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Thomas Moses

Chair & Professor of Physics

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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The disciplined approach to problem-solving developed by the study of physics is particularly valuable for students entering high-tech fields, business, medicine and the law.

Other recent Knox alumni with a major in physics have completed graduate degrees in physics as well as astronomy, mathematics, science, education, and an array of fields of engineering.

Some are pursuing their education...

  • Graduate Student, Physics, Montana State University, Saransh Bharat ’21
  • Graduate Student, Geophysics & Seismology, University of Minnesota, Bill Tate ’21
  • Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering, Washington University McKelvey School of Engineering, Bhumika Gupta ’21
  • Graduate Student, Physics, California State University, Los Angeles, Jelani Givens II ’20
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Geological and Geosciences, The Ohio State University, Jack Dechow ’19
  • Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, UC Irvine, Quinn Sharp ’19

Many pursue careers in research and engineering...

  • Data Analyst, InstaHub, Immanuel Odarteifio ’21
  • Field Service Technician, Conduent, Juan Soto ’20
  • Freelance Web Developer & Software Engineer, Self- Employed, James Barrington ’19
  • Director of Online Community and Technology Infrastructure, Prince of Peace Lutheran, Alex Fluegel ’19
  • FPGA Engineer, IMC Trading, William Parkinson ’19
  • Senior Technical Specialist, Maximus, Kirsten Carlson ’17
  • Software Engineer, Northrop Grumman, Alex Zhou ’17
  • Test Engineer, Chirp Microsystems, Inc., William Fuller ’17
  • Engineering Specialist, The Aerospace Corporation, Emily Jackson ’08
  • Systems Engineer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Karen Fernsler ’91

Some go into education...

  • Mathematics Tutor, Carl Sandburg College, Audrey Fisher ’20
  • Substitute Teacher, Galesburg District 205 Schools, Zachary Gregory ’19
  • Math Aide, Mundelein High School, Brett Sorby ’12
  • Physics Teacher, Haverhill Public Schools, Sujan Niraula ’05

And some have found success in other fields...

  • Surface Warfare Officer, U.S. Navy, Andrew Sparrow ’16
  • GCIB Credit Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Shih Goh ’11
  • Distribution Sales Manager, Taiyo Yuden Inc., Gary Novak ’09

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Physics Alumni Working in Related Field

Top Job Titles of Physics Alumni

  1. Software Engineer
  2. Data Scientist
  3. Research Assistant
  4. Systems Engineer
  5. Project Manager
  6. Account Executive


Estimated Salary of Alumni with Physics Degrees

Top Occupations of Philosophy Alumni

  1. Software Developers
  2. Personal Service Managers
  3. Postsecondary Teachers
  4. Engineers
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Management Analysts
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