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Professor Gina Franco and students in an English Literature class.

Career Outcomes

Department Chair

Chad Simpson

Associate Professor & Chair of English

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7408

csimpson@​knox.edu

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

Some are pursuing their education...

  • Grad Student in English Literature, University of Chicago. Livia Mexias '16.
  • Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan. Rebecca Hixon '16. Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Graduate Student, University of Pittsburgh. Gabrielle Rajerison '14. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Graduate Student, University of Iowa. Allison White '14. Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Graduate Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jeri Murphy '13. Champaign, Illinois.
  • Post Doctoral fellow in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Washington University. Cynthia Barounis '03. St. Louis, Missouri.

Some are writers and editors...

  • Editorial Associate, SmithBucklin. Emma Frey '16.
  • Assistant Editor, Harper Collins Publishers. Ian Crutcher '15.
  • Email Programming Associate, The Spruce. Ashley Wolfgang '14.
  • Associate Art Director, Albert Whitman & Company. Ellen Kokontis '09.
  • Winner of the New Measure Poetry Prize. Beth Marzoni '04.
  • Author of Fell Hunger and Irish Orientalism: A Literary and Intellectual History, Joseph Lennon '90.
  • Emmy nominated television writer and producer. David Axelrod '67.

Some have pursued law...

  • Corporate Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Lauren Assaf '10.
  • Director/Attorney, Huck Bouma, PC. Gina Salamone '04.
  • Attorney, Searcy Denney Scarola Banhart & Shipley. Mara Hatfield '97. Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Attorney and Author. Lead attorney in the precedent-setting Nancy Cruzan "Right to Die" case before the U.S. Supreme Court. William H. Colby '77. Kansas City, Missouri.
  • 18th President of Knox College and Retired Attorney and Partner, Kirkland & Ellis. Roger Taylor '63. Chicago, Illinois.

Some go into education...

  • Resident Principal, Denver East High School. Jason Maclin '07. Denver, Colorado.
  • Associate Professor of English, University of Wisconsin. B.J. Hollars '07. Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
  • Third Grade Teacher, Alexandria City Public Schools. Chantey McGhee '06.
  • Assistant Professor of English, Wichita State University. Rebeccah Bechtold '05. Wichita, Kansas.
  • Assistant Professor of English, Northern Illinois University. Melissa Campbell-Adams ‘00. Dekalb, Illinois.

And some have found success in other fields...

  • Founder, Cat's Cradle Creative. Laura Pochodylo '14.
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, Matthew Hendrick '14. Morocco.
  • Stewardship and Sustainability Director, National Outdoor Leadership School. Aaron Bannon '96. Casper, Wyoming.
  • Psychotherapist, Sternau & Associates. Ruth Katz '70. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Former President, United Nations General Assembly, The late Ismat Kittani '51.

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Printed on Wednesday, April 8, 2020