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Philosophy Alumni of SMCM

Maintained by Michael Taber… 

…of the Department of Philosophy
and Religious Studies…

…of St. Mary's College of Maryland,
U.S.A.


This is a listing of contact information for the (as of the conclusion of the 2013-2014 academic year) 291 graduates from SMCM who have majored in Philosophy (and 5 almost-majors).  Please contact me in order to update this information, especially if you know of some more recent contact info for people listed here, or to alert me to problems.  (Not problems in general; that’s what God’s for.  Or at least one’s therapist.  Or bartender.)

You can contact me via e-mail:  mstaber at smcm dot edu  (In order to make it more difficult for e-mail addresses to get lifted from this page for marketing purposes, e-mail addresses—at least the ones I’ve confirmed—are written with the “@” rendered as “at” and with the “.” Rendered as “dot”.)


 

This list has been last revised October 16, 2014

 

                                                                                               

Name

Year

Where and What?

Aaserude, Sarah

1992

MA, Philosophy-Claremont Graduate University (1994); MAT, Elementary Education-The Johns Hopkins University (1998)

Married to SMCM alumnus Todd Waddell—August 1996; two sons: Caleb—born November 2004 and Ethan—born July 2008.  Todd and I taught English in Wuhan, China 1997-1998; I taught 4th grade in Waldorf, Maryland—1998-2004.

Working for Northwest Evaluation Association near Portland, Oregon as a Reading/Language Content Specialist since September 2005; promoted to Content and Design Lead, March 2009.  Sarah dot aaserude at NWEA dot org

Allen, P.J. (Patrick)

2005

Worked as a photographer, and as a gallery director in Annapolis.  Then as operations manager at a digital and printing studio in Brooklyn. In 2014 became brew master at the Keg and Lantern, in Brooklyn. His site:  http://picasaweb.google.com/patrickallenphotography  Patrickallenphotography at gmail dot com

Anderson, Amy (now Chapman)

2004

After I graduated, I went to law school at Washington & Lee in Virginia.  In spring ’07, I did my final year of law school abroad at Trinity College in Dublin.  Doing tax law at a law firm in Manhattan.  Akanderson at gmail dot com

Armstrong, Martin

2014

Headed to Oxford, Ohio to attend Miami University’s graduate program in Philosophy.

Asper, Chuck

2005

Moved to Seattle to teach sailing (www.sailsandpoint.org) and to continue his passion of photography.  In  2009 will start his MFA at Uwash’s School of Art. If for some reason you are in Seattle drop me a line… charlesasper at gmail dot com, with a website at  www.charlesasper.com.

Babiarz, Renny

1998

I graduated in 2004 from the University of Hawaii with an M.A. in Asian Studies.  I attended (and successfully completed) the Hopkins-Nanjing Program in Nanjing, China in 2003.  Now in the Ph.D. program in Political Science at JHU.   Rennyb at gmail dot com

Baer, Jason

1995

Bigdaddybaer at gmail dot com

Bache, Carl

1996

Got his MAT at UPitt in secondary education in English.  Since 2004, has been English teacher at Chesterfield County Public Schools, in Midlothian, Virginia.  Living in Richmond.

Bare, Christopher

1991

After graduation worked for several years making sails at Zahnhiser’s Marina in Solomons, Maryland.  Then had his own sail-making business in Calvert County, Maryland.  Moved to Tampa Bay for a year, then to Utah for a few.  Next, back to Maryland, working at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.  Christopher dot Bare at jhuapl dot edu

Barnett, Bethany

2002

After college, I went to massage therapy school. Then I got a job writing elearning programs and mini-textbooks about anatomy and physiology and diseases for pharmaceutical sales people. I’m still doing that. I lived in Baltimore for 5 years, but lately I’ve been moving back and forth between Ann Arbor, Michigan and Arlington, Virginia for my fiancé’s law schooling and summer internships.  Blbarnett1234 at oyola dot com

Batchelder, Geoff

1986 ECON

In December 2008, successfully defended his doctoral dissertation in the Department of Philosophy at Catholic University of America, in D.C.   gmbatch at Verizon dot net

Baughman, Rob

2007

Am working as Books Department Manager for a new Barnes and Noble store in Frederick, Maryland. I get to work with books all day and I’ve always loved doing that.  Rdbaughman at gmail dot com

