korean Christian Church, Bedford, NH.

Eric Dale (PBPhD 2009, Philosophy of Religion):

Adjunct Professor, Emerson College, Boston, MA; Adjunct Professor, Fisher College Boston, MA.

Frank Dibert (PMPhD 2009, Counciling Psychology and Religion):

Research Associate, Department of Psychology, Boston University; Practicing Psychologist, Boston, MA.

Catherine Klancer (PMPhD 2009, Religion & Society):

Instructor in Core Curriculum, Boston University.

Mark Nickolas (PMPhD 2009, Pastoral Psychology):

Clinical and Pastoral Consultant, Hospice, Inc., Boston, MA.

Martyn Oliver (PBPhD 2009, Religion and Literature):

Professorial Lecturer in Philosophy and Religion,  American University, Washington, DC.


Scott Girdner (PMPhD 2010, Islamic Studies):

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.

Han-Kyung Kim (PMPhD 2010, Theology):

Senior Research Fellow at International Theological Institute, Seoul, South Korea.

Joshua Reeves (PBPhD 2010, Science, Philosophy & Religion):

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Heyendaal Program on Theology and Science, Radbound University, The Netherlands; Adjunct Professor, Eastern Kentucky University.

Kristen Remington Lucken (PMPhD 2010 Religion & Society):

Lecturer in Sociology and International Global Studies, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Richard Peters (PMPhD 2010, Science, Philosophy & Religion):

Lecturer, College of Religious Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand.

Eric Severson (PMPhD 2010, Theology):

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Division Chair of General Education,  Co-Director of the Center for Responsibility and Justice,Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA.

Peter June-Young Sun (PMPhD 2010, Religion & Society):

Upper School History & Social Studies Teacher, the Bullis School,Potomac, MD.


Sean Dempsey (PBPhD 2011, Religion and Literature):

Visiting Assistant Professor of English, University of Arkansas.

William Patton Dodd (PBPhD 2011, Religion and Literature):

Author; Editor-in-Chief of On Faith, the Washington Post

Sara Jay Hart (PBPhD 2011, Religion and Literature):

Professor, Humbolt Sate University, Arcata, CA.

Cristine Hutchison-Jones (PBPhD 2011, Religion and Society):

Administrative Director, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA.

Joseph Laycock (PMPhD 2011, Religion and Society):

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Texas, San Marcos.

Cristian Onofrei (PMPhD 2011, Counseling Psychology and Religion)

Practicing Psychologist, Watertown, MA.

Aimee Radom (PMPhD 2011, Counciling Psychology and Religion):

Post-Doc, Institute for the Bio-Cultural Study of Religion, New York, NY.


Paul S. Cassell (PBPhD 2012, Science, Philosophy, & Religion):

Lecturer at Barret Honors College, Arizona State University.

Charles Demm (PMPhD 2012, Theology):

Adjunct Instructor of Religion, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Cecile Desmond (PMPhD 2012, Counciling Psychology and Religion):

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, the Trauma Center, Brookline, MA.

Hee-Kyung Kim (PMPhD 2012, Theology):

Adjunct Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Lowell Campus.

Doug Tzan (PBPhD 2012, History of Christianity):

Associate Pastor, Sykesville Parish, MD.


Michelle Bellamy (PBPhD 2013, Judaic Studies):

Program Assistant, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut.

Yoo-Yun Cho-Chang (PMPhD 2013, Counseling Psychology and Religion):

Lecturer, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA.

Matthew Pierce (PBPhD 2013, Islamic Studies):

Tenure Track Instructor of Religion at Centre College, Danville, Kentucky

Emily Ronald (PMPhD 2013, Religion and Society):

Senior Project Manager, Fulcrum Research Group.

David Scott (PMPhD 2013, History of Christianity):

Pieper Chair in Religion and Servant Leadership, Ripon College, WI.

Anneke Stasson (PMPhD 2013, History of Christianity):

Assistant Professor, Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University, CA.

Misha Tadd (PBPhD 2013, Religion and Society):

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Tu Wei-Ming Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, Peking University.


Ingrid Anderson (PMPhD 2014, Judaic Studies):

Lecturer, Boston University.

Kate Holbrook (PMPhD 2014, Religion and Society):

Specialist in Women’s History for the LDS Church History Department.

Ruben Hopwood (PMPhd 2014, Counseling Psychology and Religion):

Fenway Group, Coordinator of Transgender Health Program.

Onaje X. Offley Woodbine (PMPhd 2014, Psychology of Religion):

Faculty, Phillips Academy Andover.


Theresa Cooney (PMPhD 2015, Theology):

Administrator, Elie Wiesel Judaic Studies Center, Boston University.

Joel Daniels (PMPhD 2015, Science Philosophy and Religion):

Post Doctoral Fellow, Institute for the Bio-Cultural Study of Religion and Associate Priest, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, New York.

Giacomo Leoni (PMPhD 2015, Philosophy of Religion):

Visiting Researcher, Boston University.

Yair Lior (PMPhD 2015, Theology):

Visiting Instructor, Boston University.

Frances Dora Mansen (PMPhD 2015, Judaic Studies):

Director of Evangelization and Faith Formation, Immaculate Conception Parish.

Derek Michaud (PMPhD 2015, Theology):

University of Southern Maine, Part-time Instructor.

Achmad Tohe (PMPhD 2015, Islamic Studies):

Visiting Researcher, Boston University.