Graduate student placement

This page gives a detailed list of recent PhD students from McGill's Department of English as well as an overview of the professional and academic trajectories of MA students. If your name appears here and you would like your listing changed - or if your name doesn't appear here and you would like your listing added - please pascale.theoret-groulx [at] mcgill.ca (email your request) to Pascale Théorêt-Groulx, Departmental Website Assistant.

MA Student Placement:

McGill’s Master’s program in English is an ideal place to pursue a range of ambitious career goals. Our graduates have gone on to many prestigious doctoral programs and other rewarding employment. Recent MAs have been accepted into PhD programs at the University of Chicago, Yale, Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, the University of Toronto, Brown University, the University of London, and many other top programs throughout North America and the UK (including McGill’s). Graduates from the MA program have gone on to teach at Montreal-area CEGEPS and high schools, while others have found jobs in university administration internationally (student affairs, grants offices, university development, and other areas), publishing, editing, journalism, communications, marketing, law, technical writing, literary management, creative writing, acting, theatrical production and administration, NGOs, and government ministries.

PhD Student Placement:

PhD Student Name

Convocation year

Supervisor

Current Position and Institution

Abdalla, Laila

1997

David Williams

Associate Professor, University of Central Washington

Ahern, Stephen

1999

David Hensley

Full Professor, Acadia University

Anderson, David

2008

Paul Yachnin

Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma

Barkley, Danielle

2014

Tom Mole and Tabitha Sparks

Educator, The University of British Columbia

Bar-On Santor, Gefen

2007

Peter Sabor and Paul Yachnin

Part-time Professor, University of Ottawa

Beenstock, Zoe

2011

Monique Morgan

Assistant Professor, University of Haifa

Bentley, Colene

2001

Gary Wihl

Visiting Assistant Professor, Rice University

Bider, Noreen

1999

David Williams

Instructor, Permanent, Vanier College

Blanc, Marie Therese

2004

Nathalie Cooke

Professor, Dawson College

Bowen, Michael John

2002

David Hensley

Lecturer, Rostok University Germany

Boyd, Shelley

2007

Nathalie Cooke

Faculty Member, Kwantlen Polytechnical University

Brown, Peter Robert

1999

Michael Bristol and Paisley Livingston

Associate Professor, Mount Allison University

Bruhm, Steven

1992

Maggie Kilgour

Robert and Ruth Lumsden Professor of English; Chair of Graduate Studies in English, Western University

Burnett, Linda

1999

Leanore Lieblein

Assistant Professor, Algoma University College (Laurentian)

Chishty-Mujahid, Nadya

2002

Kenneth Borris

Visiting Assistant  Professor, Drake University

Chivers, Sally

2000

Sarah Westphal

Assistant Professor, Trent University

Clissold, Bradley

2001

Gary Wihl

Associate Professor, Memorial University

Cockburn, Amanda

2012

Paul Yachnin and Fiona Ritchie

Coordinator of Arts and Culture, Dawson University

Cohen, Mark

1999

Nathalie Cooke

Instructor, Perm., Vanier College

Coodin, Sara

2011

Michael Bristol and Wes Folkerth

Assistant  Professor, University of Oklahoma

Davison, Carol

1998

Maggie Kilgour

Full Professor and Head of the Department of English, University of Windsor

Dawes, Martin

2010

Maggie Kilgour

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto

DeCoste, Damon Marcel

1997

Michael Bristol

Assistant Professor, University of Regina

Denisoff, Dennis

1996

Paisley Livingston and Brian Trehearne

McFarlin Professor of Victorian Literature and Culture, University of Tulsa

Derdiger, Paula

2013

Allan Hepburn

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota-Duluth

Deshaye, Joel

2010

Brian Trehearne

Assistant Professor, Memorial University

Djordjevic, Ivana

2003

David Williams

Associate Professor, Concordia University

Dredge, Sarah

2001

Gary Wihl

Tutor, Sheffield Hallam University

Drouin, Jennifer

2005

Leanore Lieblein

Associate Professor, University of Alabama

Egers, Wayne

2003

Janine Marchessault

Freelance Editor

Elmslie, Sue

2000

Robert Lecker

Professor, Dawson College

Essert, Emily

2013

Miranda Hickman

Grants and Research Coordinator, The Arc Greater Twin Cities

Feenstra, Robin

2008

Allan Hepburn

Full-time teaching position, Dawson College

Ferreira, Patty (Patricia J)

