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Graduate Placement

placementPh.D. and M.A. graduates of the University of Pittsburgh have gone on to hold tenure-stream positions at a variety of schools including Middlebury College, Stanford University, Macalaster College, Gettysburg College, Utah State University, Sarah Lawrence College, and Midwestern State University.
Data on the department’s most recent placements is in the table below.

If you would like to update your information or add your name to the list, please contact us with your name, year of degree, type of degree, current placement, and any previous placements.

Name Year of Degree Degree Current Placement
Yvonne Franke 2013 PhD

Tenure-track assistant professor at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX

Boryana Dobreva 2011 PhD Lecturer in German and Director of Global Education, Northwestern College, IA
Zsuzsa Horváth 2009 PhD

Director of Faculty Development, Office of Faculty Affairs / Assistant Professor, Department of Dental Public Health, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine



Name Year of Degree Degree Current Placement
Laura Caton 2013 MA Intern at Public Theater in New York City
Michael Hochholdinger 2011 MA Production manager for VNR Verlag für die deutsche Wirtschaft
Tilman Heueis 2010 MA

Technical editor

Joel Kaipainen 2010 MA Graduate student in German, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Leonie Pichler 2010 MA Writer and artistic director, Bluespots Theatrical Ensemble, Augsburg, Germany
Myriam Ricci 2009 MA PhD Program, German Applied Linguistics, Pennsylvania State University
Rikki Malandro 2008 MA Instructor, Duquesne University / University of Pittsburgh
Jake Ricci 2008 MA English Instructor, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea
Anne-Rose Merz 2008 MA Instructor of German and Catholic Religion at the Jakob-Bruckner Gymnasium in Kaufbeuren, Germany