We are proud of our placement record.  Over 88% of University of Cincinnati Ph.D.s from the last decade are employed in academic positions; and 100% who graduated from 2008 to 2015 are now in permanent positions—tenure track or equivalent.  

In the 2017 Academic Placement Data and Analysis Report, we were ranked #4 in placement rate among all U.S. Philosophy PhD programs (see section 4.2.2).    

Placement data since 2003:

We list all placements of PhD students since 2003, by year of degree. "TT" = tenure-track. 


  • Maxwell Gatyas, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Superior
  • Sahar Heydari Fard, Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, in connection with the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), UNC-Chapel Hill


  • Amanda Corris, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Minnesota


  • Walter Stepanenko, Visiting Assistant Professor (John Carroll University)
  • Guilherme Sanches de Oliveira, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institut für Philosophie, Technische Universität Berlin and the Science of Intelligence research cluster, Berlin, Germany.


  • Vicente Raja, Postdoctoral Fellow, Western University Canada, Rotman Institute of Philosophy 
  • Iris Spoor, Assistant Professor (TT), Mount St. Joseph University, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Valentina Petrolini, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of the Basque Country, Spain.


  • Vanessa Bentley, tenure-track assistant professor, Department of Humanities and Philosophy, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmund, OK. Started 2020-2021.


  • Luis Favela, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences (TT), University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.
  • Maurice Lamb, Lecturer in Informatics (equivalent to U.S. tenure track Assistant Professor), School of Informatics at the University of Skövde.  Formerly National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (SPRF-IBSS program), Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati.


  • Nina Atanasova, Assistant Lecturer (Continuing), University of Toledo.


  • Aaron Kostko, Assistant Professor (TT), Center for Learning Innovation, University of Minnesota at Rochester, Rochester, MN.


  • Muk Yan Wong, Lecturer, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong
  • Doug Keaton, Assistant Professor of Philosophy (TT), Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL. Previously: Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Arkansas, Little Rock.
  • Giovanni Mion, Assistant Professor (TT), Istanbul Technical University. Previously: Postdoc, CCCOM, University of Tartu, Estonia; Visiting Assistant Professor at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX; faculty, University of New York in Prague.


  • Dan Hartner, Assistant Professor (TT), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN.
  • Clement Loo, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (TT), University of Minnesota at Morris. Previously: Postdoc, College of the Environment, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT (2 years).


  • Lindsay Craig, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Temple University, Philadelphia PA. Previously: Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma; Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.


  • Albert Brown, Executive Director of The Mallory Center for Community Development, Cincinnati, OH.


  • Anthony Landreth, Entrepreneur, Landreth & Sparrow Research, LLC, Richmond, VA
  • Matthew Van Cleave, Professor, Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI
    Previously: Visiting Assistant Professor at Concordia College, MN
  • Greg Johnson, Instructor of Philosophy, Mississippi State University, Meridian, MS. Previously: Lecturer, Drexel University.
  • Cassie Striblen, Assistant Professor of Philosophy (TT), West Chester University, West Chester, PA. Previously: Assistant Professor of Philosophy (TT), Doane College, Crete, NE. 
  • Viorel Paslaru, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH


  • Arthur Morton, Associate Professor of Philosophy, St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL.
  • Kimberly Mosher Lockwood, Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.
  • Michael Sontag, Dean of Arts & Humanities, Associate Professor of Philosophy, College of Mt. St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH.


  • Michael Cundall, Associate Professor and Director of the Honors Program, North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC
  • Cate Sherron, PhD, Professor of Philosophy, Thomas More College, KY.
  • Jerrome Langguth, PhD, Professor of Philosophy and Division Chair of the Humanities, Thomas More College, KY