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Graduate Student Placement

Graduate Student Placement

We congratulate these graduate students on their recent appointments &/or placements:



  • Derek Halm, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Practical Ethics, UC San Diego
  • Spencer Ivy, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Univeristy of Warsaw
  • Lida Sarafrazarpatapeh, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, UT San Antonio





  • Eleanor Gilmore-Szott, PhD, Assistant Professor for the Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 
  • Nicholas Harrison, PhD, Lecturer of Philosophy at Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT; Associate Team Leader at Windhorse Integrative Mental Health, Northampton, MA;  APPA Certified Philosophical Counselor



  • Andrew Greetis, PhD, Adjunct Faculty at University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Daniel Molter, PhD, Lecturer of Philosophy at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Ryan Nelson, PhD, Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine


  • Colin Lewis, PhD, Instructor of Philosophy at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • Michael Wilson, PhD, Community College of Baltimore County
  • Richard Figueroa, MS, Pursuing PhD at the University of Utah


  • Aaron Kenna, MS, Pursuing PhD at the University of Toronto
  • Anna Vaughn, PhD, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Sacred Heart University
  • Jack Anderson, PhD
  • Louise Pedersen, MS, Pursuing PhD at the University of Utah
  • Lucas Matthews, PhD, Research Scientist in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia
  • Quentin Mons, MA, Math Facilitator at Little Elm ISD


  • Brandon Bowen, MS, Pursuing a PhD at the University of Utah
  • Cinnamon Jenson, PhD, Philosophy Instructor at Houston Community College
  • Jamie Hardy, PhD, Adjunct Faculty at Portland State University
  • Landon McBrayer, PhD, Associate Instructor at the University of Utah


  • Kim Johnston, MS, Pursuing  PhD at UCLA
  • Jon Ross, MS, Nutrition and Physical Fitness Writer
  • Jennifer Warriner, PhD, Limited Term  Lecturer  of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University


  • Stephen Capone, MS, Instructor at The McGillis School in Salt Lake City, UT
  • Thomas Hernstein, PhD, Philosophy and Honors Faculty at Northwest Arkansas Community College
  • Charles Hudgins, PhD
  • David JacksonPhD, Adjunct Faculty in Philosophy at Utah Valley University
  • Jason Christopher Jenson, PhD, Philosophy Instructor at Houston Community College
  • John Kippen, MA, EDI Coordinator for UPS Freight
  • Yang Liu, MA,
  • Keisha Ray, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, McGovern Medical School, Director of McGovern's Center for Humanities and Ethics
  • Stephanie Shiver, MS, Office of Undergraduate Research, Academic Program Advisor, University of Utah


  • Russell Askren, PhD, Associate Instructor, College of Engineering, University of Utah
  • Matthew Mosdell, PhD, Affiliated Faculty, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Margaret Bowman, PhD
  • Christopher Lean, MS, Post-Doc at the University of Sydney


  • Matthew Barney, MS, Software Engineer at Apple
  • Monika Piotrowska, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York (tenure-track)
  • Dale Clark, PhD, Lecturer of Philosophy at University of South Dakota
  • Curtis L. Garner, MS,
  • Michael Hermon, PhD
  • Shane SmithMS, Adjunct Faculty in Philosophy at Utah Valley University
  • Conor Walline, MS, Senior Staff Attorney for Tenants Rights at New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
  • Jeffrey Wood, MS, Adjunct Faculty  in Humanities at Salt Lake Community College

Previous Degrees

  • Xianduan Shi, PhD 2010, Received MBA with distinction and Certificate in Marketing from University of Iowa
  • Troy Booher, PhD 2010, Appellate Attorney at Zimmerman, Jones, Booher in Salt Lake City, UT
  • Joseph Hoffsetz, MS 2010
  • Marissa Lelanuja-Fischer, MS 2010
  • Eirik Harris, PhD 2009, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Colorado State University (tenure-track)
  • Joe Ulatowski, PhD 2008, Senior Lecture, Programme Convenor of Philosophy at the University of Waikato 
  • Nate Rockwood, MS 2008, Assistant Professor at BYU
  • Luke Glowacki, MS 2008, Harvard University's Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse
  • Ian Smith, PhD 2007, Professor & Chair of Philosophy at Washburn University (tenure-track)
  • Pepe Chang, PhD 2007. Associate Professor, Department of  Management, University of Texas at San Antonio (tenure-track)
  • Diana Buccafurni - Huber, PhD 2007
  • Justen M. Olsen, PhD 2007. 
  • Jan Van Riper, PhD 2006. Institute of Health and Humanities Executive Director
  • Phyllis Vandenberg, PhD 2005.  Professor of Philosophy at Grand Valley State University (Michigan) (tenure-track)
  • Aaron Holland, PhD 2005. CEO of Holland Media Group
  • Susan Downs, MS 2005.
  • Anna Vaughn, MA 2005, Associate Professor.
  • Britta Berkey, MA 2005.
  • Joe Klein, PhD 2004.
  • Shimpei Higuchi, MA 2004.
  • Austin Booth, MS 2004. Postdoctoral Fellow at Dalhousie University
  • Shannon Atkinson, MA 2004, Adjunct Faculty, Utah Valley University. 2013 NISOD Award Recipient
  • David Guevara, PhD 2003. Attorney at Taft, Stettinius, & Hollister LLP
  • James Sage, PhD 2003. Associate Provost at Southern Utah University
  • Mark Phelan, MS 2003. Associate Professor of Philosophy at Lawrence University
  • Ryan Spellecy, PhD 2002. Ursula von der Ruhr Chair in Bioethics, Associate Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Medical College of Wisconsin, 2017
  • Jason Goltz, PhD 2002.
  • Matthew Katz, MA 2002. Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Central Michigan University
Last Updated: 8/11/23