PhD Program Data

The Graduate College maintains admissions, enrollment, completion, and employment data for PhD programs throughout the University. For more information, visit the Graduate College's PhD Program Data page.

Career Resources for UI Graduate Students

The Graduate College offers robust professional development services, including career guidance, national grants and fellowships support, and Iowa's Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL). For more information on graduate student professional development services, visit the Professional Development page in the Graduate College.

Where do our graduates end up?

The following list is a sampling of where our graduate students have ended up in recent years:

Film Studies

Graduation year and current employer of recent Film Studies graduates
NameGraduation YearCurrent Employer
Dennison, Alex2022Boston University, Visiting Assistant Professor, 
Thapa, Anu2021Virginia Tech, Assistant Professor
New, Juana2020Cornell College, Assistant Professor
Stailey-Young, Amos2020Germanna Community College, Data Analyst
Ahava, Juho2020Marbella International University Centre (Spain), Faculty
Chang Min-Yu2019National Taiwanese University, Assistant Professor
Brown, Patrick2019Berlin, Teacher in the Königin-Luise-Stiftung School
Pelster-Wiebe, Richard2018Hamline University, Lecturer
Perdomo Alvarez, Dalina A.2018Michigan State University, Assistant Curator at the Broad Art Museum, Core Faculty for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Vonderheide, Leah2017Emerson College, Assistant Professor
Steinbach, Katherine2017USC, Director of Faculty Administration in the Office of Faculty Affairs
Kierstead, Joshua2017Independent Researcher
Kim, Se Young (Seth)2016Colby College, Assistant Professor 
DeLassus, Leslie2016University of Mississippi, Instructional Assistant Professor
Latsis, Dimitrios2015University of Alabama, Assistant Professor
Crylen, Jonathan2015Editor and Research in Madison, WI
Watson, Ryan2015Misericordia University, Associate Professor
Banerji, Sushmita2014International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad, Assistant Professor
Wielgus, Alison2014University of Wisconsin-Superior, Associate Professor
Couret, Nilo2013University of Michigan, Associate Professor
Stine, Kyle2013Johns Hopkins University, Senior Lecturer
Mokdad, Linda2013St. Olaf College, Associate Professor
Sweeney, Ellen2013Media Specialist, Legislative Communications Office, PA House of Representatives
McGuffie, Allison2013University of Oregon, Career Instructor
Sullivan Gooch, Sara2012St. Bonaventure University, Lecturer 
Slowik, Michael2012Wesleyan University, Associate Professor
Henlin-Stromme, Sabine2012Independent Scholar
Kwak, Yung Bin2012Yonsei University, Visiting Professor
Pummer, Claudia2011University of Hawaii Manoa, Lecturer
Stein, Erica2011Vassar College, Associate Professor
McDonald, Kevin2011California State University, Northridge
Schlotterbeck, Jesse2010Denison University, Associate Professor
Pillai, Swarnavel Eswaran2010Michigan State University, Associate Professor
Fleeger, Jennifer2009Ursinus College, Associate Professor
Eliaz, Ofer2008Ohio University, Associate Professor
Danker, Lisa2008University of Central Florida, Associate Professor
Meneghetti, Michael2008University of Toronto, Sessional Lecturer
Sim, Gerald Sianghwa2007Florida Atlantic University, Associate Professor
Younger, James Prakash2007Trinity College, Associate Professor
Milic, Saša2006University of Montenegro, Professor
Wild, Jennifer2006University of Southern California, Associate Professor
Esch, Kevin2006Salve Regina University, Adjunct Faculty
Nordfjörd, Björn2005St Olaf University, Associate Professor of Practice


Film and Video Production

Graduation year and current employer of recent Film and Video Production graduates
NameGraduation YearCurrent Employer
Zhou, Hao2022Kenyon College
Villarosa, Julianna2021North Carolina Zoo
Wawzenek, Michael2020Gene Siskel Film Center
Maur, Carleen2017University of South Carolina
Gallagher, Kelly2015Syracuse University
McNally, Gabrielle2014Northern Michigan University
Koszulinski, George2013University of North Carolina Wilmington
Twemlow, Nicholas2012Emory University
Renaud, Christopher2012University of West Georgia
Palmer, Jeffrey2012University of Central Oklahoma
Liu, Zhao (Lewis)2012Voice of America
Titz, Florina2011Pratt Institute
Crompton, Stephen2011University of Tampa
Johnson, Carina2010University of Arizona
Meaney, Evan2010University of South Carolina
Haydock, Anne2009Grand Valley State University
Kay, Deon2009University of West Georgia
Taylor, Charlotte2008Warren Wilson College
Silva, Andre2008UNC-Wilmington
Rattner, Jonathan2008Vanderbilt University
Huelsbeck, Mark2008Flagler College
Davis, Thomas2008Freehand Producer
Bravos, Alexis2008University of Michigan
Greenlaw, Margo2007University of Hartford
Silva, Shannon2007UNC-Wilmington
Proctor, Jennifer2007University of Michigan
Dunham, Sarah2007Pixar
Cook, Lauren2006University of Hartford
Meyers, Rebecca2001Bucknell University
Comerford, Thomas1999SAIC