Jessica Conrad (Ph.D. '19) received the 2019 Wilbur Owen Sypherd Dissertation Prize for her dissertation, Boycott: Literary Interventions in the American Marketplace 1820-1880. She has recently joined Kent State University at Stark as an Assistant Professor of English.
Carolyne King (Ph.D. '19) recently accepted a position at Salisbury University, where she will serve as the new Director of First Year Writing and Assistant Professor of English.
Jane Wessel (Ph.D. ‘16) has recently moved to the U.S. Naval Academy where she is continuing to work as an Assistant Professor of English in 18th C Literature.
Kyle Vitale (Ph.D. '16) is currently co-editing a volume with Diana Henderson for Arden Shakespeare entitled Shakespeare and Digital Pedagogy: Case Studies and Strategies, due out in 2021. The volume will be among the first major publications devoted to teaching Shakespeare with 21st century digital technologies. Its international scope explores teaching projects from contributors around the world and balances practical advice with traditional and emergent theories of pedagogy.
Kyle Meikle (Ph.D. '16) is currently in his fourth year as an Assistant Professor of English and Communication at the University of Baltimore, where, this semester, he's teaching courses on adaptation, media criticism, and SpongeBob Squarepants. Kyle currently serves as the Film Reviews Editor for the OUP journal Adaptation and is a Consulting Editor for Literature/Film Quarterly. His book Adaptations in the Franchise Era: 2001-16, which Total Film called "impressively broad" and "tech-savvy," was published by Bloomsbury in January 2019; his article "A Book and a Movie Walk into a Bar" was reprinted in The Routledge Companion to Comedy Studies in October 2019.
Jordan Howell (Ph.D. '17) has published 15 articles in both regional and national magazines. You can find his work at his Muckrack profile.
April Pelt (MA ‘07) is currently serving as Digital Learning Liaison for Clemson's College of Education while she works on a doctorate in
Learning Sciences at Clemson University.