Baumer, Don

1999

After graduation, I worked for 2 years in retail, 1 as a store manager for Music & Arts Centers.  Went back to school in Jan of 2002, taking post-baccalaureate courses in Linguistics at UMBC.  Around the same time I started working for The Princeton Review, where I taught MCAT Verbal/Writing and train new MCAT teachers.  Yes, all of my students are amazed that a “lazy, dope-smoking tree-hugger” Philosophy major can teach brilliant and sophisticated pre-med students such as themselves how to rock that test and get into med school.  Studied abroad in Perugia, Italy summer of 2003.  I lived in Baltimore for 3 years before heading out in 2004 to the University of Washington in Seattle, where I have been accepted into the M.A./Ph.D. program in linguistics.   Completed MA in Linguistics at University of Washington in Spring ’08. Married fall of ’08. Did a year of contract work testing software at Microsoft. New email: dhbaumer3 at gmail dot com

Bean, Chloe

2013

Immediately after I finish classes in December 2012, I have a paid internship at the Maryland Energy Administration as a legislative assistant to the Director of Government Relations this spring. After that, I plan to spend my summer traveling around the US, hopefully doing a lot of climbing. And I have no plans past the summer.

Beheler, Ali

1999

Entered the doctoral program in Philosophy at Penn State, then moved to DePaul’s.  Alibeheler at yahoo dot com

Berry-Whitlock, Sterling

2000

Entered the PhD.  Program in Philosophy at Fordham University.   After a year there, he lived in China for a year teaching English in Shanghai.  Now in his fourth year at Fordham, Sterling is teaching intro classes there and researching for the dissertation.  Sterbw at yahoo dot com   (May 05)

Beyna, Greg

2013

After somehow persuading the esteemed professors of philosophy at St. Mary’s that I was indeed sufficiently educated, I worked for a year in the position of Annual Giving Officer in the Advancement Office at the college.

Blank, Nick

1997

After graduating from St.Mary’s I continued studying Mandarin Chinese in Beijing. Altogether I spent three years in Beijing including one year at People’s University studying International Politics together with very conservative Chinese students. The classes were all taught in Chinese and I was the only Western student in the class. Through that experience I came to have certain views on China which I hold to this day. After Beijing I spent two years at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in DC and graduated with an MA in International Economics/International Relations and Japanese language. During that time I became interested in the world of risk consulting and after graduation joined Kroll – the world’s largest risk consulting firm. I spent nearly seven years living in Guangzhou and Shanghai managing our offices in those locations. My casework has included intellectual property investigations, complex fraud investigations and pre-transactional due diligence. I recently was promoted to Country Manager of S.Korea and am now based in Seoul. My wife and I are enjoying the city. It is challenging learning a new language and adjusting to a culture that is similar yet very different than China. At the time of this writing N.Korea has just tested a second atomic bomb, and S.Koreans are protesting the suicide of a former President. Such is life in Korea! I welcome other alumni who have business interests in North East Asia to reach out and contact me. My e-mail is Blanknicholas_ at oyola dot com OR nblank at kroll dot com

Blocher, Chris

2012

Planning on living at home, waiting tables over the summer and spending as much time as possible recording and playing music. In the fall, I’m hoping to get a job substitute teaching at high schools near where I live. This will give me some experience so I can decide whether or not I want to pursue a teaching career.  CRBlocher at smcm dot edu

Bombick, Andrew (Reverend)

1995

After graduation, moved to Ellicott City MD.  Then married SMCM alumna Catherine (Russell).  I spent the better part of four years hawking stereos and such for Circuit City, then joined the 9-5 masses.  Then an operations manager at T. Rowe Price in Owings Mills.  Then in 2008, I became the “manager of retirement programs” at Black and Decker, in Towson, MD.  That’s work, but the real story is all about the family.  Cate and I have two kids, Sophie and James.  Bombick3 at yahoo dot com

Brennan, Mary Kate (Katie)

2004

After graduation, served in Baltimore as a volunteer for AmeriCorps.  I thought I wanted to go to law school, but decided that it was entirely too concrete and practical a subject for me.  I instead attended the Graduate Institute at St. John’s College in Annapolis to get a masters degree in liberal arts. Then I moved to Brooklyn, enrolled in the graduate program at SUNY—Stony Brook, and got my M.A. in 2009.  In 2010, I started the Ph.D. program in Philosophy at Temple University, planning to focus on how literature achieves much of what both pragmatism and phenomenology set out to do.  Also working as an editorial assistant for the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism.  Katiebrennan2 at gmail dot com

Brown, Iain Tucker (Tucker)

2002

After graduation, joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, on the Marshall Islands.  Having returned in 2005 from the islands fully soaked in Marshallese culture and Ignatian spirituality, I had the grace of working for two years as a Campus Minister at Le Moyne College, a Jesuit institution in SyracuseI’m in the last year of course work towards a Ph.D. from Loyola University Maryland – dissertation topic covers conversion experiences and etic dimensions of religious experience. I’m also joining a private psychotherapy practice west of Baltimore City. Best of all: getting married this summer (2010) and just bought a house in Hampden.  Itbrown at oyola dot edu

Brown, Nick

2014

No solid plans yet, but I have high hopes. I’ll keep everyone updated as I go.

