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Associate Professor & Chair of Computer Science

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Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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

Some are pursuing their education...

  • Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University. Deyu Han '16.
  • Graduate Student - Computer Science Ph.D., University of Illinois. Emily Hastings '16.
  • Ph.D. Student, Washington University - St. Louis. Evan M. Balzuweit '14.

Some work in software engineering and design...

  • Associate Software Developer, Applied Systems. Adrian Chavez '17.
  • Software Engineer, Microsoft. Lauren Harris '14.
  • Software Engineer, IBM. Kathleen Chalas '13.
  • Senior Software Developer, Adobe. Ellie Poley '10.
  • Software Engineer, Yammer, Inc. Ojaswirajanya Thebe '09.
  • Associate Solution Architect, Front End Web Development, KPIT. Yvonne I. Ramirez Takane '08.
  • Senior Technical Architect, AHEAD. Michael Caplan '06.

Some work with information technology and communication...

  • Senior Technical Consultant, Perficient. Avinab Rajbhandary '14.
  • Senior Production Engineer, SAP Fieldglass. Mary E. Brennan '13.
  • Director Of Digital Services, Infobase. Chris Plapp '02.

Some take on leadership positions...

  • Owner, Clik Entertainment, LLC. Matthew Klich '15.
  • CEO and Co-Founder, Ona Systems Inc. Matthew Berg '00.
  • Founder/CEO/CFO/President, Craig Technologies. Carol Craig '89.
  • VP Special Projects/IT Supervisor and Social Media Coordinator, Scientific Device Laboratory. Steven Lipton '88.
  • President and Founder, ICEX, and Professor, Boston University School of Management. Richard Swanborg '76.

Some go into education...

  • High School Teacher, College Station High School. Christopher Watson '13.
  • Assistant Professor, Southwestern University. Carin Perilloux '03.
  • Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Yaa Akosa Antwi '02.
  • Associate Professor of Mathematics, Transylvania University. Ryan Stuffelbeam '98.
  • Associate Professor of Economics, Elmira College. Mariam Khawar Spear '91.

And some have found success in other fields...

  • Head of Healthcare Informatics and Population Health Management (ASEAN & Pacific), Philips. Fernando Javier Erazo '01.
  • Program Management, COO Office, Bloomberg LP. Nikhil Krishnaswamy '00.
  • Director of Fiscal Operations, Millikin University. Ruby Brase '88.

One even co-wrote the BASIC programming language.

  • Co-author, BASIC Programming Language and Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Dartmouth University. Thomas Kurtz '50.

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Top Employers of Computer Science Alumni

  1. Knox College
  2. Caterpillar Inc.
  3. Epic Systems
  4. Inc.
  5. Intel Corporation
  6. Accenture PLC


Computer Science Alumni Working in Related Field

Top Job Titles of Computer Science Alumni

  1. Software Engineer
  2. Software Developer
  3. Director of Engineering
  4. Technical Consultant
  5. Assistant Professor
  6. Director of Information Systems


Estimated Salary of Alumni with Computer Science Degrees

Top Occupations of Computer Science Alumni

  1. Software Developers
  2. Computer Support Specialists
  3. Computer Systems Managers
  4. Computer Systems Analysts
  5. Postsecondary Teachers
  6. Chief Executives
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