By studying philosophy, you learn to analyze abstract ideas, argue logically, and confirm or challenge a thesis. These skills have proven highly effective in graduate programs and professional schools as well as in business. Among alumni who majored in philosophy are the following:
Vice President, The Northern Trust Company, Chicago. Daniel Barron '71.
Professor of Philosophy, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Donald Verene '59.
President, Alliant International University. Geoffrey Cox '77.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, XOR, Inc. Chicago, Illinois. Philip Garrison '87.
Executive Advertiser, Icon, Coralville, Iowa. Adam E. Robinson '97.
Public Defender, State of Connecticut, New Have, Connecticut. Joan Leonard '66.
Editor, Indonesia Publications, Lanham-Seabrook, Missouri. John MacDougall '81.
Law Student, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Joel Christensen '06. Political Science and Philosophy major.
Deputy Director, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Springfield. William Seith '81.
Associate Professor, Population Health Program and John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre, University of Alberta, Canada. Laura Shanner '86.
Director, Bureau of Education Services, University of Georgia, Athens. Michael Short '73.
President, Hyperl/O, LLC Storage, Boulder, Colorado. Thomas West '74.
Retired Senior Vice President Ombudsman, McDonald’s Corporation, Oak Brook, Illinois. John Cooke '52.
Media Relations Manager, Office of Public Relations, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois. Peter Bailley '74.
A Knox College graduate and vice president of development at the Greater Peoria Business Alliance, Jim Lynch is among the young leaders recognized by InterBusiness Issues magazine.
Known for his plain, direct translations of ancient works, the scholar meets with students and reads from his translations of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.
In Knox College classroom visits and a lecture, John Hooper of The Economist magazine and The Guardian newspaper describes some of his experiences covering news in Spain, Italy, and elsewhere.