Buenaflor, Ryan Mark (Mark)

2000

After working as the Photo Office Coordinator (photo archivist) and gift shop clerk at the Kennedy Center in DC, was  a photographer and photo office coordinator for the Kennedy Center in DC.  In 2007 he moved to San Francisco and worked at Meyer Sound Laboratories. Now lives in Minneapolis and works for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.  Double_knavery at yahoo dot com

Buttrick, Sarah

(now D’Antuono)

2010

Got a job in Dallas, so picked up and moved there, working as the assistant sales manager of the men’s department at the Dillard’s in Northpark Mall. Moved back to southern Maryland, where she is working as a kindergarten paraeducator while working on her teaching certification. Skbella22 at gmail dot com

Byers, Stephen

2003

Attending the New England School of Law, in Boston.  StephenByersLaw at gmail dot com

Byrnes, Liz

2001

After graduating wrote poetry while working retail and living outside Baltimore. Lived for a while in Australia. Upon return, I worked at the Maryland Historical Society as an Art Handler for two years, taking classes at Towson University in Art History. Was promoted in April 2008 to Asst. Curator, which I did for 6 months.  Then and moved to Cincinnati to pursue a degree in Museum Studies and live with my boyfriend. Unhappy with the Univ. of Cincinnati, I started taking the JHU classes, which are on-line for the most part, working on my Masters degree in Museum Studies. All this is further proof that the only reason I majored in Philosophy at SMCM was the faculty and fellow students, not because I might ever use my knowledge for anything other than debating MJ.  Elizabeth dot M dot Byrnes at gmail dot com

Capers, Camille

2011

Immediately after graduation, I’m in Maryland working as an account processor for HMShost, a large company that oversees restaurants in airports.  As the job market improves, I plan to move out of the area.  Cscapers at smcm dot edu or camilleNY5 at yahoo dot com

Carrese, Mariana

2014

I have lofty aspirations to make the world a better place. How would I do this? I hope to practice law (for the good guys). It is simply a matter of more school for now….

Castle, Dan

2010

I completed my MA in Comparative Philosophy at Brock University in St. Catharines, ON in early 2012. I’m currently living in the greater DC metro area. I’ve got a day job that pays the bills but I’m still pursuing my passion for philosophy as time and energy (and sometimes money) permits. I’m reading and writing, though not as often as I’d like and trying to make some conference appearances on the side. Ideally I’d like some adjunct or temp work in a department somewhere, anything that will help me keep my feet wet. All of this is just to pass the time until I feel ready to jump back into a PhD program. I can be contacted by email: dcastle88 at gmail dot com.

Catalano, Sherri

1998

After graduating in 1998, I worked for about seven months at The Institute for Genomic Research as a research associate in gene sequencing. I applied to grad school at the University of Colorado at Boulder and in 1999 began my loooong journey towards completing the MA degree in philosophy. While at CU-Boulder, I worked as a budget, accounting and payroll person for the Graduate Teacher Program and was also a Graduate Grader and a Teaching Assistant for three semesters. I married another philosopher (he does phil of language and logic) in June 2003 in St. Mary’s City, and then applied to law school in Dec. 2003. In Jan. 2004, I (finally) defended my MA thesis in political philosophy and social policy (“Immigration and Global Justice: Our Obligations to Refugees”). I graduated from law school at University of Denver in 2008, and am now an associate attorney at Fisher & Phillips in Denver.  Scatalano08 at law dot du dot edu

Catt, Nick

1995

 

Chastulik, Moonfeather

1999

Worked at SMCM after graduation.  Then worked as a security guard at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant.  Next, as a caseworker for a county mental health service.  Now an outpatient therapist and living in Harrisburg, Penn.  www.passionparties.com Moonfeather01at omcast dot net

Chong, Jin

1998

Since graduation, I have been teaching in some form or another (Maryland Science Center, Catonsville Community College, AmeriCorps).  Most recently, I have been teaching at outdoor education centers and leading trips.  Now teaching at Cal-Wood Education Center.  I leave in June for my summer job leading trips for teenagers.  Currently living near Boulder, I’m learning to play in the snow!  Next fall, I hope to be even further west, but Colorado is a great place.  Jochong at juno dot com  (Feb. 04)

Christianson, Dana

2004

I worked for a year in Hughesville at the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission.  I did some cool things with farms, animals, food, kids and I have to say I learned sooooo much about myself being everyone else’s “work horse” and  I enjoyed the health benefits and paid vacation. In fall 2005, will take a few month road trip, with the goal of hugging a tree in most the national parks in America.  Working since 2006 in D.C. for “Co-Op America,” now “Green America”: www.coopamerica.org   Dana dot Christianson at gmail dot com

Clark, Beth

1995

 

Clark, Paul

2005

Teaching high school English to boys in blazers, at my alma mater, DeMatha Catholic High School since 2005. Concurrently, I completed a Master’s in English at the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. Still very grateful for my education in Philosophy.

