Archive for the ‘Placement’ Category

It’s that time again: A Report on RCID Graduates, 8 years …

August 14, 2013

entered 2005:
 Graduated: 5

Mac McArthur, Associate Professor, Queens College of Charlotte, NC

Justin Hodgson, tenure-track Assistant Professor, U of Texas, Austin; now at Indiana U, Bloomington

Amanda Booher, tenure-track Assistant Professor, Texas Tech; now at U of Akron (Ohio).

John Dinolfo, visiting Assistant Professor in the Writing Center and Center of Academic Excellence at the Medical U of SC (MUSC)

Xiaoli Li, tenure-track Assistant Professor, U of Dayton (Ohio)

entered 2006:
 Graduated: 5


Dev Bose, lecturer of professional communication in Dept of English at Iowa State U

Michelle Dacus Carr, Faculty Affiliate with George Mason University (Center for International Student Access) and the University of Maryland University College (Communications, Arts, and Humanities). Contract Research Assistant for the Freer | Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution

Jason Helms, tenure-track Assistant Professor, Texas Christian U

Joshua Hilst, tenure-track Assistant Professor, Utah Valley U

Steve Thompson, lecturer at The Johns Hopkins U (Wash, DC) in the Advanced Academic Programs, Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and Adjunct Associate Professor, U of Maryland U College, Adelphi MD, Dept of Communication.

entered 2007:
 Graduated: 7

Joshua Abboud, Lecturer, U of Kentucky, Lecturer

Sergio Figueiredo, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Social/Digital Media in the Dept of English at Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Alicia Hatter, Senior Usability Engineer at Vanguard’s corporate headquarters in Philadelphia

Josephine Walwema, tenure-track Assistant Professor, Dept of English, Oakland U, Detroit

Mark Ward, tenure-track Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, U of Houston, Victoria, TX

Wu Dan, Xi’an International Studies U, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China
• Randy Nichols, tenure-track Assistant Professor, as Chair of Dept of Professional Communication, Limestone College, SC

entered 2008: 
Graduated: 6


Wendy Blanchard, Literacy/Instructional Coach for Beaufort County (SC) School District

Anthony Collamati, tenure-track Assistant Professor of New Media Studies, Alma College, Michigan

Andrew Hurley, tenure-track Assistant Professor, Packaging Science, Clemson U

Nicole McFarlane, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English, Fayetteville, State U of NC

Curtis Newbold, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication, New Media and Technical Communication, Westminster College in Utah

Nicole Snell, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Information Design and Corporate Communication at Bentley University in Massachusetts

entered 2009: Graduated: 4

Stephen Lind, visiting Assistant Professor of Business Communication, Washington and Lee U (Virginia)

Jimmy Butts, visiting Assistant Professor, Wake Forest U (NC)

Steven Keoni Holmes, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English, George Mason U (Virginia)

Lauren Mitchell, tenure-track Assistant Professor, Architecture. U of Hawaii, Manoa.

—-   27 of 27 students have graduated, with positions in academia or industry. 100% placement.

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RCID Student Placement, Spring 2010

July 28, 2010

The RCID program had seven students on the job market this spring. We are happy to say that they all have positions:


Michelle Dacus Carr has an Associate Professor tenured position in English at Alabama State U. (She may be moving.) Diss: “Black and White and Read in Profile: Rhetorics of Silhouette in Toni Morrison, Flannery O’Connor, and Kara Walker.” (Director, Victor J. Vitanza)


Jason Helms has a Post-Doctorate Scholar position as the Assistant Director of Writing, Rhetoric, Digital Media at U of Kentucky. Diss: “Rhiz|Comics: The Structure, Sign, and Play of Image and Text.” (Director, Victor J. Vitanza)


Joshua Hilst has a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Basic Composition at Utah Valley University. Diss: “Time and Cinematics in the Age of Rhetorical Memory.” (Director, Cynthia Haynes)


Xiaoli Li has a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in English at Western Carolina U. Diss: forthcoming. (Director, Sean Williams)


Steven Thompson has a Visiting-Professor position at Towson U. Diss: “Rhetorics of Iconics: New Media Informatics, Terrorism, and Cybersemiotics.” (Director, Steve Katz)


Mark Ward has a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Communication Studies at University of Houston-Victoria. Diss: “Deadly Documents: Technical Communication, Organizational Discourse, and the Holocaust.” (Director, Steve Katz)


Dan Wu has a position at Xi’an International Studies University, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, People’s Republic of China. Diss: “Introducing WAC/CXC into China: Feasibility and Adaptation.” (Co-Directors: Andy Billings and Art Young)