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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

NameYearCurrent PositionEmployer
Mitchell Bartholomew2014  
Christin Carotta2014  
Rachel Eun Hye Hur2014  
Rongfang Jia2014Postdoctoral FellowUniversity of Miami, FL
Emby Miller2014College and Career CoachEverest Public High School, CA
Jennifer Collins2013Program Evaluation SpecialistCenter for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University, OH
Felisha Lotspeich Younkin2013ClinicianNationwide Children's Hospital
Xiamei Guo2013Postdoctoral AssociateThe Ohio State University
Lydia Kruse2013ConsultantCenter for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood, University of South Florida
Hana Yoo2013Assistant Professor of PsychologyWheaton College, IL
Erica Hartwell2013Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family TherapyFairfield University, NY
Lieny Jeon2013Postdoctoral AssociateThe Ohio State University
Heather Katafiasz2012Visiting Assistant Professor of CounselingThe University of Akron, OH
Yun Hwan Kim2012Postdoctoral FellowOrebro University, Sweden
Daniel Bower2012Statistical ProgrammerAgility Clinical, CA
Amber Letcher2012Assistant Professor of Counseling & Human DevelopmentSouth Dakota State University
Rikki Garren Patton2012Assistant Professor of CounselingThe University of Akron, OH
Pamela Sechrist Vincent2012Assistant Professor of Health, Human Services, and ScienceAshland University (online university)
Katye Miller2012LecturerThe Ohio State University
Sean Noe2012Ohio Reading Corps Project CoordinatorEducational Service Center of Central Ohio
Denitza Bantchevska2011Senior Research AssociateThe Ohio State University
Tammy Collins2011Deputy Director for Prevention and WellnessState of Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services
Erika Grafsky2011Assistant Professor of Human DevelopmentVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Sara Hart2010Assistant Professor of PsychologyFlorida State University
Arielle Sheftall2010Postdoctoral FellowNationwide Children's Hospital, OH
Katie Adkins2010ClinicianNationwide Children's Hospital
Pushpanjali Dashora2010Assistant Professor of Human EcologyUniversity of Alberta, Canada
Atika Khurana2009Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology and Human ServicesUniversity of Oregon
StaceyLee Longmore2009Associate Professor of Child DevelopmentPierce Community College, CA
Rashmi Gangamma2008Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family TherapySyracuse University
Donna Karno2008Assistant Professor of Early Childhood EducationUniversity of Maine Farmington
Michael Knerr2008Private PracticeColumbus, OH
Tiffany McDowell2008Interim Director, Institute on Social ExclusionAdler School of Professional Psychology, IL
Charles Partridge2008Independent Educator, Evaluator, & Human EcologistColumbus, OH
Kevin Meyer2007Assistant Professor of PsychologyUniversity of Mt. Union, OH
Mervin Newberry2007Director, Pastoral Care DepartmentGrant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital and Dublin Methodist Hospital , OH
Pollar Toviessi2007  
Arpita Lal2006Mental Health ProfessionalSteubenville, OH
Shonda Craft2006Assistant Professor of Family Social ScienceUniversity of Minnesota
Robin Delaney2006  
Margaret Hart2006  
JiYong Lim2006Professor of Child and Family StudiesKyungpook National University, South Korea
Roy Fish2006Assistant Professor of PsychologyZane State College, OH
Stephanie Griffin2006  
Christiana Russell2006Director of Student Health & WellnessVanderbilt University, TN
Joseph Walter Edwards2006DirectorOhio State University Star House