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Department of English
University of Mississippi

Where Are Our Alumni Working

Our ENGLISH graduates work in the following fields/professions:

Business and Finance:

Senior Accountant, Ernst and Young
VP of Business Development/Senior Mortgage Banker, PMAC Lending Services, Inc
Vice President, BankPlus
President/CEO, Financial Federal Bank
Senior Treasury Management Consultant, Wells Fargo
Senior VP, First Commercial Bank
Associate Wealth Management Advisor, Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisor, Raymond James
Owner, Sledge & Company
Sr VP/ Securities Broker, Morgan Keegan & Co.
President, Mississippi Title Group
Attorney, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MS
Regional Sales Vice President, Brighthouse Financial Strategic Planning Specialist, Nasdaq
President, Peachtree Investment Solutions
Marketing Associate, Sysco
Technical Writer, FedEx
World wide Act. Mgr., FedEx
Partnerships & Marketing Operations Manager, WeWork VP of Business Development, Freeman Company
Senior Leader, Product Management, CoreLogic Manager, Deloitte
Owner, Square Books
Business Manager, Dillard’s
Senior Operations Specialist, Amazon
Owner, Southern Lifestyle Properties
Senior Vice President, Design, Land’s End
President, The McGinnis Lumber Company
CFO, Walker Automotive
Owner, J. E. Neilson Company
District Manager, Old Navy
Self-employed Designer
Supervisor, Ruffalo Noel Levitz
Sales Manager, Fat Possum Records
Social Strategist Coordinator, BAM! Social Business Bookseller, White Whale Bookstore
Account Executive, LexisNexis
Senior Proposal Writer, WorkingBuildings
Branch Manager, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Managing Principal, CrownPoint Business Developers Real Estate Agent, Crye-Leike
IT Help Desk Manager, Sak’s

Arts & Media:

Global Communications Coordinator, Vera Wang Account Executive, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Photographer, Gil Ford Photography
Artist Glennray Tutor
Owner, Woods Studio and DJ Service Producer/Director, Passage Film
Museum Registrar, Buffalo Bill’s Historical Ctr. Actor, Lincoln Ctr. of Performing Ar
Music Producer, Pete’s Room
Musician, Widespread Panic
Writer, Editor, Artist, Portico Magazine
Acting Executive Director and COO, Mississippi Public Broadcast Exec VP, Corporate Communications, Viacom/Nickelodeon Production coordinator/assistant editor, National Geographic Founder, Side Hustle
Publishing Assistant, Post Hill Press
Senior Trade Representative, W. W. Norton & Co. Inc. Self-employed Screenwriter
Author Greg Iles
Associate Editor, Nautilus Publishing Company
Editorial Assistant –, NBC
National Reporter, NBC News
Songwriter, Riser House Pubishing
Coordinator of Operations, Worldwide Post Production, Netflix Technical Director, Fox 10 News
Photographer, Mud and Magnolias Magazine Page Designer/Columnist, Gannett
Editorial Assistant, Simon and Schuster
Food Writer, The Indianapolis Star
Copy Chief, Southern Living Magazine
In-Marketing Strategist, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau President/General Manager, WAPT-TV
Senior Vice President, Burson Campaigns
Author Susan Vaught
Editor of The Globe & American in London
Sports Writer, North Ms Daily Journal
Co-Publisher/Editor, San Francisco Bay Times
Publisher, The Clarion-Ledger
Associate Editor, Travel Weekly
Freelance Writer, San Francisco Magazine
Vice Chairman, W.W. Norton & Co.
Associate Publicist, HarperCollins Publishers


349 teachers and administrators in K-12, some examples include:
Teacher, Webster Elementary
Teacher, Cherokee High School
Librarian, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Sch.
Community Relations, Jackson Public Schools
Journalism Teacher, Oxford High School
Speech Language Pathologist, DeSoto County Schools Teacher, Jackson Prep
Teacher, Ocean Springs High School
Lead Math Teacher, Chicago Public Schools
School Counselor, North Forrest High School
News and Media Content Analyst, Shelby County Schools Theatre teacher, Hernando High School
English instructor, Hinds Community College
English faculty, Colorado State University-Global Campus
Faculty in Applied Legal Analysis and Writing, Penn State
Director of Financial Aid, Arkansas Baptist College
Faculty in Academic Literacy and Linguistics, City University of New York and Founder/CEO of Wiseman Language Arts
Faculty, Tulane University
Program Specialist – Student-Athlete Development, UConn
Lawyer, University of Michigan
Digital Media Specialist, University of Texas Athletics
Faculty, Northwest Community College
Manager of Compliance Education, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Director of Student Union, University of Mississippi
Senior Director of Development, Christian Brothers University
Faculty, Portland Community College
Legal Career Counselor, University of Houston
Teacher, Coahoma Community College
Director of Student Services, Penn State Dickinson School of Law
Student Activities Coordinator, MGCCC
Dean, College of Design, University of Kentucky
Physician/Attorney, Yale Child Studies Center
Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University
Executive Director, Advancement Communications and Marketing, Tulane University
CEO, Barksdale Reading Institute
Law Faculty, Wake Forest
Faculty, Annenberg School of Communications
Faculty, University of Wisconsin
Faculty, Duke University
Branch Manager, Greenville County Library System
Librarian, Brooklyn Public Library


