Philosophy Majors' Success Stories

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Philosophy majors apply their unique skills in reasoning, arguing, reading, writing, and critical thinking in many professions. They are highly valued by employers who need people able to think and argue clearly and creatively. Here's what a few Fredonia Philosophy graduates are doing.

Eliana Alcivar, '00
Associate Attorney at Baer Crossey in Philadelphia, PA.
JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Austin Dubois, '04
Associate Attorney at Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP, Goshen, NY.
JD, Rutgers University School of Law; Masters of Law in Taxation, Temple University Law School

Josh Fadale, '04
Manager for the surgery division of Weatherby Healthcare, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Jill Zigenfus Florkowski '04.
Attourney, Law Office of Daniel R. Archilla, Buffalo, NY
JD, University of Buffalo

Dan Culhane, '04
Senior Attorney at Alliant Energy, Madison, Wisconsin
JD, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Michael Patterson, '05
Assistant District Attorney of Barnstable County, Cape Cod, MA

Dr. Phil Zema, '07
PhD, Philosophy, University of Missouri

Dr. Amy Dent, '07
College Fellow in Psychology, Harvard University
PhD, Psychology, Duke University

Mark Phillips, '07
Assistant Public Defender at Hampton Public Defender
MA in Philosophy, University of Buffalo;  JD from William and Mary

Stephanie Marie Milks, '07
Assistant District Attorney of Broome County, NY

Robert Galbraith, '08
Research analyst, Public Accountability Initiative
JD, University of Buffalo Law School. 

Howard Tyson, '09
Vice President of Engineering at Zivtech, Philadelphia, PA.

Sidney Mosher, '10
Attourney, The O'Brien Firm, JD from University of Buffalo.

Ben Sachs, '10
Duke Law, Cleary Gottlieb 

Mark Fanton, '11
Associate Attourney at Purrington Moody Weil LLP, in New York City, JD University of Buffalo

Hunter Benson, '11
Attourney, JD from Case Western, where he served as one of the senior editors of the law review

Brian Weitz, '11
Fight choreographer, actor, voiceover

Brian Campbell, '13
JD, Brooklyn Law

Paul Shephard, '13
PhD student in Philosophy, University of Indiana
M.A. in Philosophy, Northern Illinois University

Huzeyfe Demirtas, '16
PhD student in Philosophy, Syracuse University

Department of Philosophy

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