1998

Karin Cope

Lecturer; Chair, Norwich University

Ferrell, Joanne

1999

Leanore Lieblein

Instructor, Permanent, Champlain College

Findlay, Isobel

1997

Kerry McSweeney

Associate Professor, Edwards School of Business (University of Saskatchewan)

Flynn, Kevin

2002

Robert Lecker and Brian Trehearne

Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan

Folkerth, Wes

1999

Michael Bristol

Associate Professor, McGill University

Frey, Christopher

2006

Kenneth Borris

Assistant Professor, Alberta College of Art and Design

Gilchrist, Bruce

2017

Dorothy Bray

Instructor, John Abbott College

Gillis, Lesley

2002

Tess O’Toole

Department Chair - Fine Arts & Languages, Eastern Maine Community College

Graham, Catherine

1997

Leanore Lieblein and Darko Suvin

Associate Professor - Theatre & Film, McMaster University

Gregory Phipps

2010

Peter Gibian

Assistant Professor, University of Iceland

Havens, Hilary

2013

Peter Sabor

Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Hay-Steinson, Elizabeth

1998

Nathalie Cooke

Freelance consultant, writer, and editor in business sector, occasional lecturer at Concordia

Heckerl, David

1999

David Hensley and Hudson Meadwell

Assistant Professor, St. Mary’s University

Hill, Colin

2003

Brian Trehearne

Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Hoffmann, Deb

2010

Miranda Hickman

Lecturer, Campion College

Hogarth, Claire

2002

David Hensley

Lecturer in English at Örebro University

Holland, Joanne

2014

Peter Sabor

MD student, University of Calgary

Holmes, Michael

1996

Michael Bristol

Non-academic, Hill and Knowlton

Holmgren, Lindsay

2013

Ned Schantz and Martin Kreiswirth

Associate Professor, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

Huffels, Nathalie

2013

Tabitha Sparks

Professor, Marianopolis College

Hulan, Renee

1996

Robert Lecker

Associate Professor; Associate Dean of Research, St. Mary's University

Hutchison, Lorna

2006

Nathalie Cooke

Affiliate Professor, Metropolitan State College of Denver 

Irvine, Dean

2001

Brian Trehearne

Founder and Director, Agile Humanities Agency, Toronto

Johnson, Nancy

1995

David Hensley

Associate Professor, S.U.N.Y., New Paltz

Johnston, Susan

1996

Michael Bristol

Associate Professor, University of Regina

Joliffe, Christine

1999

David Williams

Post- Doc., University of British Columbia

Kavanagh, Matt

2007

Sean Carney

College Professor, Okanagan College

Kehler, Torsten

2002

Michael Bristol

LTA, Simon Fraser University

King, Stephanie

2008

Allan Hepburn

Professor, Marianopolis College

Kocela, Chris

2002

Berkeley Kaite

Associate Professor, Georgia State University

Koopman, Jennifer

2007

Maggie Kilgour

Lecturer, Dawson College

Krzakowski, Caroline

2012

Allan Hepburn

Assistant Professor, University of Northern Michigan

Kumar, Priya

2001

Karin Cope

Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

Laver, Susan

2001

Mette Hjort and Michael Bristol

Director, McGill Writing Centre

Librizzi, Marcus

1997

Michael Bristol

Associate Professor, University of Maine, Machias

Lokash, Jennifer

2003

Maggie Kilgour

Associate Professor, Memorial University

Lucas, Kristin

2005

Michael Bristol

Assistant Professor, Nipissing University

MacDonald, Tara

2008

Tabitha Sparks

Assistant Professor, University of Idaho

Macfarlane, Karen

1998

Nathalie Cooke

Professor, Mount St. Vincent University

Margalit, Yael

2009

Michael Bristol

Full-time teaching position, John Abbott College

McAlonan, Pauline

