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IUP Philosophy alumni can be found in a variety of fields. Here is a sample of some of our recent alumni:

Mike AaronsonMike Aaronson

  • Class: 2008
  • Major: Philosophy
  • Minor: Music
  • Current Employment: Graduate Assistant, M.A. Program in Philosophy, Colorado State University

Nacho Alarcón

  • NachoClass: 2013
  • Major: Philosophy
  • Minors: Political Science and Psychology
  • Current Employment: Graduate Resident Director of Program Houses at Oberlin College; also enrolled in the College Student Personnel Program at Bowling Green State University, pursuing an MA.

Jessica Armstrong

  • Class: 2008
  • Majors: Philosophy and Anthropology
  • Current Employment: Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. Program in Philosophy, SUNY-Binghamton

Eric BoyerEric Boyer

  • Class: 2001
  • Majors: Political Science and Philosophy
  • Further Degrees: Ph.D. in Political Science, The University of Minnesota
  • Current Employment: Assistant Professor of History and Government, Colby-Sawyer College

Melissa Bergman

  • Class: 2007
  • Majors: Philosophy Pre-Law and Criminology
  • Further Degrees: J.D., Regent University Law School
  • Current Employment: Attorney, Akman & Associates, P.C.

Wesley CrayWesley Cray

  • Class: 2005
  • Major: Philosophy
  • Minor: Religious Studies
  • Further Degrees: Ph.D. in Philosophy, Ohio State University, 2012
  • Current Employment: Visiting Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University

Christopher CulpChristopher Culp

  • Class: 2006
  • Major: Philosophy
  • Minors: Music, English, Psychology, Women's Studies
  • Further Degrees: M.A. in Philosophy, SUNY Buffalo, 2011; Master of Music in Clarinet Performance, SUNY Buffalo, 2011
  • Current Employment: Ph.D. student in Historical Musicology and Music Theory, SUNY Buffalo; Adjunct Professor at Trocaire College, Villa Maria College, and University at Buffalo SUNY; Clarinetist and Co- Founder for Wooden Cities New Music Collective; vocalist in Babel: an experimental vocal ensemble; freelance clarinet player

Jesse Daniel

  • Class: 2000
  • Major: Philosophy Pre-law
  • Further Degrees: J.D., University of Pittsburgh Law School
  • Current Employment: Attorney, Serene Law Firm, Indiana PA

Josh FillerJosh Filler

  • Class: 2005
  • Majors: Philosophy and Communications Media
  • Further Degrees: M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Current Employment: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Ripon College

Howard FitzgeraldHoward Fitzgerald

  • Class: 1997
  • Major: Philosophy
  • Further Degrees: M.A. in Philosophy, Claremont Graduate University
  • Current Employment: Director of Development, College of Liberal Arts, California State University, Long Beach

Grahm GrabiecGrahm Grabiec

  • Class: 2012
  • Major: Philosophy Pre-Law
  • Minor: None
  • Current Employment: Pursuing J.D. at Duquesne University School of Law

Tommy Hanauer

  • Tommy HanauerClass: 2010
  • Major: Philosophy
  • Minor: History
  • Current Employment: Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. Program, SUNY-Binghamton

Erik Hinrichsen

  • Class: 2004
  • Major: Philosophy
  • Current Employment: Clinical Research Associate, Biotronik

Andrew Horner

  • Class: 2010
  • Majors: Philosophy and English
  • Current Employment: Manager, Abay Ethiopian Cuisine, Pittsburgh PA

Nicholas Hoffman

  • Class: 2006
  • Major: Philosophy
  • Current Employment: Program Services Coordinator, Regional Center for Workforce Excellence

Lucas KeeferLucas Keefer

  • Class: 2007
  • Majors: Philosophy and Psychology
  • Minor: German
  • Further Degrees: M.A. in Philosophy (Neurophilosophy Track), Georgia State; M.A. in Psychology, University of Kansas
  • Current Employment: Ph.D. student and Instructor, Social Psychology, University of Kansas

Sean McConnell

  • Class: 2011
  • Major: Philosophy
  • Current Employment: Franciscan Postulant, The Third Order Regular of St. Francis

John McMurrayJohn McMurray

  • Class: 2009
  • Majors: Philosophy and Asian Studies
  • Current Employment: Project Assistant, Grants Department, John Templeton Foundation

Christopher Minich

  • Class: 2012
  • Majors: Philosophy and Economics
  • Current Employment: Reports Analyst, Financial Statistics Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Kelly Muthler

  • Class: 2013
  • Majors: Philosophy and Anthropology 
  • Current Employment: Research Health Science Specialist, VA Pittsburgh Health Care System; Barista, Commonplace Coffee Company 

Jason PattonJason Patton

  • Class: 2009
  • Major: Philosophy
  • Minor: None
  • Current Employment: Financial Processor, Vanguard, Philadelphia, PA

Luke Piper

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  • Class: 2013
  • Major: Philosophy and Biology/Pre-med
  • Minors: Chemistry
  • Current Employment: medical student, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

James Pool

  • James PoolClass: 2008
  • Major: Philosophy
  • Minor: None
  • Current Employment: U.S. Army, 1st Lieutenant, Fort Wainwright, Fairbanks AK

Ruth Retassie

  • Ruth RetassieClass: 2012
  • Majors: Philosophy and Natural Science (Dual Degree)
  • Further Degrees: M.A. in the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, Durham University, 2012
  • Current Employment: Safe Touch Curriculum Coordinator, Neighborhood Involvement Program, Minneapolis MN.

Daniel Rotigel

  • Daniel RotigelClass: 2006
  • Major: Philosophy
  • Current Employment: Enterprise IT Sales, Gartner

Daniel Sloppy

  • Class: 2006
  • Major: Philosophy
  • Current Employment: Data Steward, Capella University

Erik Strobl

  • Class: 2008
  • Major: Philosophy and English
  • Current Employment: Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. Program in English, Washington University in St. Louis

Erik WalleniusErik Wallenius

  • Class: 2007
  • Major: Philosophy and Political Science
  • Minor: Psychology
  • Current Employment: Regional Political Director, Illinois Senate Democratic Victory Fund

Shenika WashingtonShenika Washington

  • Class: 2011
  • Major: Philosophy Pre-Law
  • Current Employment: Director, Big Hearts Little Hands and Teen Programs, Indiana County YMCA, Indiana PA

Danielle Wylie

  • Class: 2007Danielle Wylie
  • Majors: Philosophy and English (Dual Degree)
  • Further Degrees: M.A. in Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010
  • Current Employment: Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Visiting Lecturer, University of Illinois at Chicago
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