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Alumni Placement

Current Positions of Carolina-Duke Graduates, 2008-21

The first Carolina-Duke students graduated in May 2015 and already many have landed tenure-track jobs, some at small liberal arts colleges and others at research universities. Included in the following list are also alumni from Duke's and UNC's doctoral programs prior to the creation of the Carolina Duke Graduate Program. It lists placement up to three years after graduation, and includes both alumni who have landed temporary and tenure-track jobs at institutions big and small, private and public, as well as our alumni who have pursued exceptional careers outside of German Studies.

Carolina-Duke PhDs, 2015 - Present

  • Lea Greenberg (Spring 2021), Visiting Assistant Professor, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois
  • Margaret Reif (Spring 2020), Visiting Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Jeffrey Hertel (Spring 2020), Assistant Professor, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI
  • John Gill (Spring 2020), Teaching Assistant Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Patrick Lang (Summer 2019), Teaching Assistant Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Matt Hambro (Summer 2019), Software Engineer, Bird Rides, Santa Monica, CA
  • Bethany Bowen-Wefuan, (Spring 2018), Lecturer, UNC-Wilmington
  • Richard "Tres" Lambert (Summer 2017), Assistant Professor, Gettysburg College
  • Claire Scott (Spring 2017), Visiting Assistant Professor, Kenyon College
  • Christine Kenison ( Spring 2017), Assistant Professor, St. Anselm's College - Manchester, NH
  • Melanie Ungar (Fall 2016), Academic Advisor for the Department of Physics and Astronomy -  Texas Tech University
  • Sandra Niethardt (Fall 2016), teaching in a  German Gymnasium
  • Rory Bradley (Spring 2016), Visiting Assistant Professor, Colby College
  • Janice Hansen (Spring 2016), MLIS Library Science, Freelance editor at Scribbr
  • Heidi Hart (Spring 2016), Environmental Humanties, arts researcher and practitioner
  • Steffen Kaupp (Spring 2016), Director of Language Programs, Deputy Director, Goethe-Institut Boston
  • Annegret Oehme (Spring 2016), Assistant Professor, University of Washington-Seattle
  • Lindsey Brandt (Summer 2015), Director of OTLE, Montana State University-Northern
  • Erik Grell (Fall 2015), Assistant Director  of the Institute for Freedom & Community at St. Olaf College
  • Christian Straubhaar (Fall 2015), Self-Employed, Java Programmer
  • Emma Woelk (Spring 2015), Assistant Professor, St. Edward University, Austin, TX

Carolina and Duke PhDs, 2008 - 2014

  • Matthew Feminella (UNC Spring 2016), Assistant Professor, The University of Alabama
  • Tayler Kent (UNC Spring 2015), Instructor, Capstone International Center Advisor, The University of Alabama
  • Sara Farner Budarz (UNC Summer 2014), Author and editor, Evia Learning (Auf geht's and Weiter geht's! textbooks)
  • Silia Kaplan (UNC Summer 2014), Self-Employed, Translator
  • Lynda Kemei Nyota (Duke 2013), Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University
  • Elizabeth Schreiber-Byers (UNC Spring 2013), Events Liaison at the Library of Congress
  • Kirkland A. Fulk (UNC Spring 2013), Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin
  • Gabriele Wurmitzer, (Duke 2012),
  • Michelle Eley (Duke 2012), Community & Economic Development Specailist, North Carolina State University
  • Johanna Schuster-Craig (Duke 2012), Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
  • Marc Reibold (Duke 2012), Teaching Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University
  • Susanne Gomoluch (UNC Summer 2012), Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Kai-Uwe Werbeck (UNC Spring 2012), Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Caroline Kita (Duke 2011), Associate Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Molly Knight (Duke 2011), Visiting Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University
  • Robert Blankenship (UNC Summer 2011), Assistant Professor, California State University, Long Beach
  • Anja Wieden (UNC Fall 2011), Assistant Professor, Oakland University
  • Rebeccah Dawson Contreras (UNC Summer 2011), Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky
  • Nicolay Ostrau (UNC Summer 2011), Senior Lecturer of German Studies, Dartmouth College
  • Shelley Hay (UNC May 2010), Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
  • Chunjie Zhang (Duke 2010), Associate Professor, University of California, Davis
  • Richard Benson (UNC Spring 2009), Self-Employed
  • Richard Apgar (UNC Spring 2008), Assistant Professor, Sewanee - University of the South
  • April Henry (UNC Summer 2008), Instructor, Duke University
  • Cyrus Shahan (UNC Spring 2008), Associate Teaching Professor, Northeastern University College of Social Sciences & Humanities