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Career Outcomes


Konrad Hamilton

Associate Professor & Chair of American Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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

1. Some work in libraries and museums.

  • Librarian, Lincoln Library, Springfield, Illinois. Stephanie Martin '09. 
  • Library Assistant, Princeton Public Library, Princeton, Indiana. Brian King '08.
  • Assistant Curator of Western Art, History and Culture, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana. Johanna Blume '07.
  • Operations Coordinator, Harvard University Archives, Boston, Massachusetts. Sharyn Nolan '96.

2. Some work in education.

  • Corps Member, City Year, Los Angeles, California. Nora McGinn '14.
  • Program Leader, Richmond District Neighborhood Center, San Francisco, California. Samuel Sowl '07. 
  • Social Studies Teacher and Head Football Coach, Glenbrook High School, Glenview, Illinois. David Schoenwetter '98. 
  • Assistant Professor, Endicott College, Beverly, Massachusetts. Matthew Pustz '90.
  • Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Externships, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois. Cynthia Wilson '82.

3. Some work in business and management.

  • Digital Marketing Coordinator, Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee. Laura Pochodylo '14. Principal Consultant, RPS GaiaTech, Chicago, Illinois. Colleen Bohlin '05,
  • Associate General Counsel/Senior VP, JPMorgan Chase, Chicago, Illinois. Reid Broda '94. 
  • Vice President and Director, Faculty Development and Grant Programs, Associated College of the Midwest, Chicago, Illinois. Brian Williams '86. 
  • CEO, Forward Foods, Norman, Oklahoma. Patrick Muldoon '82.

4. Many have found success in other fields.

  • Chief of Police, Milan Police Department, Milan, Illinois. Shawn Johnson '94. 
  • Naturopathic Physician, Seattle, Washington. Sheila Kingsbury '90. 
  • Environmentalist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, Illinois. Marcia Damato '87.
  • Programmer, Atlas Tool & Die Works, Lyons, Illinois. Richard Welge '79.

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