Placement Outcomes of GDRS (DRTS) Alumni

2017 (tentative)

Eva Pascal (PhD 2017 tenative, Track 1: History of Christianity)
Lecturer (full-time) in Religious Studies, St. Michael’s College, Vermont (starting Spring 2017; tenure track upon receiving PhD)

2016

Ada Forcer (PhD 2016, Track 3: Religion and Society)
Visiting Researcher, Center for Global Christianity and Mission, BU

Marthe Hesselmans (PhD 2016, Track 3: Religion and Society)
Academic Advisor, Hans Van Mierlo Foundation

Erika Stalcup (PhD 2016, Track 1: Texts and Traditions)
Deacon, Evangelical Methodist Church of Lausanne, Switzerland

Christopher Stroup (PhD 2016, Track 1: New Testament and Christian Origins)
Assistant Editor of New Testament Abstracts and Research Assistant Professor of New Testament, Boston College, School of Theology and Ministry.

Connor Wood (PhD 2016, Track 4: Scientific Study of Religion)
Postdoctoral Fellow, the Institute for the Bio-Cultural Study of Religion

2015

Theresa Cooney (PhD 2015, Track 2: Religious Thought):
Program Administrator, The Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies, Boston University.

Joel Daniels (PhD 2015, Track 4: Religion and Science):
Post Doctoral Fellow, Institute for the Bio-Cultural Study of Religion and Associate Priest, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, New York.

Peter Hasbrouck (PhD 2015, Track 1: Texts & Traditions):
Interim Pastor, Bible Baptist Church, Saco, Maine

Hyung Kyu Lee (PhD 2015, Track 3: Religion and Society):
Adjunct Professor, Pai Chai University, Dae Jeon, Korea

Giacomo Leoni (PhD 2015, Track 2: Religious Thought):
Visiting Instructor, Assumption College.

Yair Lior (PhD 2015, Track 2: Religious Thought):
Visiting Lecturer (full time), Boston University Department of Religion

Frances Dora Mansen (PhD 2015, Track 1: Hebrew Bible):
Director of Evangelization and Faith Formation, Immaculate Conception Parish.

Derek Michaud (PhD 2015, Track 2: Religious Thought):
University of Southern Maine, Part-time Instructor.

Kevin Taylor (PhD 2015, Track 3: Religion and Society):
Spanish Teacher and Director of the Veritas et Caritas Institute, Front Range Christian School, Colorado

Achmad Tohe (PhD 2015, Track 1: Islamic Studies):
Associate Professor, Department of Arabic, Faculty of Letters, State University of Malang, Indonesia

Courtney Wilson Van Veller (PhD 2015, Track 1: Texts & Traditions):
Lecturer (Part Time), Department of Philosophy, Iowa State University.

2014

Ingrid Anderson (PhD 2014, Track 1:Judaic Studies):
Lecturer (full-time) Writing Program, Boston University.

Margaret Arnold (PhD 2014, Track 1: Texts & Traditions):
Assistant Rector, Grace Episcopal Church, Medford, MA

Kate Holbrook (PhD 2014, Track 3: Religion and Society):
Specialist in Women’s History for the LDS Church History Department.

Ruben Hopwood (PhD 2014, Counseling Psychology and Religion):
Fenway Group, Coordinator of Transgender Health Program.

David Larson (PhD 2014, Track 2: Religious Thought):
Unknown

Onaje X. Offley Woodbine (PhD 2014, Track 3: Religion and Society):
Faculty, Phillips Academy Andover.

2013

Michelle Bellamy (PhD 2013, Track 1:Judaic Studies):
Program Assistant, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut.

Yoo-Yun Cho-Chang (PhD 2013, Counseling Psychology and Religion):
Pastor, Woburn Methodist Church; Post-Doctoral Fellow, Danielsen Institute, Boston University

Matthew Pierce (PhD 2013, Track 1: Islamic Studies):
Assistant Professor of Religion at Centre College, Danville, Kentucky

Emily Ronald (PhD 2013, Track 3: Religion and Society):
Senior Project Manager, Fulcrum Research Group.

David Scott (PhD 2013, Track 1:History of Christianity):
Pieper Chair in Religion and Servant Leadership, Ripon College, WI.

