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Ph.D. Careers and Accomplishments

Please send news of new jobs, awards, fellowships, publications, and admissions to other graduate programs to Laurie O'Neill at lponeill@uncg.edu. We will include your news on this page and in the fall department newsletter. Thanks!

Academic Career News

Jennifer Bratyanski, Ph.D. 2012: AP Teacher, Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC, Director of Charlotte Film Festival

Margaret Williams Carmack, Ph.D. 2016: Visiting Assistant Professor, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC; Lecturer, UNCG

Hannah Dudley-Shotwell, Ph.D. 2016: Lecturer, UNCG

James Findley, Ph.D. 2015: Lecturer, UNCG, Guilford Technical Community College

Christine Flood, Ph.D. 2015: Associate Faculty Program Chair, Ashby Residential College, UNCG

Marjorie Foy, Ph.D. 2013: Lecturer, UNCG

Sarah Gates, Ph.D. student: Lecturer, UNCG

Christopher Graham, Ph.D. 2013: Mellon Curator, American Civil War Museum, Richmond, Virginia

Kevin Greene, Ph.D. 2011: Assistant Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies, Director of the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage, University of Southern Mississippi

Karen Hawkins, Ph.D. 2012: Teacher, Voyager Academy High School, North Carolina

John Kaiser, Ph.D. 2015: Full-time instructor, Wake Technical Community College; Lecturer, UNCG

Brian Lee, Ph.D. 2015: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin at River Falls; Lecturer, UNCG

Angela Robbins Marritt, Ph.D. 2010: Assistant Professor, Meredith College

Sarah McCartney, Ph.D. student: Lead Instructor for the National Institute of American History and Democracy Pre-collegiate Program at the College of William and Mary; Lecturer, UNCG

Paige Meszaros, Ph.D. 2012: History instructor, Cary Academy at SAS, Cary, NC; Area II Instructor, North Carolina Governor's School; Lecturer, UNCG

Alyce Miller, Ph.D. 2012: Associate Professor and Humanities Department Chair, John Tyler Community College

Todd Miller, Ph.D. student: Lecturer, UNCG

Jamie Mize, Ph.D. student: Assistant Professor, UNC Pembroke; Full-time Lecturer at the University of North Georgia; Lecturer, UNCG

Joseph Moore, Ph.D. 2011: Department of Social Sciences Chair, Assistant Professor, Special Assistant to the President for Academic Enhancement, Gardner-Webb University

Eric Oakley, Ph.D. 2017: Visiting Assistant Professor, Guilford College; TIP Summer Studies Instructor, Duke University, Lecturer, UNCG

Tiffany Butler Packer, Ph.D. 2012: Assistant Professor, Johnson C. Smith University

Steven Peach, Ph.D. 2016: Visiting Assistant Professor, Indiana University Southeast; Lecturer, UNCG

Keri Petersen, Ph.D. student: Chair of the Department of Humanities and Assistant Professor of History, Bennett College

Eugene Piasecki, Ph.D. student: Historian at U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fayetteville, NC

Joseph Ross, Ph.D. student: Lecturer, UNCG

Richard Shelton, Ph.D. student: History Instructor, Surry Community College, Lecturer, UNCG

Cory Joe Stewart, Ph.D. 2010: Social Sciences Division Chair, Surry Community College

Jason Stroud, Ph.D. student: Lecturer, UNCG

Susan Thomas, Ph.D. 2011: Lecturer, UNCG, Greensboro College

Natasha Thompson, Ph.D. 2012: Full-time instructor, Vance-Granville Community College

Jess Usher, Ph.D. 2015: Assistant Professor, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Georgia

Awards and Honors

For UNCG History Department awards and honors, click here.

