Recent Graduate Placements, Awards, Service, & Publications

Fellowships & Service

Collage image of Andrew Deaton, David Ferrara, and Daniel Leon
Left to Right: Andrew Deaton, David Ferrara, and Daniel Leon.


  • Andrew Deaton – Awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in the Czech Republic and is living in Prague now doing dissertation research.
  • David Ferrara – Awarded a fellowship to work with the department’s Dr. Julia Brock, in partnership with the National Park Service, researching the history of national park lands on the Gulf Coast.
  • Daniel Leon – Represents the department’s graduate students in the university’s Graduate Student Association.

Recent Graduate Job Placements

Left to Right: Ashley Tickle Odebiyi, Tori Jessen, and Kris Roberts.


  • Ashley Tickle Odebiyi, PhD (2022) – Assistant Professor of History, Arizona State University
  • Tori Jessen, PhD (2022) – Academic Readiness Instructor, UA Early College
  • Kris Roberts, PhD (2022) – Instructor of History, Georgia State University.

Graduate Opinion Pieces & Essays

Left to Right: Daniel Leon, Joshua Sander, Ashley Steenson.


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