Clarke, Michael

2001

M_clarke at Comcast dot net  410-474-0348

Cohen, Ben

2001

Benjamincohen at Comcast dot net 

Coffin, Andrew

2012

Worked a sales job, utilizing my sophistry skills learned at the college.  Then moved to San Luis Obispo, where he’s working for a great software company. AJCoffin at smcm dot edu

Colson, Keith

2013

Graduating in December 2012, he continued working for the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center (providing support ranging from AV technical, to facility, to secretarial) and caring for his family. He plans to seek employment in higher education in Grand Rapids, MI, working as an administrator on issues of diversity and inclusion.  Kbcolson at smcm dot edu

Combs, Jamison

2001

Teaches 4th grade at George Washington Carver Elementary in Lexington Park, Maryland  combsicle at yahoo dot com

Conner, Brendan

2007

After graduation, I moved to Bushwick, Brooklyn where I’ll be living for the next two or more years, while in graduate school at the New School for Social Research, living an increasingly fabulous life, and appearing, cross your fingers, as a regular librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library.  Feel free to read my electronic journal at <http://pinkingspiders.livejournal.com/>  Connb946 at NewSchool dot edu/ and in person at 250 Moore Street, Apt. 107, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Cooke, Corey

1993

After graduation, I did a cross-country trip to California and back and moved to D.C.  As far as work, I did some waiting tables and office temp work; it was the early 1990s, the First Bush Recession. I then got connected with a consulting group and moved into business and information system consulting and have been doing that ever since. I have moved to New England and Arizona a few times, but have come back to Maryland. I have been married for 7 years and have two little boys. 3600 Fels Lane Ellicott City, MD 21043 410-480-1832 coreyrcooke at yahoo dot com

Cooper, Rebecca

2002

After spending a year teaching writing and culture at Luoyang Teacher’s College in China, a year trying to care for of an ill family member, and almost a year wandering around the West and Southwest, started (fall 2005) the Master’s program in philosophy at Brock University in Ontario, and very, very much wants to enter into the doctoral program at the University of Oregon in the fall of 2007.

Correll, Michael

2009

I will be attending the Computer Science Ph.D. program at University of Wisconsin—Madison, with a hope to focus on issues in Artificial Intelligence, perhaps spending all day over a hot monkey brain.  Michael dot A dot Correll at gmail dot com

Cosenze, Lex

2012

Begins Georgetown law school in the fall of 2012, planning on pursuing public interest law.  ACCosenze at smcm dot edu

Costello, Matthew (M.J.)

2001

Since graduation, has been an Ethics Specialist at the Dept. of the Interior in D.C.  Still active in the alumni rugby games.  Mjcos77 at otmail dot com

Coursen, Jack

2001

Worked for a nursery in D.C. area that specializes in native species, before becoming a Professional Development Program Associate at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  Jack dot coursen at gmail dot com

Crausman, Aaron  (Jamie)

1991

Freelances in video production, including, for example, pieces for PBS’s “Religion and Ethics Weekly.”  Think dot tank at worldnet dot att dot net

Creamer, Kathleen  

(now Klemm)

1999

After graduation, worked as an au pair for a year in North Carolina.  Completed law school at UNC—Chapel Hill.  After clerking for a judge at the D.C. Superior Court, in the Family Division, became Director of Legal Services at “Our Place, DC” (www.ourplacedc.org), a nonprofit assisting women during incarceration and also helping them transition back to the community after their release. In summer of 2006, got married (to Tom Klemm, also class of 1999), moved from D.C. to Philly, and started working as a staff attorney in the Family Advocacy Unit at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia.  Katcreamer at gmail dot com

Crehan, Phil

2008

After graduation I fumbled around for a good four months, looking desperately for a job.  Finally I became a substitute teacher for high schools in Howard County, Maryland.  (And with every opportunity I try to teach kids philosophy; it never works).  I will continue to do this until the summer of 2009.  In the Fall I am going to American University to study in the School of International Service.  I’m really excited about this because I get to combine philosophy and the world in a program titled “Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs”.  My plan is to graduate with a Masters and join an effort to end any and all human rights abuses.  I am including this last part so in 2-5 years, when I read this webpage, I can see how close I am to this goal.  Prcrehan at yahoo dot com

