Doctoral Alumni and Placements

The Department of Linguistics Graduate Program has an enviable record of graduate job placements.


We commend these graduates for their scholarly and career achievements, and acknowledge the UC Davis linguistics faculty advisor for each.



Claire Henderson:

Marinka Swift: Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE), University of Denver

Peter Torres: Assistant Professor, Department of English, Arizona State University


Ludmila Ciochina: Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain


Lisa Gonzalves: Assistant Principal, Fremont Adult and Continuing Education

Glen Heinrich-Wallace: Senior Scientist, Human Resources Research Organization 

Zoey Liu: Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics and Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, University of Florida

Ryan Redmond: A1 Chatbot Designer, JustAnswer; University of North Texas, Japanese instructor

Yuxiang Wang: Associate Professor, School of Foreign Studies, Wenzhou University 


Caitlin Green


Michelle Cohn: Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Linguistics, UC Davis

Kelly Corcoran: Edison Analytics, Business Analyst

William Dyer: Language Engineer, Amazon Web Services

Emily Moline: Senior Curriculum Designer, Duolingo

Gabriella Antonella Notarianni-Burk: Lecturer in Italian, Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics, UC Santa Cruz

Anna Reznik: Developer Relations Specialist, Apple


Katherine Evans: Lecturer, UC Santa Barbara Writing Program

Christopher Graham: Senior Language Engineer, Welocalize

Renee Kemp: Research Data Specialist, California Department of Public Health

    Daniel MoglenEducation and Training Specialist, UC Davis Health

    Lajos Szoboszlai: Linguist and Language Instructor, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria; Adjunct Professor, Department of Native American Studies, Sonoma State University


    Laurel Lawyer: Senior Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex (UK)

    Lewis Lawyer: Reference Systems Manager, Cambridge University Press

    Dan Villarreal: Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Pittsburgh


    Serena Williams:


    Deborah Cates: President, National Association for Interpreters in Education; Sign Language Coordinator, Iowa School for the Deaf

    Grant Eckstein: Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, Brigham Young University

    Kristen Greer: Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, Washington University in St. Louis

    Cory Holland: Senior Linguist, Appen

    Miki Mori: Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, Centre Universitaire de Mayotte

    Brian Slocum : Professor, College of Law, Florida State University


    Emily Feuerherm: Associate Professor of Linguistics, Department of Language & Communication, University of Michigan, Flint; Director of the Bridge Program and TESOL Certificate Program

    Ariel Loring: Writing Specialist, Writing Support Center in the Academic Assistance and Tutoring Centers, UC Davis


    Li-fen Lin: Assistant Professor, Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University

    Brandon Loudermilk: Director of Data Science & Engineering, Spiceworks Ziff Davis

    Heather Sturman: Writing Specialist, Writing Support Center in the Academic Assistance and Tutoring Centers, UC Davis

    Christy Taylor: Lecturer, University of the Sunshine Coast (Queensland, Australia)


    Duane Leonard: Professor of English as a Second Language (ESL), Sacramento City College


    Lisa Bonnici: English Language Development (ELD) Coordinator, Green Dot Public Schools California

    Michael Grosvald: Associate Professor, Department of English Literature and Linguistics, Qatar University

    Ann Kelleher: Small-Business Owner

    Sze-wei Liao: Language Learning Specialist, Global English

    Dionne Soares Palmer: Curriculum Designer, Cambly Inc.


    Yuriko Miyamoto Caltabiano: Lecturer in Japanese, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

    Vineeta Chand: Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, University of Essex (UK)

    Tammy Gales: Associate Professor of Linguistics, Department of Comparative Literature, Languages, and Linguistics, Hofstra University


    Kristina de Korsak: Assistant Professor, School of Education, Sonoma State University

    Paul McPherron: Professor of Applied Linguistics, Department of English, Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY)