Philosophy Alumni

  • Mike Aaronson Mike Aaronson

    • Class: 2008
    • Major: Philosophy
    • Minor: Music
    • Further Degrees: MHA, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh; MA, Philosophy, Colorado State University
    • Current Position: GHATP Management Fellow, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    Nacho AlarconNacho Alarcón

    • Class: 2013
    • Major: Philosophy
    • Minors: Political Science and Psychology
    • Further Degrees: MA, College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University
    • Current Position: Resident Director, Evergreen State College

    Jessica Armstrong

    • Class: 2008
    • Majors: Philosophy and Anthropology
    • Current Position: Graduate Assistant, PhD Program in Philosophy, SUNY-Binghamton

    Abbie BenderAbbie Bender

    • Class: 2014
    • Majors: Philosophy and Biology
    • Minor: Chemistry
    • Current Position: medical student, Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University; also pursuing MA in Philosophy of Medicine, King's College London

    Richard Bielawa

    • Class: 2015
    • Major: Philosophy Pre-Law
    • Current Position: law student, Duquesne University School of Law

    Eric Boyer Eric Boyer

    • Class: 2001
    • Majors: Political Science and Philosophy
    • Further Degrees: PhD in Political Science, The University of Minnesota
    • Current Position: Associate Professor of History and Political Studies, Colby-Sawyer College

    Melissa Bergman

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

    Wesley Cray Wesley Cray

    • Class: 2005
    • Major: Philosophy
    • Minor: Religious Studies
    • Further Degrees: PhD in Philosophy, Ohio State University, 2012
    • Current Position: Assistant Professor, Texas Christian University

    Christopher Culp Christopher Culp

    • Class: 2006
    • Major: Philosophy
    • Minors: Music, English, Psychology, Women's Studies
    • Further Degrees: MA in Philosophy, SUNY Buffalo, 2011; Master of Music in Clarinet Performance, SUNY Buffalo, 2011
    • Current Position: PhD 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: JD, University of Pittsburgh Law School
    • Current Position: Attorney, Serene Law Firm, Indiana PA

    Sloan Dantzler Sloan Dantzler

    • Class: 2015
    • Major: Philosophy
    • Minor: Communications Media
    • Current Position: pursuing M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education, Lincoln University

    Joel DeMary

    • Class: 2015
    • Major: Philosophy Pre-law
    • Current Position: law student, University of Iowa College of Law

    Josh FillerJosh Filler

    • Class: 2005
    • Majors: Philosophy and Communications Media
    • Further Degrees: MA and PhD in Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Current Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Ripon College

    Howard Fitzgerald Howard Fitzgerald

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

    Michael Forella

    • Class: 2015
    • Major: Philosophy Pre-Law
    • Current Position: law student, Marquette University Law School

    William Foster

    • Class: 2008
    • Majors: Philosophy and Business Management
    • Further Degrees: MBA, San Diego State University
    • Current Position: Strategic Procurement Lead, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power

    Emily Gaertner Emily Gaertner

    • Class: 2015
    • Major: Philosophy Pre-Law and Criminology
    • Current Position: law student, Marquette University Law School

    Grahm Grabiec Grahm Grabiec

    • Class: 2012
    • Major: Philosophy Pre-Law
    • Further Degrees: JD, Duquesne University School of Law
    • Current Position: Hospital Case Manager, Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission

    Tommy Hanauer Tommy Hanauer

    • Class: 2010
    • Major: Philosophy
    • Minor: History
    • Current Position: PhD Program in Philosophy, University of California, Riverside

    Erik Hinrichsen

    • Class: 2004
    • Major: Philosophy
    • Current Position: Senior Clinical Research Associate, Parxel

    Andrew Horner

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

    Nicholas Hoffman

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

    Lucas Keefer Lucas Keefer

    • Class: 2007
    • Majors: Philosophy and Psychology
    • Minor: German
    • Further Degrees: MA in Philosophy (Neurophilosophy Track), Georgia State; MA in Psychology, University of Kansas; PhD in Psychology, University of Kansas
    • Current Position: Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi

    Sean McConnell

    • Class: 2011
    • Major: Philosophy
    • Current Position: Brother, Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit

    John McMurray John McMurray

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

    Christopher Minich Christopher Minich

    • Class: 2012
    • Majors: Philosophy and Economics
    • Current Position: Clinical Data Analyst, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Molly Monahan

    • Class: 2014
    • Major: Philosophy
    • Minor: Sociology
    • Further Degrees: MA, Employment and Labor Relations, IUP
    • Current Position: Workforce Management Consultant, ADP

    Kelly Muthler Kelly Muthler

    • Class: 2013
    • Majors: Philosophy and Anthropology
    • Current Position: Research Health Science Specialist, VA Pittsburgh Health Care System

    Jason Patton Jason Patton

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

    Sarah PaulinoSarah Paolino

    • Class: 2015
    • Majors: Philosophy and Psychology
    • Current Position: pursuing Master of Social Work at California University of PA

    Luke PiperLuke Piper

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

    James Pool James Pool

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

    Kyle Pruitt

    • Class: 2012
    • Majors: Philosophy and History
    • Further Degrees: MA in History, Indiana State University
    • Current Position: PhD program in History, University of Maryland


    Ruth Retassie

    Ruth Retassie

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

    Daniel Rotigel Daniel Rotigel

    • Class: 2006
    • Major: Philosophy
    • Current Position: Enterprise IT Sales, Gartner

    Daniel Sloppy

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

    Erik Strobl

    • Class: 2008
    • Major: Philosophy and English
    • Current Position: Graduate Assistant, PhD Program in English, Washington University in St. Louis

    Erik Wallenius Erik Wallenius

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

    Shenika WashingtonShenika Washington

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

    Aaron Werner

    • Class: 2015
    • Major: dual baccalaureate in Philosophy and Mathematics
    • Current Position: pursuing MS in Applied Mathematics, IUP

    Logan Wojcik

    • Class: 2014
    • Major: Philosophy Pre-Law
    • Current Position: Account Executive, Marketing Department, Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley; Singer-Songwriter

    Danielle Wylie Danielle Wylie

    • Class: 2007
    • Majors: Philosophy and English (Dual Degree)
    • Further Degrees: MA and PhD in Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Current Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Mississippi State University