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HDFS Placement of Graduates

The Human Development and Family Science graduate program has a proven track record of successful placement of our graduates. Our graduates are employed at major universities and colleges, research institutes, and within government agencies.

Tenure-track positions

  • Iowa State University
  • Virginia Tech University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Minnesota
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • Yonsei University (Korea)
  • Syracuse University
  • Wheaton College
  • Fairfield (Connecticut)
  • University of North Carolina
  • South Dakota State University
  • Ohio University
  • University of Akron
  • Ohio Wesleyan
  • Wright State University
  • Northern Illinois University

Post-doctoral positions

  • Florida State University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Örebro University

We also place students in nonacademic positions as clinicians, researchers, and data analysts.

Recent PhD graduates

Name Year Current Position Employer
Mitchell Bartholomew 2014    
Christin Carotta 2014    
Rachel Eun Hye Hur 2014    
Rongfang Jia 2014 Postdoctoral Fellow University of Miami, FL
Emby Miller 2014 College and Career Coach Everest Public High School, CA
Jennifer Collins 2013 Program Evaluation Specialist Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University, OH
Felisha Lotspeich Younkin 2013 Clinician Nationwide Children's Hospital
Xiamei Guo 2013 Postdoctoral Associate The Ohio State University
Lydia Kruse 2013 Consultant Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood, University of South Florida
Hana Yoo 2013 Assistant Professor of Psychology Wheaton College, IL
Erica Hartwell 2013 Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy Fairfield University, NY
Lieny Jeon 2013 Postdoctoral Associate The Ohio State University
Heather Katafiasz 2012 Visiting Assistant Professor of Counseling The University of Akron, OH
Yun Hwan Kim 2012 Postdoctoral Fellow Orebro University, Sweden
Daniel Bower 2012 Statistical Programmer Agility Clinical, CA
Amber Letcher 2012 Assistant Professor of Counseling & Human Development South Dakota State University
Rikki Garren Patton 2012 Assistant Professor of Counseling The University of Akron, OH
Pamela Sechrist Vincent 2012 Assistant Professor of Health, Human Services, and Science Ashland University (online university)
Katye Miller 2012 Lecturer The Ohio State University
Sean Noe 2012 Ohio Reading Corps Project Coordinator Educational Service Center of Central Ohio
Denitza Bantchevska 2011 Senior Research Associate The Ohio State University
Tammy Collins 2011 Deputy Director for Prevention and Wellness State of Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services
Erika Grafsky 2011 Assistant Professor of Human Development Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Sara Hart 2010 Assistant Professor of Psychology Florida State University
Arielle Sheftall 2010 Postdoctoral Fellow Nationwide Children's Hospital, OH
Katie Adkins 2010 Clinician Nationwide Children's Hospital
Pushpanjali Dashora 2010 Assistant Professor of Human Ecology University of Alberta, Canada
Atika Khurana 2009 Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology and Human Services University of Oregon
StaceyLee Longmore 2009 Associate Professor of Child Development Pierce Community College, CA
Rashmi Gangamma 2008 Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy Syracuse University
Donna Karno 2008 Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education University of Maine Farmington
Michael Knerr 2008 Private Practice Columbus, OH
Tiffany McDowell 2008 Interim Director, Institute on Social Exclusion Adler School of Professional Psychology, IL
Charles Partridge 2008 Independent Educator, Evaluator, & Human Ecologist Columbus, OH
Kevin Meyer 2007 Assistant Professor of Psychology University of Mt. Union, OH
Mervin Newberry 2007 Director, Pastoral Care Department Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital and Dublin Methodist Hospital , OH
Pollar Toviessi 2007    
Arpita Lal 2006 Mental Health Professional Steubenville, OH
Shonda Craft 2006 Assistant Professor of Family Social Science University of Minnesota
Robin Delaney 2006    
Margaret Hart 2006    
JiYong Lim 2006 Professor of Child and Family Studies Kyungpook National University, South Korea
Roy Fish 2006 Assistant Professor of Psychology Zane State College, OH
Stephanie Griffin 2006    
Christiana Russell 2006 Director of Student Health & Wellness Vanderbilt University, TN
Joseph Walter Edwards 2006 Director Ohio State University Star House