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 double-major in English literature and gender and women's studies, she walks in the footsteps of James Joyce and other writers, gaining a better understanding of them and their work.
Exchange students spend a day on the Knox campus, learning about the College's history and interacting -- often in German -- with Knox students.
Knox College has been named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, in recognition of community service, service learning and civic engagement.