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Career Outcomes

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Diana Cermak

Professor of Chemistry; Chair of Chemistry

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Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7434

dcermak@​knox.edu

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6 (Of the Many!) Ways Our Grads Are Finding Success After Knox

1. Some are pursuing advanced degrees (50% of chem alumni go to grad or med programs).

  • M.S. in Energy Science and Technology, University of Ulm, Germany. Grace Neubauer '16.
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Michigan. Bradley Musselman '16.
  • Ph.D. in Public Health, University of California-Merced. Jazmine Kenny '16.
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Purdue University. Eve Martinez '15.
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Cornell University. Michael Supej '15.
  • M.D., George Washington University. Shelly Bhanot '14.
  • D.D.S., Marquette University. Dwight Johnson '13.

2. Some go into research and development.

  • Laboratory Technician II, 3M Corporation. Erik Stephenson '15.
  • Chemist, BASF. Brian Paul '13, M.S. 
  • Associate Scientist, MilliporeSigma. Ryan Hoffman '13 & Michael Schroeder '13.
  • Associate Scientist, Abbott. Krystyna Williams '12.
  • Chemist/Technician, Amphastar Pharmaceuticals. Matthew Becker '12.
  • Analytical Chemist, Monsanto. Chelsea Coley '12. 
  • Research Scientist/Engineer, University of Washington Department of Medicine. Zackary Herbst '12.
  • Physical Science Technician in Bio-oils Research, USDA-ARS. Amber John Durham '00.

3. Some practice medicine.

  • Endocrinologist, Endocrine Associates of the Quad Cities. Cory Wilczynski '06, M.D.
  • Sports Medicine Physician, Kaiser Permanente. Brian Ching '05, M.D.
  • Family Medicine Provider, Sunnybrook Clinic. Dorothy Ambrogi Todt '05, M.D.
  • Vascular Surgeon, Charleston, SC. Tahlia Weis Sadoski '02, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Diagnostic Radiologist, Cleveland Clinic. Paulette Lebda '01, M.D.
  • Nurse, US Army. Captain Iris Randall Evans '01, M.S.
  • Neurotologist, Indiana University Hospitals. Rick Nelson '00, M.D./Ph.D.
  • Anesthesiologist, Evanston Hospital. Todd Novak '99, M.D.
  • OB/GYN, Dreyer Medical Clinic. Natalie Brown Roche '98, M.D.
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, ORA Orthopedics, P.C. Shawn Wynn, M.D. '97. 

4. Some are project leaders in advanced research and development.

  • Senior Scientist, Merck. Justin Newman '11, Ph.D.
  • Scientist-Analytical Technologies Unit R&D, Teva Pharmaceuticals. Effrat Fayer '11, Ph.D.
  • Senior Scientist R&D, UOP. Leigh Abrams '08, Ph.D.
  • Principal Research Associate, Moderna Therapeutics. Jessica Bauer Cheney '08.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Microbiology, University of New Mexico. Ara Kooser '97, Ph.D.
  • Principal Engineer, Exponent. Trey Morrison '96, Ph.D.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Alfred Wooten '96, Ph.D.

5. Some are educators.

  • Earth Science and Chemistry Teacher, Legend High School, CO. Jenna Butler '15.
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of North Georgia. Ryan Meier, Ph.D. '07.
  • Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine-Pediatric Residency Program, Medical College of Wisconsin. Stephen Malcom '02, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California-San Diego. Tse Nga Ng '00, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois-Chicago. Laura Anderson '00, Ph.D.
  • Science Content Specialist IV, ACT Exam Institute. Greg Hanson '00, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Chemistry Education, Eastern Michigan University. Amy Flanagan Johnson '98, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Barnard College. Mary Sever '97, Ph.D.
  • Dean, College of Pharmacy, Washington State University. Gary Pollack '79, Ph.D.

6. Some go into management and other leadership roles.

  • Product Manager, BASF. Aaron Thornton '06, Ph.D.
  • Project Manager, Information Technology Administration, NCAA. Geoff Ziegler '03.
  • Global Technical Account Manager, Bostik. Cory Bausch '02, Ph.D. 
  • Senior Manager of Corporate Strategy, Novelis Corporation. Robert J. Davies '00.
  • Senior Manager of Customer Experience, Cole-Parmer. Jaime Schaub Robles '98, M.B.A.
  • Vice President, Bellicum Pharmaceuticals. Joseph Senesac '92.
  • Chairman & CEO, ShortStay Global LLC. Johnson M. Kachidza '89, M.B.A. 
  • Director of Global Biological Development and Analytical Development, Bayer HealthCare. Eric Helgeson '75.

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