Crosby, Dave

1989

 

Croteau, Julie

1993

Worked for Major League Baseball for 3 years, traveling around the world to sow seeds of interest in baseball; worked for Bear Stearns for 3 years in San Francisco as a Wealth Advisor.  Got married, had Sofie.  Then worked for Morgan Stanley, later transferring to their LA offices.  As of 2007, has moved back to S.F., this time with their second child.  Now working at Stanford, to produce the Stanford hospital’s health and wellness publication called the “BeWell Bulletin.” Juliemcroteau at gmail dot com

Crowley, Roxanne

2000

I attended Bryn Mawr’s Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program and found studying that much science to be painful. So, no med-school for me.  While figuring out what I was going to do with my life, I worked as a research coordinator for U Penn, Division of Geriatric Medicine for four years.  The research focused on hospice, end-of-life-care, decision making, and research ethics.  Then I decided that the world needed another lawyer, so I went to Temple U. Law School, graduating in 2007.  Thanks to an awesome fellowship, I started my first “real” job at Philadelphia’s SeniorLAW Center, which provides free legal services to low-income seniors. My fellowship project focused on providing legal services to seniors receiving end-of-life care and those on hospice.  Rlcrowley at gmail dot com

Cutrell, Max

2000

Working as a GIS consultant in northern Colorado (Erie).  Maxpower011 at otmail dot com

Davis, Kirk

2009

 

Dean, Kelley    (now Morris)

1994

Making art in Holden Beach, NC, after many other experiences:  www.kdmorris.net  kdmorrisart at yahoo dot com

Deming, Nicole

2001

Did environmental education for elementary school groups in Cuyahoga County, Ohio for two years. Completed a Masters Degree in Bioethics at the University of Washington School of Medicine (Seattle) in June 2005.  Presented a paper on Relational Autonomy and Ethical Dilemmas that arise in the care of patients with Multiple Sclerosis at the annual meeting for the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers in Orlando, Florida.  Got her law degree in 2008 from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, specializing in Health Law and in International Law.   Now is assistant professor of bioethics at Case Western’s School of Medicine.  Nicoledeming at yahoo dot com

Derdock, Nick

2008

Has a year-long AmeriCorps job at St. Mary of the Assumption, a Baltimore pre-K through 8th grade school.  In 2009, started  law school at University of Maryland.  Nderdock at yahoo dot com

Dice, Austin

2014

 

Dickson, Jennie Malloy

2002

Was Program Coordinator for the UNC—Chapel Hill Department of Philosophy, and the Parr Center for Ethics.  In 2010, started the Master’s in Social Work program at UNC’s School of Social Work, as well as teaching yoga. Finished MSWin May 2013 and in 2013-14 took up a one-year post-grad residency at the campus counseling center at Duke University, dealing with such issues as adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders.  Jenniemalloy at gmail dot com

Dize, Noah

2001

Came to New York to pursue acting; realized I didn’t like the odds of ever making a living wage doing it. So now I work in real estate, currently as a marketing assistant.  NoahDize at gmail dot com

Doherty, Kayleigh

2014

I plan to spend the summer reading novels and philosophy, finishing my fifth year at Old Navy, presenting a paper in Oregon at the conference of the North American Society for Social Philosophy, and saying goodbye to St. Mary’s. In August, I will move to Tempe to begin the Ph.D. program in Philosophy at Arizona State University.

Drake, Nikki

2014

 

Dunn, Zach

2004

Sold cars for a while in Rockville, fulfilling Paskow’s dream for me.  Then a Director of Data and Telephony Operations at Soundpath Conferencing, in D.C., which was bought by Premiere Global Services, where I am now a Web Support Engineer.  And yes still a raging sophist.  Zadunn at gmail dot com

Eagen, Kevin

2006

Worked for a year, then entered law school at University of Pittsburgh, to finish in 2010. 

Earlbeck, Jess

2010

In fall 2010, entered law school at the University of Baltimore. Jeearlbeck at smcm dot edu

Effland, Kristin

2002

Worked for 2 years for Gender Public Advocacy Coaltion in D.C.  Then moved to Seattle to enroll in midwifery school, starting in 2005.    Now at Bellingham Birth Center, in Washington:  http://www.bellinghambirthcenter.com  And on the board of directors of the Midwives Association of Washington State.  KristinEffland at gmail dot com

Erlewine, Bob

1999

Got an M.A. in Philosophy from Boston College; then a Ph.D. in Religious Studies at Rice University.  Married Molly Robey in October 2004, at St. Mary’s.  I am now an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Illinois Wesleyan University, a small, liberal arts college.  Rerlewin at gmail dot com

