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Career Outcomes

Department Chair

Andrew Leahy

Professor and Chair of Mathematics; Chair of Financial Mathematics

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Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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

1. Some are furthering their education.

  • Graduate Student, master's program in mathematics and computer science, Washington University in St. Louis, Wenzhen Zhu '16
  • Graduate Student, Ph.D. program in Mathematics, University of Iowa, Jeremy Edison ‘14
  • Graduate Student, Ph.D. program in Mathematics, Purdue University, Lindsey Hill ‘12

2. Some go into education.

  • Math Teacher, Waukegan High School, Emily Diklich '14
  • Math Teacher, Albany High School, James Schwab '10.
  • Research Affiliate, MIT Sloan School of Management, Melati Nungsari '10.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Nathan Totz ‘05.
  • Professor of Mathematics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Mark Williams '77.
  • Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Dartmouth University and co-author of the BASIC Programming Language, Thomas Kurtz '50.

3. Some go into finance.

  • Associate Data Scientist, KPMG US, Zach Rhodes ‘09.
  • Director of Global Corporate Finance, Godiva Chocolatier, Gayathri Ramanan '02.
  • Senior Vice President, CNO Financial Group, Richard Garner '70.

4. Some work with computers.

  • Software Developer, Epic Systems Corporation, Nathan Johlas ‘14.
  • Software Engineer, Google, Christopher Johnson '11.
  • Data Scientist,, Yue Wang ‘11.
  • IT Analyst, Caterpillar, Joshua Stein ‘07.
  • Systems Analyst, Aon Hewitt, Amanda Tabor Pezzella ‘99.
  • Applications Architect, Walgreens, Clinton Rahn ‘76.

5. And others find success in other fields.

  • SVP & CFO, EQT Corporation, Robert McNally ‘94.
  • President & C.E.O., KI Global Solutions, Liano Sharon ‘94.
  • Civil Engineer/Senior Designer, Missouri Department of Transportation, Kristi Griffin Bachman ‘92.
  • Managing Director, Silicon Valley Space Center, Sean C. Casey '82.
  • Head of Information Systems, Folger Shakespeare Library, Matt Bogen ‘96.
  • Optometrist, Midwest Eye Consultants, Steven L. Seward '68.
  • Chief U.S. Economist, Standard & Poor's Research Services, Cynthia Morse Latta '62.

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