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Alumni in Anthropology and Sociology

Study in anthropology and sociology prepares students for a wide variety of careers. Knox anthropology-sociology graduates have pursued successful careers in business (including many CEO's and business owners), law, medicine, education, museum work, social services, non-governmental organizations, public office, communications, and many other diverse fields.

Here's a sample of some of the Knox alumni who have majored in anthropology and sociology:

Peace Corps Volunteer, Paraguay, Caleb P. Thompson '14.
Financial Analyst, Founders Asset Management, Denver, CO, Jennifer E. Marlar Graham '98.
Freelance Photojournalist, Karachi, Pakistan, Farah Ahed '07.
Associate Judge, Lake County, Hawthorn Woods, IL, Joseph V. Salvi '88.
President & CEO, Ruth Lilly Health Education Center, Indianapolis, IN, Joyce M. Hertko '82.
Director of Alumni Programs, Knox College, Carol Jo Brown '99.
Senior VP and General Counsel, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., La Jolla, CA, Marcea Bland Lloyd '68.
Editor, Platte County Record-Times, Wheatland, WY, Whitney T. Helm '11.
Senior Science Writer, National Renewable Energy, Louisville, CO, William J. Scanlon '72.
Associate Vice President, Catholic Charities, Lake Bluff, IL, Maureen McGarrity Murphy '76.
Postdoctoral Researcher in Evolutionary Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, Nandini 
Singh '02.
Lieutenant Colonel, US Army War College Fellow, Texas AM, College Station, Texas. Julian Bond '91.
Labor Union Organizer, United Food & Commercial Workers, Houston, TX, Jessica E. Ramirez-Maldonado '05.
Professor of Pediatrics, Bastyr University, Seattle, Washington, Sheila Litwin Kingsbury '90.
Archeologist, Metcalf Archeological Consultants, Inc., Cortez, Colorado, Carole Graham '86.
President and CEO, Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, Davenport, Iowa. David Green '81.
AmeriCorps Volunteer, Chicago, IL, Brittanie N. Corner '14.
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, Carolyn Hough '98.
Graduate Student in Environmental Engineering, Portland State University, Hillsboro, OR, Lauriane G. Wales '11.
Sales and Marketing Intern, IT History Society, Niles, IL, Christopher J. McNichols '14.
Fullbright Teaching Fellow, New Delhi, India, Joanna L. Stack '11.
Director of Human Resources, Hawthorne Credit Union, Naperville, IL, Florence Giannola Botbol '83.
Labor Counsel, Tribune Company, Chicago, IL, Timothy Fair '84.
Graduate Student in Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Eva S. Marley, '13.
Owner, Prairie Family Therapy, Naperville, IL, Valerie A. Jencks '84.
University Registrar, The College of William and Mary, Hampton, VA, Sara L. Marchello '84.
Attorney, Law Offices of Te-Hina Ickes, Wahiawa, HI, Te-Hina T. Ickes '03.
Senior Outreach and Training Coordinator, Chicago Children's Advocacy Center, Julia M. Strehlow '07.
Law Student, University of Saint Thomas, Minneapolis, MN, Emily L. Sitnick, '07.
Counselor, Cook County Juvenile Detention, Chicago, IL, Donald P. Moore '07.
Research Executive, RS Consulting, Eugene, OR, Slavka P. Kabakchieva '01.
Associate Registrar for Exhibitions, Whitney Museum of American Art, Forest Hills, NY, Melissa J. Cohen '00.
Sports Information Director, Saint Xavier University, Tinley Park, IL , Robert P. Huizenga '01.
Occupational Therapist, Signature Healthcare, Clarksville, TN, Laura F. Pilcher Payne '03.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Law, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN, Geraldine M. Hendrix-Sloan '98.
Artist, Self-Employed, Westfield, IN, Diana Whittenberger Wright '92.
Physician, Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center, Chicago, IL, John C. Ciaccio '93.
Children's Protective Service Specialist, Michigan Dept. of Human Services, Chelsea, MI, Karen Eves Findlay '93.
President, Civic Federation, Oak Park, IL, Laurence J. Msall '84.
Owner, Liberty Machinery Company, Glenview, IL, Peter C. Sonneborn '86.
Director of Education, National Assoc. Catholic Chaplains, Saint Louis, MO, Susanne A. Chawszczewski '87.
Graduate Student in Social Sciences, University of Chicago, Joshua R. Tatro '13.
Associate Professor of Sociology, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Eric Miller '86.
Probation Officer, Lake County, IL, Rachel L. Goldstein '11.
Communications & Data Management Specialist, Portland Housing Center, Portland, OR, Sarah R. Forsythe '09.
Special Gifts Officer, Knox College, Amanda M. Chavero '09.
Software Developer, Spotlite, Chicago, IL, Graham A. Troyer-Joy '08.
Product Analyst, The HON Company, Blue Grass, IA, Amanda Wollrab Archer '12.
Social Service Worker, Department of Children & Family Services, Galesburg, IL, Stephanie N. Spahr '08.
Athletic Event Manager, American Liver Foundation, Oak Park, IL, Emily E. Jensen '08.
Policy Associate, Chicago Jobs Council, Chicago, IL, Angela M. Bailey '08.
Graduate Program Coordinator, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Queenie Kravitz '76.
Marketing Coordinator, APP Design, Schaumburg, IL, Sarah A. Koenig '07.
Peace Corps Volunteer, Azerbaijan, Whitney M. Bey '07.