Anneke Stasson (PhD 2013, Track 1: History of Christianity):
Assistant Professor in the John Wesley Honors College, Indiana Wesleyan University

Misha Tadd (PhD 2013, Track 3: Religion and Society):
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Tu Wei-Ming Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, Peking University.

Doug Tzan (PhD 2013, Track 1: History of Christianity):
Associate Pastor, Sykesville Parish, MD; Adjunct Professor at Wesley Theological Seminary and as Pfeiffer University.

Regina Walton (PhD 2013, Track 2: Religion and Literature):
Pastor and Rector, Grace Episcopal Church, Newton, MA

2012

Paul S. Cassell (PhD 2012, Track 4: Religion and Science):
Honors Faculty, Barret Honors College, Arizona State University.

Susan DeHoff (PhD 2012, Counseling Psychology and Religion):
Pastoral Counselor, Presbyterian Church of Sudbury

Charles Demm (PhD 2012, Track 2: Religious Thought):
Director of Pastoral Care & Mission, Mount St. Joseph in Maine

Cecile Gunn Desmond (PhD 2012, Counseling Psychology and Religion):
Clinician, Commonwealth Psychology Associates

Hee-Kyung Kim (PhD 2012, Track 2: Religious Thought):
Adjunct Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Lowell Campus.

Joseph Laycock (PhD 2012, Track 3: Religion and Society):
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Texas State University

Aaron David Lewis (PhD 2012, Track 2: Religion and Literature):
full-time Faculty Associate, MCPHS University

2011

Sean Dempsey (PhD 2011, Track 2: Religion and Literature):
Assistant Professor of English, University of Arkansas

William Patton Dodd (PhD 2011, Track 2: Religion and Literature):
Executive Director of Media and Communications, H.E.B. Family Foundation

Sara Jaye Hart (PhD 2011, Track 2: Religion and Literature):
Program Leader, Religious Studies Department, Humboldt Sate University, Arcata, CA.

Cristine Hutchison-Jones (PhD 2011, Track 3: Religion and Society):
Administrative Director, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA.

Cristian Onofrei (PhD 2011, Counseling Psychology and Religion):
Practicing Psychologist, Watertown, MA.

Aimee Radom (PhD 2011, Counseling Psychology and Religion):
Post-Doctoral Fellowshipc, Institute for the Bio-Cultural Study of Religion, New York, NY and Practicing Psychoanalyst and Psychologist

2010

Scott Girdner (PhD 2010, Track 1: Islamic Studies):
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.

Han-Kyung Kim (PhD 2010, Track 2: Religious Thought):
Senior Research Fellow at International Theological Institute, Seoul, South Korea.

Kristen Remington Lucken (PhD 2010, Track 3: Religion & Society):
Lecturer in Sociology and International Global Studies, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Bilal Ozaslan (PhD 2010, Church History):
Turkish Language Instructor

Richard Peters (PhD 2010, Track 4: Religion and Science):
Lecturer, College of Religious Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand.

Joshua Reeves (PhD 2010, Track 4: Religion and Science):
Project Administrator, Samford University Center for Science and Religion, Birmingham, AL

Eric Severson (PhD 2010, Track 2: Religious Thought):
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 (PhD 2010, Track 3: Religion & Society):
Social Studies Teacher, Park School of Baltimore, MD

2009

Eric Baldwin (PhD 2009, Track 1: History of Christianity):
Research Associate, Harvard Business School.

Thomas D. Carroll (PhD 2009, Track 2: Religious Thought):
Humanities Program, Xing Wei College in Shanghai, China.

Kei Eun Chang (PhD 2009, Track 1: New Testament and Christian Origins):
Pastor, New Hampshire Korean Christian Church, Bedford, NH.

Eric Dale (PhD 2009, Track 2: Philosophy of Religion):
Adjunct Professor, Emerson College, Boston, MA; Adjunct Professor, Fisher College Boston, MA.

Frank Dibert (PhD 2009, Counseling Psychology and Religion):
Practicing Psychologist, Boston, MA.

Catherine Klancer (PhD 2009, Track 3: Religion & Society):
Lecturer (full time) Core Curriculum, Boston University.

Mark Nickolas (PhD 2009, Pastoral Psychology):
Counselor, Thrive Boston.

Martyn Oliver (PhD 2009, Track 1: Islamic Studies):
Professorial Lecturer in Philosophy and Religion, American University, Washington, DC.

