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: Graduate Healthcare Administrative Training Program Management Fellow, US Department of Veterans Affairs

Nacho AlarconNacho Alarcn

  • 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, Daniel Law Group, Indiana, PA

Sloan Dantzler Sloan Dantzler

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

Joel DeMary

  • Class: 2015
  • Major: Philosophy Pre-law
  • Further Degrees: JD, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Current Position: Attorney, Northwestern Legal Services

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
  • Further Degrees: JD, Marquette University Law School
  • Current Position: Associate Attorney, Seymour Kremer Koch

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
  • Further Degrees: JD, Marquette University Law School
  • Current Position: Assistant District Attorney, Kenosha County, WI

Ari Glasser

  • Class: 2018
  • Major: Philosophy Pre-Law
  • Current Position: Law student, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Lindsey Gibson

  • Class: 2018
  • Majors: Philosophy and Political Science
  • Current Position: Development coordinator, South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault, Call to Freedom

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

Aubrey Keperling

  • Class: 2016
  • Majors: Biology/Pre-Med and Philosophy (Dual Degree)
  • Current Position: medical student, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

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

Abby PanekAbby Panek

  • Class: 2018
  • Major: Philosophy Pre-Law
  • Minor: French
  • Current Position: Law student, Duquesne University School of Law

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 Pennsylvania

Luke PiperLuke Piper

  • Class: 2013
  • Majors: Philosophy and Biology/Pre-med
  • Minor: Chemistry
  • Further Degrees: MD, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Current Position: Resident Psychiatrist, Hershey Medical Center

James Pool James Pool

  • Class: 2008
  • Major: Philosophy
  • Further Degrees: JD, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Current Position: G5 Planning Officer, Pennsylvania National Guard

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

Jared Truesdale

  • Class: 2017
  • Major: Philosophy and Political Science
  • Current Position: Pursuing MA in Public Affairs, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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
  • Majors: Philosophy and Mathematics (Dual Degree)
  • Current Position: Pursuing MS in Applied Mathematics, IUP

JacobWinsteadJacob Winstead

  • Class: 2017
  • Majors: Philosophy and Economics
  • Minors: Applied Statistics, Asian Studies, Business Administration, History
  • Current Position: Pursuing MA in Public Affairs with concentrations in Policy Analysis and Public Financial Administration, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University (Bloomington)

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