Eutsler, Earl

2002

Did tree removal, living in St. Inigoes (just south of the college).  Now lives in Mount Pleasant, D.C. having worked as an urban forester for D.C. since 2004.  Working on an M.S. from Johns Hopkins in Environmental Science and Policy.  Bought a house and is expecting a son this fall.   202.577.5033 earl dot omcast at gmail dot com

Fama, Brennan

1999 POSC

Picked up an M.A. from the University of Chicago in 2000, and proved conclusively that I was about as destined to be an academic as I was likely to have tea with John Ashcroft. I’ve worked in several jobs – all corporate – which have proved interesting only in so far as that they continue to affirm all of Marx’s theories. Entered law school in 2008 at Catholic University.  Bfama at omcast dot net

Farrell, James (J.D.)

2004

  Worked for the Charles County (MD) Sheriff’s Office, and now living in Baltimore, working in the Investigative Division for the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.

Fick, Bryan

1993

 

Finan, Dan

2000

Entered the U. S. Navy in 2003, with one kid born in 2007 and another on the way in 2009.  Stationed in northern Japan since mid-2007.  Plans to return to civilian life in 2010.  Danfin14 at otmail dot com

Fine, Lindy

2002

Got her M.S. in Microbiology from VCU Medical School, and in 2011 is headed to Cambridge, Maryland, where she’s pursuing a Ph.D. in Oceanography/Enviro Ecology at University of MD’s Horn Point Lab.  Lindymfine at otmail dot com

Fiore, Amanda

2000

Taught English in Taiwan, then stayed in Hong Kong for a month, then taught in China, then taught in Korea and moved back to Taiwan, while seeing many things along the way. Returned to D.C. and worked three years for Greenpeace.  In 2009 started the MFA program in Creative Writing at San Diego State University. Amandajanefiore at gmail dot com

Firey, Thomas

1992

POSC

Earned an M.A. in Philosophy from Virginia Tech in 1999, with a master’s thesis on Socratic epistemology (http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-100499-091648/unrestricted/Firey.pdf). Afterwards, he taught philosophy for two years at New River Community College. He currently is managing editor of the Cato Institute’s Regulation magazine (www.regulationmagazine.com) and a senior fellow of the Maryland Public Policy Institute (www.mdpolicy.org). For more, see www.cato.org/people/firey.html.  He also is working on a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University.  Tfirey at cato dot org

Fitzsimmons, Sharon

2014

 

Flemming, Tim

2006

Will be entering in fall 2009 a Master’s program in Interactive Technology at SMU (in Dallas), aiming to make games  that are both fun and educational.  Tjflemming at gmail dot com

Floden, Per Mario

1995

Entered the Nowegian military for a year.  Received M.A. from JHU’s School for Advanced International Study.  Is working   for an international bank in Amsterdam, first living in Amsterdam and now for a few years in London.  Pmfloden at googlemail dot com

Folks, Jesse

2004

Currently saving and taking classes as prep for graduate school.   Earning an MA and PhD in History and Semitic Languages at Catholic University of America.   I don’t consider teaching to be a job; I consider it to be ‘significantly improving the air quality in the noosphere.’

Fraser, Alex

1994

Deceased

Frieble, William (Billy)

2000

I started teaching art in a wide variety of schools and after-school workshops after graduation. From there I began to pursue community artworks, such as murals for non-profit organizations in Washington, DC and in Panama. I enrolled in a low-residency Masters of Fine Arts program with the Maryland Institute College of Art, which led me directly back to St. Mary’s where I am currently teaching Sculpture and Drawing as a Visiting Professor.  Bfriebele at gmail dot com

Gaginis, Guinee

 

2003

After graduation, worked in the office of Senator Dorgan on the Hill.  Then worked on health care issues as a Legislative Assistant with the Sheridan Group, in D.C.  Then I resigned from my lobbying position two weeks before the 2004 elections, and went to work for the Knowles campaign in Anchorage, Alaska.  (My nostrils would freeze together in a five minute walk to headquarters.)  I flew out west in January, and played electronic music in San Francisco, later joined a hip hop band as a bassist in Sacramento.  But it was a bit too laid back for my taste. 
In May 2005, I moved to Columbia Heights with a friend from Iowa City, and then in winter to Folly Beach, in Charleston, S.C.  It’s like St. Mary’s, with more hippies.  Johngaginis at gmail dot com

