Selected Alumni Achievements in 2016-2017

Christina Jen (BA 2011) is a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department at Rutgers University. 
 
Bianca Perez-Cancino (BA 2014) is a Ph.D. candidate in the English Departmentat Indiana University
 
Emily Midkiff (BA 2010) just completed her Phd in Children’s and Young Adult Literatures from the University of Minnesota.
 
Christopher Stuart (BA 2009) was accepted into the PhD program in Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design at Clemson University with full funding Fall 2016.
 
Stacey Balkan (MA 2003) was hired as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Environmental Humanities at Florida Atlantic University for Fall 2017. 
 
Kristen Bryfogle (BA 2016) was Montclair State’s first-ever finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship.  Her faculty sponsors included Jeff Miller, Lee Behlman, Adam Rzepka and Jon Greenberg from English and Sulo Asirvatham from Classics. She is working as a high school Latin teacher at the STEM-to Civics Charter School in Ewing, NJ.
 
Francesca Goglia (BA 2017) will be pursuing a M.A.T at NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
 
Joshua Greene (BA 2013) will be pursuing an Masters of Information, concentrating in Library Science, at Rutgers University’s Library Science program 
 
Jen Daly (MA ‘16) was accepted to an NEH Summer Seminar on Transcendentalism and Reform, and is teaching in the MSU First-Year Composition program.
 
Peter Lang (MA ‘16) will be pursuing a PhD in English at the University of Missouri (with funding).
 
Gloria Lugo (BA 12, MA 16) has been promoted to VP for Corporate Business Development for Tetra Tech.
 
Michael Pasternak (MA ‘17) will be attending Simmons College in Boston for an MSLIS with a concentration in Cultural Heritage Informatics (Special Collections, Rare Books, Archives)  beginning Fall 2017.
 
Catherine Winters is pursuing her PhD at the University of Rhode Island in Contemporary American Literature (fully funded).
 
Craig McCarthy (BA 2012) is a digital reporter with NJ Advance Media and is pursuing his masters in digital media/journalism at Rutgers.
 
Jacob Mercer-Pontier (BA 2012) is a production assistant with Hodder Education in London and received his masters in publishing from City University London this winter.
 
Gabriella Wilson (BA 2017) is going to Rutgers-Newark to pursue her M.A. in English. She was also accepted to the Rutgers English Diversity Institute.