Alumni

Students

85% of graduates from the Early Christian Studies have gone on to top-ranked Ph.D. programs. Two graduates won Fulbright Scholarships, one to Austria and the other to Israel. Two other graduates studied abroad, one at Oxford and one at Leuven.

Class of 2017

  • Joshua Benjamins, Ph.D. in Classics, UC Berkeley
  • Olena Gorbatenko, Ph.D. in Theology, University of Notre Dame
  • Judy Kim

Class of 2016

  • Evangeline Kozitza, University of Oxford
  • Tara Fernandez Leithart
  • Alexandria Vawter, Center for Ancient Studies, New York University

Class of 2015

  • Jordan Amspacher, Ph.D. in Medieval History with a focus on the Crusades and Medieval Islam, University of Tennessee
  • Jesse Arlen, Ph.D. in Armenian Studies, UCLA
  • Rachel Kalthoff, Ph.D. in Medieval literature with a focus on religious literature in the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame

Class of 2014

  • Kirsten Block Anderson, Ph.D. in Theology, University of Notre Dame
  • Rob De La Noval, Ph.D. in Theology, University of Notre Dame
  • Natalie Sargent, Ph.D. in History, University of Notre Dame

Class of 2013

Jeffrey Haines, Pursuing a career at an academic press.
Jonathan Hatter, Ph.D. in New Testament and Early Christianity, (Theology) Loyola University of Chicago
Deborah Johnson, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Class of 2012

Joshua McManaway, Ph.D. in History of Christianity, (Theology), University of Notre Dame
Josh Noble, Ph.D. in Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity, (Theology), University of Notre Dame (Notebaert Scholarship)
Jonathan Wilcoxson, Ph.D. in Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity (Theology), University of Notre Dame (President's Scholarship)
Mary Young, pursuing a career

Class of 2011

Daniel Kettinger, MA in International Affairs, Georgetown University, Intern in the Atlantic Council's Program on International Security
David Pell, Software Engineer for Automated Insights Inc.
Muireann Simpson, teaching Latin at Marian High School

Class of 2010

Joseph Khalil, Ph.D. program in Theology, University of Notre Dame
Alexander Miller, Pursuing Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies at CUA
Sean Moberg, Ph.D. program in Early Christian Studies, Catholic University of America
Cara Polk Aspesi, Ph.D. program in Liturgical Studies, University of Notre Dame

Class of 2009

Thomas Clemmons, Ph.D. program in Theology, University of Notre Dame
Mary Heyman, Taking time off to experiment with organic farming
Kellen Plaxco, Ph.D. program in historical Theology, Marquette University, Received Fulbright Fellowship from Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
David Squires, Ph.D. program in Philosophy, University of Notre Dame
Xueying Wang, Ph.D. program in Theology, University of Notre Dame; current fellow at Valparaiso University

Class of 2008

John Sehorn, Ph.D. program in Theology (History of Christianity), University of Notre Dame on a Notebaert scholarship; Assistant Professor, Augustine Institute, CO

Class of 2007

Dawn LaValle, Ph.D. program in Classics, Princeton; Junior Research Fellow for the Humanities at Magdalen College, Oxford
Robert L’Arrivee, Ph.D. program in Political Science, University of Notre Dame; visiting assistant professor at Colgate University
Jeff Wickes, Ph.D. in Theology (History of Christianity), University of Notre Dame; Assistant Professor, St. Louis University

Class of 2006

Mark Cichra, Ph.D. program in Ancient History, University of Chicago; working as an Actuarial Analyst at Kemper Insurance Companies
Matthew McAuliffe, MA program in Classics, UCLA; teaching Greek, Latin and Western Civ at St. Andrew's School in DE

Class of 2005

Michael Siebert, Ph.D. program in Philosophy, University of Toronto
Daniel Smith, Ph.D. Theology, University of Notre Dame; Assistant Professor, St. Louis University
Joseph Tardiff
Taras Tymo,  Ph.D. in Patristics, University of Opole (Poland), lecturer in Patristics and Theology of the Icon in the Ukrainian Catholic University
Derek Webb, University Archivist, Mississippi University for Women

Class of 2004

Keith Collins, D.Phil, University of Oxford (Faculty of Theology; at Pembroke College)
Carmen Maier, Ph.D. program in Religious Studies, Princeton Theological Seminary, PHD in Church History
Rebecca Stephens Falcasantos, Ph.D., Religious Studies, Brown University, Visiting Assistant Professor at Providence College

Class of 2003

Paige Fuller
Kevin Garvey, Associate for Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, DC
Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent, Ph.D., Brown University; Assistant Professor at Marquette
Kyle Smith, Ph.D. in Religion, Duke University, accepted a tenure track job at the University of Toronto in Mississauga