Alumni Profiles

Current and prospective students often ask two practical questions about our MA program: Can I get a job after completing this degree?  What types of jobs will be available to me?

We’re excited to share stories from our alumni about their diverse workplaces and how their education in our program prepared them for their careers.  Visit the alumni profiles below to learn more.


Employed at UALR:

Cynda Alexander — Non-Traditional Student Programs Coordinator, UALR

Subrinia Bogan — Adjunct Professor, UALR

Chad Garrett — Director of Technology and Digital Initiatives, UALR Collections and Archives

Rebecca Norman — Innovation Consultant, UALR Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center

Kathryn Oliverio — Academic Editor, UALR

Mia Phillips — Communications & Special Projects Coordinator, Office of the Chancellor at UALR

Brad Sims — Instructional Technology Specialist, UALR

Technical writers and editors:

Catherine Guidry — Documentation and Training Specialist, Evergreen Packaging

Joshua Johnson — Technical Writer and Project Manager, Black Oak Analytics

Sarah Kinser — Chief Communications Officer, Arkansas Community Foundation

Diane Lafferty — Data Systems Manager, Pulaski Academy

Brandie Mikesell — Director of Clinical Transformation, UAMS Regional Programs

Heather Murski  — Documentation Team Lead, Euronet Software Solutions

Laura Rakes — Research Associate, UAMS

Shelley Watson — Performance Analyst, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

Melissa Cavazos — Proposal Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

Educators outside of UALR:

Jade Fitch — Reviewer for College of America, Southern New Hampshire University

Krista Kennedy — Associate Professor of Writing & Rhetoric, Syracuse University

Erin Lynch — Junior High Writing Teacher, Nome-Beltz Junior Senior High School

Mialisa Moline — Associate Professor of English, University of Wisconsin- River Falls

Abby Perrine — Part-time Composition Instructor, Pulaski Technical College

Lacey Thacker — Instructor of Writing, University of Central Arkansas

Ph.D. students:

Kelsie Walker — Ph.D. student, Ball State University

Freelance writers and editors:

Elizabeth Hill —  Arkansas women’s historiographer and freelance author

Erin Wood — Self-employed writer and editor, co-owner of Et Alia Press