Congratulations to Six PhDs on their Recent Job Placements

August 13, 2015

Congratulations to the graduates and their advisors on these impressive placements. Thank you to Johnathan Auerbach, who directed placement efforts, and the members of the graduate placement committee, for their hard work throughout the year.

Michelle Boswell has accepted a full-time position at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia. Her dissertation, “Beautiful Science: Victorian Women’s Scientific Poetry and Prose,” was completed in 2014 under the direction of Jason Rudy. Her committee members were Bill Cohen, Jeanne Fahnestock, Martha Nell Smith, and Deborah Rosenfelt.

Gillian Knoll accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship at Western Kentucky University. She completed her dissertation, “Erotic Language as Dramatic Language in Plays by Lyly and Shakespeare,” in 2012 under the direction of Ted Leinwand, with committee members Kent Cartwright, Theresa Coletti, and Gerard Passannante.

Heather Lindenman accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship at Elon University (NC). She completed her dissertation, “Writing Transfer Across Domains: Academic, Personal, and Extracurricular Writing,” in 2015, under the direction of Jessica Enoch, with committee members Shirley Logan, Melanie Kill, and Scott Wible.

Lisa Rhody accepted a tenure-track staff position as Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives, CUNY Graduate Center. She completed her dissertation, “Ekphrastic Revisions: Verbal-Visual Networks in
20th-Century Poetry by Women,” in 2012, under the direction of Beth Loizeaux, with committee members Matt Kirschenbaum, Melanie Kill, Kari Kraus, and Joshua Shannon.

Amanda Visconti accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Libraries at Purdue University. She completed her dissertation, “‘How can you love a work, if you don’t know it?’: Critical Code and Design toward Participatory Digital Editions,” in 2015, under the direction of Matt Kirschenbaum, with committee members Neil Fraistat, Melanie Kill, Kari Kraus, and Brian Richardson.

Kelly Wisecup left North Texas University to accept an advanced assistant professor position at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She completed her dissertation, “Communicating Disease: Medical Knowledge and Literary Forms in Colonial British America,” in 2009, under the direction of Ralph Bauer, with committee members Vin Carretta, Bob Levine, Tita Chico, and Heather Nathans.