Placement Record

The School's recent placement record is shown below, with Ph.D. recipients grouped by the year their degrees were awarded. Only those with current academic positions are listed, with the percentage of each graduating class. Two thirds of Ph.D.s awarded since 1998 are currently in full-time academic employment. (T=tenured, TT=tenure-track, FT=fixed-term, PD=postdoc).

Name & SpecialtyPlacementCurrent
 Justin Dallmann (epist., phil science)  University of Toronto (PD)  University of Toronto (PD)
 Alida Liberman (ethics, metaethics)  University of Western Ontario (PD)  University of Western Ontario (PD)
 Matthew Lutz (metaethics, epist.)  Wuhan University (TT)  Wuhan University (TT)
Placement Rate: 100%


Name & SpecialtyPlacementCurrent
 Ben Lennertz (language)  Davidson College (FT)  Colgate College (FT)
 Shyam Nair (ethics, logic)  Lingnan University of Hong Kong (TT)  Lingnan University of Hong Kong (TT)
 Kenny Pearce (early modern)  Valparaiso University (PD)  Valparaiso University (PD)
 Indrek Reiland (language)  Rice University (FT)  Rice University (FT)
Placement Rate: 80%


Name & SpecialtyPlacementCurrent
 Marina Folescu (history of modern)  University of Missouri, Columbia (TT)  University of Missouri, Columbia (TT)
 Justin Snedegar (metaethics)  St. Andrews University (TT)  St. Andrews University (TT)
 Julia Staffel (formal epistemology)  Washington University, St. Louis (TT) and Australian National University (PD) Washington University, St. Louis (TT) 
Placement Rate: 75%


Name & SpecialtyPlacementCurrent
 Hrafn Asgeirsson (philosophy of law)  Monash University (PD)  University of Iceland (PD)
 Brian Bowman (language)  USC (FT)  private industry
 Hsin-Wen Lee (political philosophy)  Tunghai University (FT)  City University of Hong Kong (FT)
 Johannes Schmitt  University of Konstanz (PD)  University of Konstanz (PD)
 Eduardo Villanueva (language)  Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (TT)  Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (T)
Placement Rate: 71%


Name & SpecialtyPlacementCurrent
 Geoff Georgi (language) USC (FT)  West Virginia (TT) 
Ryan Hay (metaethics)  Occidental College (FT) CSU San Bernadino (adjunct)
Lewis Powell (early modern) Wayne State University (TT) University of Buffalo, SUNY (TT)
Sam Shpall (practical reason) USC (PD) University of Sydney (T)
Robert Shanklin (moral semantics) Santa Clara University (FT) Santa Clara University (FT)
Jonathan Weil (metaphysics) Stanford University High School (FT) Stanford University High School (FT)
Placement Rate: 100%


Name & SpecialtyPlacementCurrent
Daniel Kwon (language) CSU Fullerton (adjunct) CSU Fullerton (adjunct)
Placement Rate: 50%


Name & SpecialtyPlacementCurrent
Brian Talbot (epistemology) University of Colorado, Boulder (FT) Washington University, St. Louis (FT)
Shlomo Sher (ethics) USC Levan Institute of Humanities and Ethics (Associate) & CSU, Fullerton (FT) CSU, Fullerton
Sherri Zhu (Free Will) Antelope Valley College Antelope Valley College (T)
Placement Rate: 60%


Name & SpecialtyPlacementCurrent
Daniel Considine (early modern) Metropolitan State College of Denver (FT) Folsom Lake College (TT)
Maryam Qudrat (political phil) CSU-Long Beach (FT), UC-Irvine Center for Ethics & Morality (Fellow) CSU-Long Beach (FT)
Placement Rate: 50%


Name & SpecialtyPlacementCurrent
Amanda Printz (early modern) St. John's College (TT) University of West Georgia (Part-Time)
Albert Chan (applied ethics) St. Ambrose University (TT) St. Ambrose University (TT)
Brian Glenney (cog. sci., early modern) Gordon College (TT) Gordon College (TT)
Esther Kroeker (early modern) Institute of Philosophy, Center for Logic & Analytic Philosophy, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (PD) Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Netherlands)
Placement Rate: 50%


Placement Rate: 0%, 1 awarded


Name & SpecialtyPlacementCurrent
Walter Hopp (epistemology, phenomenology) Boston University (TT) Boston University (T)
Placement Rate: 100%


Name & SpecialtyPlacementCurrent
Victoria Rogers (philosophy of science, physics) Indiana University - Purdue University (FT) Indiana University - Purdue University and University of Nevada, Reno
Neil McArthur (early modern) University of Manitoba (TT) University of Manitoba (T)
Placement Rate: 100%


Name & SpecialtyPlacementCurrent
Steve Porter Biola University (TT) Biola University (T)
Amy Peikoff (political philosophy, philosophy of law) UNC-Chapel Hill (FT), UT-Austin, U.S. Airforce (TT) Independent Writer
Daniel Yim Biola University (FT) Bethel University (TT)
Placement Rate: 60%


Name & SpecialtyPlacementCurrent
Aaron Preston Malone College (TT) Valparaiso University (T)
Placement Rate: 50%


No PhDs Awarded


Name & SpecialtyPlacementCurrent
Greggory Ten-Elshof Biola University (TT) Biola University (T)
Placement Rate: 100%


Name & SpecialtyPlacementCurrent
Simon Cushing (political philosophy) U. of Michigan - Flint (TT) U. of Michigan - Flint (T)
Placement Rate: 100%


Name & SpecialtyPlacementCurrent
Donald Wilson (ethics) Kansas State (TT) Kansas State (T)
James Stramel Santa Monica College (TT) Santa Monica College (T)
Placement Rate: 100%


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