2008

Nathaniel Barrett (PhD 2008, Science, Philosophy, and Religion):
Department Member, Universidad de Navarra, ICS (Instituto Cultura y Sociedad)

Brian Clark (PhD 2008, History of Christianity):
Director of Instructional Design, Hebrew High School.

Brandon Daniel-Hughes (PhD 2008, Theology):
Associate Professor, Religion and Philosophy, John Abbott College, St. Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, Canada.

Sarah Fredericks (PhD 2008, Science, Philosophy, and Religion):
Assistant Professor of Environmental Ethics, University of Chicago Divinity School.

Christine Hoff Kraemer (PhD 2008, Religion and Literature):
Instructor of Theology and Religious History, Cherry Hill Seminary.

David Kratz-Mathies (PhD 2008, Philosophy of Religion):
Associate Professor of Philosophy & Religion and Director of Peace & Conflict Studies, Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MI.

David Nichols (PhD 2008, Philosophy of Religion):
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Saginaw Valley State University, MI.

Joshua T. Pederson (PhD 2008, Religion and Literature):
Assistant Professor of Humanities, Boston University, College of General Studies

Robert Puckett (PhD 2008, Religion and Society):
Director of Meetings, American Academy of Religion.

Ruben Rivera (PhD 2008, Church History):
Tenured Associate Professor of History at Bethel University, MN.

2007

Shawn Arthur (PhD 2007, Religion and Society):
Associate Professor of Chinese Religions, Wake Forest, Winston-Salem, NC

Christina Belogour (PhD 2007, Pastoral Psychology):
Pastoral Counselor, Myrtle Baptist Counseling Center.

Cecil Theodore Cole, Jr. (PhD 2007, Philosophy of Religion):
Rector, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

Jonathan D. Cooney (PhD, 2007, Church History):
Elder in the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church

Emily Sara Taylor Merriman (PhD 2007, Religion and Literature):
Writing Associate, Amherst College.

Laura Miguelez (PhD 2007, Philosophy of Religion):
Pastor, Linebrook Church, Ipswich, MA.

David W. Montgomery (PhD 2007, Religion and Society):
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, Department of Defense; Director of Program Development, CEDAR Network.

Echol Nix Jr. (PhD 2007, Theology):
Associate Professor of Religion, Furman University, Greenville, SC.

Robert Smid (PhD 2007, Philosophy of Religion):
Senior Lecturer, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Curry College, Milton, MA.

2006

Joy Lawrence Clark (PhD 2006, Religion and Literature):
Lecturer, Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima, Washington.

Tomoko Iwasawa (PhD 2006, Philosophy of Religion):
Associate Professor at Reitaku University in Japan.

Johannes B. Wich-Schwarz (PhD 2006, Religion and Literature):
Associate Professor of English, Maryville College, St. Louis, MO.

2005

Alina-Nicoleta Feld (PhD 2005, Philosophy of Religion):
Interim Director of the India Center, Long Island University, NY.

Helena Gourko (PhD 2005, Philosophy of Religion):
Adjunct Professor at Merrimack College and Emerson College.

Peter Heltzel (PhD 2005, Theology):
Associate Professor of Theology, Director of the Micah Institute, New York Theological Seminary.

Timothy Knepper (PhD 2005, Philosophy of Religion):
Professor of Philosophy, Chair of the Philosophy Department, Director of the Comparison Project, Drake University, Des Moines, IA.

Louis Komjathy (PhD 2005, Religion and Society):
Associate Professor, Department of Religion and Theology; Program Director Contemplative Studies, University of San Diego

Marwood D. Larson-Harris (PhD 2005, Religion and Literature):
Lecturer, Religion/Philosophy, Roanoke College, Roanoke, VA

Christopher Link (PhD 2005, Religion and Literature):
Associate Professor of English at SUNY-New Paltz.

Marjorie L. Purnine (PhD 2005, Religion & Literature):
Dean and Associate Conference Minister for Leadership Development, New York Conference of the United Church of Christ.

Jonathan Schwiebert (PhD 2005, History of Christianity):
Associate Professor, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory, NC.

Lauress Wilkins (PhD 2005, Biblical and Historical Studies):
Associate Professor, Regis College, Weston, MA.