2006

Miranda Hickman

Instructor, Dawson College

McIntyre, John

2002

Miranda Hickman

Associate Professor, University of Prince Edward Island

McLeod, Alex

2003

Peter Ohlin

Assistant  Professor, St. Mary’s University

Morel, Pauline

2008

Nathalie Cooke

Lecturer, Dawson College

Morgan, Dawn

1998

David Hensley

Assistant Professor, St. Thomas University, Fredricton

Morgentaler, Goldie

1996

Michael Bristol

Full Professor, University of Lethbridge

Morris, Blair

2013

Paul Yachnin

Professor, Marianopolis College

Muller, Adam

1998

Paisley Livingston

Associate Professor, University of Manitoba

Neufeld, Christine

2002

Sarah Westphal

Full Professor, Eastern Michigan University

Ngg, Genice

1996

Leanore Lieblein

Assistant Professor, SIM University (Head)

Oltmann, Christina

2010

David Hensley

Instructor, John Abbott College

Ostrowidzki, Eric

2002

David Hensley

Lecturer, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

Ownbey, Carolyn 2018 Allan Hepburn Assistant Director of Research Initiatives, The University of Chicago

Pennee, Donna

1994

Robert Lecker

Professor, Western University

Pinder, Kait 2016 Brian Trehearne Assistant Professor, Acadia University

Polley, Jason

2007

Allan Hepburn

Associate Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University

Purdham, Medrie

2006

Brian Trehearne

Assistant Professor , University of Regina

Rackham Hall, Michelle

2012

Brian Trehearne

Instructor, Algonquin College

Roberts, Hugh

1994

Chris Heppner

Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine

Rogers, Janine

1998

Sarah Westphal

Associate Professor,  Mount Allison University

Rose, Gitte Braut

1998

Peter Ohlin

Assistant Professor, Syddansk Universitet (University of Southern Denmark)

Ross, Shaun 2017 Maggie Kilgour Assistant Professor (teaching stream), Victoria College, University of Toronto

Roy, Wendy

2002

Nathalie Cooke

Professor, University of Saskatchewan

Saklofske, Jon

2003

James Treadwell

Assistant  Professor, Acadia University

Sautter, Sabine

1999

Gary Wihl

Professor, Dawson College

Shea, Jennifer

2011

Wes Folkerth

Instructor, Dawson College

Sigg, Anna 2015 Sean Carney Instructor, John Abbott College

Slights, Jessica

1999

Michael Bristol

Professor, Acadia University

Sloboda, Nicholas

1996

William Wees

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Superior

Stephenson, Liisa

2008

Allan Hepburn

Communications Director, Office of the President, York University

Stewart, Janice

2000

Karin Cope

Sessional Lecturer (Women’s Studies), University of British Columbia

Sugars, Cynthia

1998

Marike Finlay

Associate Professor, University of Ottawa

Swirski, Peter

1996

Paisley Livingston

Associate Professor, Hong Kong University

Tagore, Proma

2000

Karin Cope

Assistant Professor, University of Victoria

Trainor, Kim

2004

Berkeley Kaite

Sessional Lecturer, University of British Columbia

Travis, Keira

2006

Michael Bristol

FQRSC Post-Doc (Oct.06), Stanford

Vollick, Erin

2007

Allan Hepburn

Communications Officer, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

Weingarten, Jeffrey

2014

Brian Trehearne

Professor, Fanshawe College

Whittington, Ian

2013

Allan Hepburn

Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi

Wittek, Stephen

2013

Paul Yachnin

Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Wright, David

2008

Miranda Hickman

Assistant  Professor, Douglas College

Wry, Joan

2011

Peter Gibian

Associate Dean, Saint Michael’s College