Gallant, Easton

2012

Will go into teaching.  EMGallant18 at yahoo dot com

Garner, John

1997

After I graduated from SMCM (which I’ll honestly never figure out how happened), I hung out there working for the college that summer.  Joined the Air National Guard as a wide-band and satellite technician.  Went to basic training and tech school in Texas and Georgia.  Did the part time military thingee until recently (was activated twice but never sent anywhere).  Been working for DISA (Defense Information System Agency) for the last 5 years as a network engineer (I model and engineer long-haul telecommunications networks).  I’m about halfway through my Masters of Telecommunications Mgmt degree.  It’s funny in a bad way, but, now I actually enjoy learning and take my studies seriously.  Garnerj at ncr dot disa dot mil

Garner_30 at yahoo com

Genakos, John

2000 ENGL

Volunteered for AmeriCorps in Leonardtown, MD for a year. Worked as an English teacher for a year in China alongside Sterling Berry-Whitlock. Now lives and works in B-More, MD. John dot genakos at gmail dot com

Golden, Katie

1993

Doing glass work, living in Vicenza, Italy.

Goldsmith, Michael

2007

Finished the Master’s program in comparative Philosophy at Brock University in Canada, also working as an editor at the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies.  Then returned to Maryland, teaching philosophy as an adjunct at Carroll County Community College and Community College of Baltimore County.   Mg644 at otmailwn dot edu

Goodyear, Tiffany

2004

Worked in D.C. for a non-profit, then for three years as a lobbyist.  Now trying for grad school in Communications at Denver University.  Trgoodyear at gmail dot com

Gottlieb-Miller, Josh

2008

Entering the MFA program in creative writing at University of Houston.  JSGottliebMiller at gmail dot com

Greeley, Erin (now Raven Alder)

1995

 

Greenberg, Josh

1994

Married to Kristen Sarlin (see on this page)  joshgreenberg at Verizon dot net

Greene, Todd

1993

1993 to 2000 I worked for an electronics sub-contactor in Gaithersburg MD. I started out as an electromechanical technician, then as manage of Shipping and Receiving Mgr. for the same company.  After visiting family in Sarasota Florida several times in 2000, I finally decided that 30 years of Maryland winters were enough. My first employment in FL was as a lumber associate at a big orange mega corporation.  I now have a Sales Support position with a company which offers a supplemental coverage plan. I married in October of 2007, I have two beautiful step children & two cats. In addition my wife Helen and I are active in the local Pagan community. I play music, enjoy gardening & am lately totally fascinated by the green movement & the blend of new technology & pre-industrial practices which offer so much potential for living more sustainably.... i.e. saving the planet from us. TEEDGREENE at aol dot com

Greenfield, Rhett

2010

Attending Widener University in the fall (’10) and working toward a Psy. D in clinical psychology.  Rgreenfield at smcm dot edu

Gregg, Andrew

2007

After working for a year, I am attending the St. Thomas School of Law, in Minneapolis.  Awgregg at gmail dot com

Gregor, Jeff

1993

416 Wexford Circle, Bonaire, GA 31005-9597

Griffin, Shaun

2005

Got a job as a direct result of philosophy faculty references!  Working for the summer of 2005 as a shipboard educator aboard the skipjack Sigsbey for the Living Classrooms Foundation, a non-profit org. based out of the inner harbor Baltimore, MD.  I am currently in the process of applying for the Teton Science school to continue my love of environmental and philosophical experiential education.  I would never have realized this love, nor my potential and ability without my SMCM philosophy department classroom experiences, both as a student and a TA!  Biscuitmon at otmail dot com

Grim, Ryan

2000

After graduation, I bounced around from one con-job to another, including working as a broker on Wall Street.  After leaving Wall Street I worked as a therapeutic mentor for emotionally disturbed children.  I actually got my break in journalism with an exposé about my brokerage house.  After finishing the M.A. program in Public Policy at UM—College Park , he joined the Marijuana Policy Project as a “Legislative Analyst” (read: lobbyist) for 2 years.  He wrote for The Politico, covering Congress and the presidential election, before becoming senior congressional correspondent for the Huffington Post.  He is now Washington Bureau chief for the Huffington Post, overseeing a staff of 45.  In 2009, John Wiley and Sons published his book This Is Your Country on Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America.   Ryangrim at gmail dot com 

Grisar, Lila

1999

Taught and led groups in various youth-serving organizations, including a mountain semester school for 10th graders, NOLS, and a wilderness therapy program serving troubled teens and their families. Now living in Athens, Georgia. Graduated with an MSW degree from the University of Georgia in 2009 and working towards an MA in Non-Profit Management.  Lilaroseg at otmail dot com

Guffey, Aaron

2013

Working as a grassroots lobbyist for trade non-profits in Washington, D.C., and spending as much time as possible outside. Eaguffey at smcm dot edu

Hall, Lauren  (now Hittle)

