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Career Outcomes


James Mountjoy

Associate Professor and Chair of Biology

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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A Knox biology education opens doors to many possible futures for our graduates.

Some are researchers...

  • Ruth Olech '98, Assistant Scientist, Pfizer, Inc. Groton, Connecticut.
  • Gregory Bradley '90, Research Scientist, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Illinois.
  • Denis Baylor '61, Professor of Neurobiology, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, California; Member, National Academy of Sciences
  • Sean Kahrhoff '97, Wildlife Biologist, Portland, Oregon

Some go into medicine (for you or your pet!)...

  • Sasha Murphy '11, Optometrist, Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Kathleen Cathey '90. Family Nurse Practitioner, Deming Primary Care Clinic, Deming, New Mexico.
  • Steven Etheridge '83, Veterinarian, Stephenson Veterinary Hospital, Rockford, Illinois.
  • Alison Snyder-Warwick '00, Pediatric Plastic Surgeon, St. Louis, Missouri

Some go to graduate or medical school...

  • Stephanie Lashway '12, Graduate Student, PhD program in Epidemiology, University of Arizona.
  • Shaunak Mulani '12, Medical Student, George Washington University.
  • James Lichtenstein '14, Graduate Student, PhD program, Ecology and Evolution, University of Pittsburg.
  • Cheng Cheng '13, Graduate Student, PhD program in Molecular Biology, Washington University, St. Louis.

Some go into education...

  • Joshua Hamer '00, Biology and Chemistry Teacher, Sandwich High School, Sandwich, Illinois.
  • Erma Selser '89, Lab Instructor, Grand View College, Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Chris Carpeneter, '00, Middle School Science, Lombard Middle School, Galesburg, Illinois.

And others find success in other fields...

  • Nyerere Billups '99, Associate Director, Early Development and Project Management, Office for Janssen: A Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson, San Francisco, California.
  • J. Randall Cox '88, Attorney/Partner, Feldman, Wasser, Draper & Benson, Springfield, Illinois.
  • Paul Crawford '96, Development Director, Alzheimer's Association, Wes Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Joan Masover '74, Investment Advisor, IPAM-FWG, Fairfield, Iowa

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