Alumni Outcomes

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We are proud of our alumni, who build and sustain our department's scholarly community. They bring their talents to a wide variety of professions and research fields around the country as activists, attorneys, entertainers, business executives, public servants, professors and more. 

Among the many talented alumni who have come through the department are: 

  • Thomas Cortese, BA '02, COO of Peloton
  • Mindy Grossman, CEO of WW International
  • Jonathan Katz, BA '81, first tenured professor of gay and lesbian studies in the United States
  • Jerrold Katz, BA '54, distinguished philosopher of language and pioneer in semantic theory


Recent Undergraduate Alumni Employers



  • EMILY’s List
  • Enviva LP
  • Hospitality House
  • HubShout
  • Language Studies International
  • Lumina Analytics
  • Morris, Manning & Martin
  • National Institutes of Health



  • Nevada State Democratic Party
  • NFL Players Association
  • Radiant Earth Foundation 
  • The Stern Group
  • Tokyo Broadcasting System International
  • U.S. Institute of Peace
  • Urban Institute 
  • Yelp


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"After I graduated and started medical school, I’ve found that my philosophy studies help me tremendously in medicine. Philosophy helped me to develop my skills of reasoning, analysis, and writing, which are a big part of being the physician I will become."

Allie Geoca
BA '18, Philosophy and Biology

Recent Graduate Alumni Employers



  • Bringing Theory to Practice Project
  • Brookings Institution
  • Deloitte
  • Facebook
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting



  • Science Applications International Corporation
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • Venable LLP
  • Xavier University


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