Jennifer Bratyanski, Ph.D. 2012: 2010-2011 Outstanding Faculty Member at Queens University of Charlotte, Hayworth College

Hannah Dudley-Shotwell, Ph.D. 2016: College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2017; UNCG Women and Gender Studies Graduate Work Award, 2016; Linda and Richard Kerber Travel Grant for Research in the Iowa Women's Archives, University of Iowa, 2014; Sophia Smith Travel-to-Collections Fund Grant, Smith College, 2014; Graduate Student Research Travel Grant, UNCG, 2014; Award for Outstanding Work in Women's and Gender Studies, UNCG, 2012

James Findley, Ph.D. 2015: Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) Travel Grant, 2013; winner of the Humanities section of the UNCG Graduate School Research Expo., 2012; Grant-in-aid to the Folger Shakespeare Library, 2012; UNCG Atlantic World Research Network research prize, 2010

Christine Flood, Ph.D. 2015: 3rd-place Student Essay Contest, North Carolina Museum of History, 2011

Marjorie Foy, Ph.D. 2013: Semi-Finalist for Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, 2006; Scholar-Athlete Graduate Fellowship, LifeScan of Johnson & Johnson, 2007-2009; Schlesinger Dissertation Fellowship, Harvard University, 2009-2010

Arlen Hanson, Ph.D. student: UNCG Atlantic World Research Network research prize, 2015

Matthew Hintz, Ph.D. student: Oberlin College Frederick B. Artz Summer Scholar Research Grant Award, 2017

John Kaiser, Ph.D. 2015: UNCG Atlantic World Research Network research prize, 2009; Archie K. Davis Fellowship, North Caroliniana Society, 2012

Brian Lee, Ph.D. 2015: Kennedy Research Grant, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, 2008

Justina Licata, Ph.D. student: College of Arts and Sciences and History Department Teaching Assistant Awards, 2017;Schlesinger Library Dissertation Grant, 2016; Travel Fellowship to Sophia Smith Collections, 2016.

Sarah McCartney, Ph.D. student: Betty Sams Christian Fellowship in Business and Economic History at the Virginia Historical Society, 2014; College of Arts and Sciences and History Department Teaching Assistant Awards, 2015; Best Graduate Student Paper at the Virginia Forum, 2015; UNCG Atlantic World Research Network research prize, 2015.

Alyce Miller, Ph.D. 2012: 2015 Outstanding Faculty Award, John Tyler Community College

Ian Michie, Ph.D. student: UNCG Atlantic World Research Network research prize, 2011

Dennis Todd Miller, Ph.D. student: Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship, Virginia Historical Society, Summer 2012.

Joseph Moore, Ph.D. 2011: Visiting Scholar, University of Notre Dame 2009; Visiting Research Associate, Queens University Belfast 2010; John Hope Franklin Collection for African and African American Documentation Travel Grant (Duke University), 2010; John Higham Travel Grant (OAH/IEHS) 2011; UNCG Atlantic World Research Network research prize, 2009

Eric Oakley, Ph.D. 2017: College of Arts and Sciences and History Department Teaching Assistant Awards, 2014

Steven Peach, Ph.D. 2016: Bernard Dissertation Fellowship for 2014-15 by the UNCG College of Arts and Sciences; Phillips Fund Grant for Native American Research, American Philosophical Society, 2014; 1st place, UNCG Atlantic World Research Network research prize, 2012

Keri Petersen, Ph.D. student: UNCF Mellon Faculty Doctoral Fellowship, 2013.

Joseph Ross, Ph.D. student: UNCG Graduate Research and Creativity Expo Humanities Division winner, 2016; Harry S Truman Library Institute Research Grant, 2015. People's Choice Award, UNCG Three-Minute Thesis competition, 2015.

Therese Strohmer, Ph.D. 2016: Bernard Dissertation Fellowship for 2013-14 by the UNCG College of Arts and Sciences.

Jason Stroud, Ph.D. student: Archie K. Davis Fellowship, North Caroliniana Society, 2016.

Susan Thomas, Ph.D. 2011: UNCG Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2012.

Donna Ward, Ph.D. student: 2nd place, UNCG Atlantic World Research Network research prize, 2012.

Margaret Williams, Ph.D. 2016: Virginia Social Sciences Association Henry Abraham Best Graduate Student Paper Award, 2015.


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