Senior Satellite Network Manager, US Army
Librarian, Ms Dept of Archives & History
Legislative Correspondent, United States Senate
Director of Programs, Mississippi Department of Human Services Health Policy Fellow, Office of US Senator Thad Cochran
Chief Administrative Officer, Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission Chief of Staff, Governor Phil Bryant
Assistant United States Attorney
Congressman Floyd Spence
Prime Minister of Dominica
Foreign Service Office, Department of State
Attorney General, MS Band of Choctaw Indians
Attorney, Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Associate Director Governance, United States Commission On Ocean Policy Administrator & Counsel, Mississippi Supreme Court
Diplomat, US Department of State
Executive Director, North Central Planning and Development District
Dir of Special Projects, Grand Bahama Port Authority Lt
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Pentagon
Public Affairs Officer, US Navy GITMO


Federal Appellate Judge
District Attorney
Assistant Public Defender
Circuit Court Judge
Attorneys at top MS firms such as, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Balch & Bingham, Baker Donelson, Burr & Forman, Butler Snow, Daniel Coker Horton & Bell
Senior Coordinator, Business Development & Marketing Operations, Baker Botts (top firm)
Legal Fellow, National Sea Grant Law Center
Attorney, King & Spalding (top firm)


Physician, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Resident, University of Kentucky Surgeon, Beaumont Bone and Joint Institute
Researcher, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Physician, Oregon Science & Health, Department of Dermatology Research Interviewer, MD Anderson Cancer Center Communications Specialist, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Nurse, Greenwood Leflore Hospital
Attorney, LifePoint Health
Manager of Residential Services, The Baddour Center
Director of Gift Planning and Development, UT Health San Antonio Dentist, Patrick Ballard Dentistry
OB-GYN, Jackson Healthcare For Women


Educational Coordinator, Family Resource Center of North Mississippi Development Research Analyst, Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation Owner, Welsh Psychological Services
Director of Communications, United Way of Northeast Mississippi
Pastor, United Methodist Church
Drug and Alcohol Counselor, LIFECORE Health Group
Social Worker, Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services Regional Support Coordinator/Event Coordinator, Military OneSource Owner/Therapist, Magnolia Counseling Center & Services
Programming Director, United Methodist Hour
Human Resources Director, Indep. Presbyterian Church
President, Intermark Language Services
Strategic Partnerships Associate, Human Trafficking Institute
Project Officer, Mississippi State Veterans Affair Board
Primary Literacy Promoter, Peace Corps
Chief of Museums and External Relations, Galveston Historical Foundation Director of-Development, Jackson Symphony Orchestra
Script Consultant, Manhattan Theater Club
Programming Coordinator, Austin Music Network
Digital Marketing Coordinator, Nashville Sports Council
Field Interviewer, Natl. Labor Relations Bd.
Head of Speaker Management Division, Executive Speakers Bureau Deputy Director, Government Affairs Division, Mississippi Manufacturers Association
Deputy Executive Director, Mississippi Republican Party
Senior National Consultant, American Heart Association
Executive Director Foundation Services, UM Foundation
Senior VP, National Cable Tv Association

Science and IT:

Engineering Recruiter, Aerotek
Director, Industrias W de Mexico S.A. de C.V.
Public Relations, Florida Power & Light Company
Senior Communicative Specialist, Entergy Services
Quality Engineering Manager, Eaton Aerospace
Attorney/VP&Gen.Counsel For Contracts, Raytheon Aerospace
Marketing & Communications Coordinator, North Carolina Information Data Senior Sales Executive, Netscore Technologies
Senior Development Editor, Macmillan Learning
Sr Specialist-Quality Assurance, C-Spire
Strategic Renewals Account Manager, VMware
Manager of IT Technical Product Support, CoreLogic | FNC
Senior Director of Content Development, LexisNexis
Product Manager, Sprint Communications
Vice President, State and Local Government Relations, SAP
Senior Publications Specialist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Director Financial Planning and Analysis, Atara Biotherapeutics

Hospitality, Recreation, Personal Services:

VIP Agent, Harrah’s
President, Maximum Hospitality / MH Partners
Casino Operations Supervisor, Caesars Entertainment Corporation Senior VP Marketing and Business Development, New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans
Executive Chef, The Clubhouse at Audubon Park
Owner, Hal and Mal’s Restaurant
Manager of Digital Marketing and Communications, Albany Tourism and Visitor’s Bureau
Guest Relations Coordinator, The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
Regional Marketing Project Manager, Harrah’s Entertainment Tunica Corporate Trainer, Corporate Trainer
VP, North Delta Area Agcy. on Aging
Education and Outreach, Eudora Welty House