Job Placement

Alumni job placements

Our graduates find excellent placement in the field.


Raynetta Wiggins, Ph.D. 2018, Manager of Choir Curriculum and Performance, Washington Performing Arts, Washington, DC.

Kelley Totten, Ph.D. 2017, Assistant Professor of Folklore, Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

Maria Kennedy, Ph.D. 2017, Teaching Instructor of Folklore and Administrative Director of the New Jersey Folk Festival in the American Studies Department, Rutgers University.

Jeffrey Tolbert, Ph.D. 2016, Assistant Professor of American Studies, Penn State, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Kate Schramm, Folklore Ph.D. 2016, Director of the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program, Connecticut Historical Society.

Hsin-Wen Hsu, Ph.D. 2014, Graduate Institute of Ethnomusicology, National Taiwan Normal University.

Jon Kay, Ph.D. 2014, Clinical Associate Professor, Indiana University.

Mintzi Martinez-Rivera, Folklore Ph.D. 2014, tenure track faculty in Anthropology, Providence College.

Daniel Peretti, Folklore Ph.D. 2009, Assistant Professor of Folklore at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada.


Laila Rajani, Folklore M.A. 2017, national project officer for culture, UNESCO Pakistan.

Maria Zeringue, M.A. 2017, Folk and Traditional Arts Program Director, Mississippi Arts Commission.

Dorothy Berry, Ethnomusicology and Library Science M.A. 2016, Digital Collections Manager, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Julián Antonio Carrillo, M.A. 2014, program manager for Alliance for California Traditional Arts, Northern California office at the Presidio in San Francisco.

Post-doctoral positions

Eric Morales, Ph.D. 2018, post-doc in Folklore at Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

Received tenure

Dr. Austin Okigbo, Ph.D. 2011, received tenure at University of Colorado Boulder.