Preservation Specialist, Arizona State Univ. Libraries, Chandler, AZ, Suzanne M. Morgan '06.
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, Beloit College, Beloit, WI, Erick M. West '05.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, Emily E. McKendry-Smith '05.
College Counselor/Spanish Teacher, Rowe-Clark Math & Science Academy, Chicago, IL, Maria L. Luna, '05.
Press Secretary, Dr. Leland Yee, CA State Senate, Sacramento, CA, Daniel S. Lieberman '05.
Special Education Teacher, Southland College Prep Charter, Chicago, IL, Margaret C. Huizenga '05.
Assistant Director of College Counseling, Latin School of Chicago, IL, Mary C. O'Malley '04.
Investigator, Chicago Police Department, Chicago, Illinois. Nichelle Fraction '92.
Knowledge Management Specialist, Pew Charitable Trusts, Arlington, VA, Shawn M. Fielding '97.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Park Ridge, IL, Ginger L. Pennington, '97.
Senior Research Associate, Amcol International, Glen Ellyn, IL, Gregory G. Plutko '98.
Assistant Professor of English, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, Mark D. Baumgartner '99.
Attorney, Cook County Public Defender, Chicago, IL, Presita R. May West '97.
Director of Development & Communication, Evanston Art Center, Winnetka, IL, Paula Barrow Danoff '77.
Program Manager of Criminal Justice, Austin Peay State University, Dover, TN, Thomas R. O'Connor '77.
Senior Director of Public Affairs, Texas Pharmacy Association, Austin, TX, Kristie A. Zamrazil '77.
Managing Director at Cabrera Capital Markets, Chicago, Brian King '86.
Health Care Consultant, Austin, Texas, Kristie Zamrazil '77.
Professor of Nursing, Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, Illinois, Jan Lundeen '78.
Deputy Chief of Party, Mali Out of School Youth Project, Education Development Cener, Mali, Adwoa Atta-Krah '06.
Principal, ROWVA School District 208, Oneida, IL, Nancy Rylander Hroziencik '78.
Librarian, Stone & Webster Engrg. Corp., Lynn, MA, Jonathan Rosenthal, '79.
Director of Policy/Legal Counsel, NC School Boards Association, Cary, NC, Allison Brown Schafer '79.
Youth Treatment Specialist, Asian American Recovery Ser. Inc, San Francisco, CA, Sabrena A. Taylor '79.
Anthropology Professor, Hobart & William Smith College, Geneva, NY, Jeffrey D. Anderson '80.
Professor of Sociology & Director Graduate Studies, University of Delaware, Wilmington, DE, Anne E. Bowler '80.
Area Senior Vice President, Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., Glen Ellyn, IL, Scott Baldwin '81.
Registered Nurse, University of Washington, Lynnwood, WA, Laurel E. Zimmerman '80.
Manager of Marketing & PR, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Evansville, WI, Sharon A. Cybart '81.
Senior Marketing Executive, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Northfield, IL, Christine C. Shillestad '81.
Research Associate, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL, Karli E. White '81.
Attorney-Immigration & Nationalization, Eisenberg & Associates, Cape Town, South Africa, Gary S. Eisenberg '88.
National Marketing Director, Nerium International, Irvine, CA, Nancy Kim Kang '88.
Pastor, Windsor Community UMC, Windsor, CA, Laurie Padgett McHugh '88.
Human Relations Director, Owens Corning, Parker, CO, Jennifer M. Payne-Alonso '88.
Chief Operating Officer, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berg Law Firm, New Lenox, IL, Wirt, Sally M., 1990
Attorney, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, IL, April J. Morgan '04.
Assosciate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Western Illinois University, Patrick J. W. McGinty, '92.
Minister, Sunningvale Community Church, Burnaby, BC, Canada, Thomas J. Mulder '78.
Relationship Manager, JP Morgan Chase, Hampshire, IL, Michelle M. Meyer '92.
Co-Founder, BrightStar Home Care, Waukegan, IL, John D. Sun '92
Business Intelligence Analyst, Organic Valley, La Farge, WI, Kevin R. Kihslinger '99.
Life Enrichment Coordinator, Brookdale Senior Living, Fitchburg, WI, Heather M. Smithson Forney '01.
Professor of Anthropology, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN. Carolyn Anderson, '73
Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies, University of Delaware, Ann Bowler '80.
Graduate Assistant Coordinator, Art & Learning Center, University of Maryland, Pamela Hernandez '02.
Technical Product Specialist at Trapeze Group, Spokane, Washington, William Boston, '81.
Senior Partner and Founder, Usitex Immigrant Processing and Personnel Services, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin. Glen Mandel, '81.
Program Evaluator, Chicago Child Trauma Center, Vicky Rompala '05.
Head Football Coach, Antioch Community High School, Brian Glashagel, '94.
Medical Social Worker, Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois, Sumi Choe, '94.
Lead Youth Worker, Lutheran Social Services, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Maria Polk '97.
Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and Indian Religions, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY, Rachana Rao 
Umashankar, '04

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