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Konrad Hamilton

Associate Professor & Chair of American Studies

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Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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4 (of the many) ways our grads are finding success after Knox

Some work in libraries and museums...

  • Librarian, Lincoln Library. Stephanie Martin '09. Springfield, Illinois.
  • Assistant Curator of Western Art, History and Culture, Eiteljorg Museum. Johanna Blume '07. Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Operations Coordinator, Harvard University Archives. Sharyn Nolan '96. Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Head Librarian, River Forest Library. Dawn Bussey '88. Wheaton, Illinois.

Some work in business and management...

  • Founder, Cat's Cradle Creative. Laura Pochodylo '14.
  • Principal Consultant, RPS GaiaTech. Colleen Bohlin '05. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Associate General Counsel/Senior VP, JPMorgan Chase. Reid Broda '94. Chicago, Illinois. 
  • Vice President and Director, Faculty Development and Grant Programs, Associated College of the Midwest. Brian Williams '86. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Vice President, Bankers Life and Casualty. Stewart Hoelscher '86. Naperville, Illinois.
  • CEO, Forward Foods. Patrick Muldoon '82. Norman, Oklahoma.

Some work in education...

  • Fourth Grade Social Studies, Science, and Literacy Teacher, District of Columbia Public Schools. Nora McGinn '14.
  • Case Manager, Richmond District Neighborhood Center. Samuel Sowl '07. San Francisco, California.
  • Social Studies Teacher and Head Football Coach, Glenbrook High School. David Schoenwetter '98. Glenview, Illinois.
  • Lecturer in American Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston. Matthew Pustz '90.
  • Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Externships, Northwestern University School of Law. Cynthia Wilson '82. Chicago, Illinois.

And many have found success in other fields...

  • Tour Coordinator, Redfin. Brian King '08.
  • Contract/Commercial Surety Admin, IMA of Kansas, Inc. Ashley Gordon '03. Topeka, Kansas.
  • Senior Partner, Harter & Schottland, P.C. Jeremiah Harter '98. Round Lake Beach, Illinois.
  • Chief of Police, Milan Police Department. Shawn Johnson '94. Milan, Illinois.
  • Naturopathic Physician. Sheila Kingsbury '90. Seattle, Washington.
  • Environmentalist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Marcia Damato '87. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Programmer, Atlas Tool & Die Works. Richard Welge '79. Lyons, Illinois.

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American Studies Alumni Working in Related Field

Top Occupations of American Studies Alumni

  1. Personal Service Managers
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Operations Managers
  4. Lawyers
  5. Secondary School Teachers
  6. Education Administrators


Estimated Salary of Alumni with American Studies Degrees

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Printed on Thursday, October 21, 2021