Sociology and Criminology MA Program

ALUMNI CAREER PLACEMENTS

UNCW Department of Sociology and Criminology enjoys great success in post-graduate placement of alumni in both academic and non-academic careers and appointments. Browse through our table below to view some of the superb positions that our graduate alumni have been able to attain after completing their MA in Sociology and Criminology here at UNCW.

What Can You Do With a Sociology Degree?

INSTRUCTOR

NAME GRADUATION YEAR POSITION
Blair Yates 2015 Instructor, Sociology Kennesaw State
Kristin Godwin 2015 Instructor, Cape Fear Community College & UNCW
Casey Errante 2015 Instructor, Sociology, Cape Fear Community College
Chardon Murray 2013 Instructor, Sociology, Cape Fear Community College, Social and Behavioral Sciences Department & UNCW
Keely Geyer Latterner 2013 Instructor, Sociology, UNCW
Kimberly Lancaster 2011 Instructor, Sociology, Coastal Carolina Community College
Laura Tassinari 2011 Instructor, Sociology, Coastal Carolina Community College & Miller-Motte College
Jessica MacDonald 2010 Instructor, Sociology, Wake Tech Community College
Tina Swanno 2009 Instructor, Criminal Justice, Cape Fear Community College
Katie Gay 2009 Instructor, Sociology, Greenfield Community College
Abigail Reiter 2009 Instructor, Sociology, Wake Technical Community College & UNCW
Raven Bruno 2009 Instructor, Sociology, Cape Fear Community College & UNCW

PHD CANDIDATE

NAME GRADUATION YEAR POSITION
Katie Burnham 2016 Ph.D. Candidate, West Virginia
Sarah Williamson 2015 Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, North Carolina State University
Brian Pitman 2015 Ph.D. Candidate, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Old Dominion University
Travis Michael Kadylak 2014 Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, Michigan State
Samuel Haycraft 2013 J.D. Candidate, Campbell University School of Law
Emily Wetzel 2011 Ph.D. Candidate, University of Cincinnati
Joshua Tuttle 2011 Ph.D. Candidate, George Mason
Desmond Goss 2011 Ph.D. Candidate, Georgia State University
Katie Cooper 2011 Ph.D. Candidate, University of South Florida
Nicholas Chagnon 2010 Ph.D. Candidate, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Miranda Reiter 2009 Ph.D. Candidate, Utah State University
Michelle Deming 2009 Ph.D. Candidate, University of South Carolina

RESEARCH

NAME GRADUATION YEAR POSTION
Rose Domanico 2016 RTI International, Master's Level Survey Specialist 
LaQuana Nicole Askew 2014 Research Associate, Correctional Management Institute of Texas, Sam Houston State University
Amanda Smith 2013 Survey Specialist at RTI International
Robert Hicks 2013 Social Research Assistant, ETEAL, UNCW
Josh Welker 2013 Statistical Analyst, Arizona Supreme Court
Hillary Geen 2013 Research Coordinator, Credo
Melissa Rogan 2012 Project Evaluator/ Evaluation of Cardiac Care Systems (LUCAS) The University of North Dakato Center for Rural Health
Adam Sauls 2012 Independent Review Board, RTP, NC
Lindsey Jeralds 2011 Research Associate, U.S. Sentencing Commission
Emily Brown 2011 Research assistant/project coordinator,3-C Institute, Cary, NC
Kyle Wehmann 2009 Project Consultant, Transform Consulting Group

SOCIAL ISSUE ADVOCACY

NAME GRADUATION YEAR POSITION
Lindsey (Martin) Silverberg 2010 Case Manager, Network for Victim Recovery of DC
Adam Hall 2011 Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator, CARE, UNCW
Elizabeth Lavin 2011 Career and Alumni Coordinator, Training Futures, Northern VA Family Services
Collin McColskey-Leary 2013 Director of Partner Engagement and Pipeline Evaluation at East Durham Children's Initiative (EDCI) 
Jan Brewington 2013 Coordinator, Parents as Teachers, Smart Start of NH County
Kristen Sumpter 2014 FACS County Extension Agent, UGA Family and Consumer Science
Jamie Slominski 2015 Area Director for the Boys and Girls club of Onslow County
Erin O'Donnell 2015 Outreach Coordinator, Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC
Leigh Brazel  2016 Transition Coordinator, Cape Fear Community College
Victoria Eaton 2018 Heath and Sexuality Educator at the Mazzoni Center in Philadelphia

PROFESSIONAL  CRIMINOLOGIST

NAME GRADUATION YEAR POSITION
Samantha (McNeill) Williams 2009 NCDMW License & Theft Bureau
Amanda Long 2009 Financial Crime Analyst, Wells Fargo
Alicia Larkins 2010 Crime analyst, Prince William County Police Department
Kayla (Picotte) Sauls 2012 Research Associate, Office of Indigent Defense Services, NC
LeAnna Attias 2014 Personnel Security Specialist, Department of Defense
Regina Cline 2014 Probation/Parole Officer, New Hanover County Wilmington, NC
Robin Pascoe 2016 Gang Analyst, Wilmington Police Department
Tyler McCarty  2016 U.S. Department of Justice, San Francisco 
Garrett McQueen 2017 Special Agent U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service, San Diego