2003

Got her B.S. at University of Maryland at Baltimore, and will be entering, in fall 09, the doctoral program in “Molecular Microbiology and Immunology.”   Lhitt001 at umaryland dot edu

Hallisey, Jeremiah

2012

Will be hanging around Southern Maryland for a bit and continuing with the restaurant job where I get to bartend and share little golden nuggets of wisdom with strangers.  Tentatively I plan on eventually moving off the east coast and finding some kind of work that facilitates the good life.  Details, of course, yet to be determined.  Halliseyjdr at gmail dot com

Hasek, Will

2010

Entered the doctoral program in clinical psychology at Duquesne University. Wdhasek at smcm dot edu

Heckwolf, Phil

2006

Ptheckwolf at gmail dot com

Heliotis, Peter

2008

Got his MBA from the University of Maryland in 2011.

Hemphill, Timothy

2007

Living in an intentional community, working as a membership assistant for the Marijuana Policy Project, beginning in 2009.  Hemphill dot timothy at gmail dot com

Hendrick, Christopher

1994

Cara and I were married in 2004, and we have two kids, Jonah 2 years, Radha 3 months (as of April 2004).  I am working as the Counseling Center Cooordinator for Cornerstone Pastoral Care and Counseling Center in Annapolis.  I see all kinds of people for therapy and do some administrative stuff.  We live in Columbia.  Chrisghendrick at aol dot com  410-997-5798

Hendricks, Rob

2001

After graduation I acted with the Richmond Shakespeare company for two shows. I then worked for the Department of Juvenile Justice in Montgomery County.  Now I’m at University of Baltimore Law school.  (There were some other jobs that were omitted, but they were both short-lived and uninteresting.)  rjhendricks2713 at yahoo dot com (Jan. 04)

Herrmann, Eric

1999

Graduated from Harvard’s law school in 2009, and is staying in Boston:  I’m joining a small firm that specializes in affordable housing law.  Married SMCM alumna Kate Greene in 2005.
As of July 2004: “I’ve been living in DC and working at a nonprofit called the National Housing Trust.  We do affordable housing preservation—public policy analysis and development work.  I actually find it very interesting!  Prior to that I was living in Shanghai, China for a year working as—what else—an English teacher.  I sandwiched this between two trips to southeast Asia, including a month volunteering at a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border.”    Eherrmann2000 at yahoo dot com or eherrmann at law dot arvard dot edu

Hershfeld, Ryan

2006

For two years after graduation, I was an Executive Recruiter for The Washington Group.  I’m now Internal IT Liason, for Glencare Healthcare Solutions, in Columbia, Maryland. (Philosophy degree away!!!!)  However, life is most wonderful.  I married my college sweetheart Laura Zimmer (also an SMCM alum) and we bought a house in Owings Mills, MD where we live with our two dogs, Olive and Cosette.  I’m trying to live in the most Randian way possible and I may have been a major cause of the banking crisis.  Rahershfeld at gmail dot com

Hild, Jeff

2000

In law school at the University of Baltimore (Feb. 04)  jeffhild at otmail dot com

Hilliard, Christopher

1997

Completed the Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts at St. John’s College in 1999, and then went on to work as a temp, and onto a health food co-op (go figure).  And now (2009) I’ve been working as a warehouse manager for about nine years.  Hey, it’s tedious, but at least it’s unfulfilling.  Living in Frederick, where I am fixing up a house.  And, of course, I am still on a first-name basis with an embarrassing number of bartenders (and an equally embarrassing number of wealthy business owners and the like).  Hilliardct at yahoo dot com

Hines, Kathleen

1997

I worked as a medical writer/editor at an institute affiliated with Johns Hopkins that specializes in international healthcare training (primarily in reproductive health, maternal and newborn health, and HIV/AIDS), while completing an M.A. in non-fiction writing from JHU.  Now I am off to work in Egypt for three months, at the Biblioteca Alexandria, in their publications department. Kathleen_hines at otmail dot com  (Apr. 04)

Hinton, Sydneé

2010

Taking a year to work and to prepare for applying to law school.

Homan, Tim

2000

Worked as a reporter in the summer after graduation as a reporter for The Daily Star in Beirut, Lebanon.  Spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal; then had a blast as a bike messenger in D.C. in summer of 2004.  In 04-05, did the M.S.J. program at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. After interning in D.C. in summer ’05 went to Boston, at Tufts’ The Fletcher School, doing a joint degree program between Northwestern and Tufts. In 2007, started as a reporter for the Congressional Quarterly, living in D.C.  Now covering the U.S. economy for Bloomberg News.  Timothyhoman  at gmail dot com   cell: 202-997-5583

Hoover, Jon

2006

Lives at Twin Oaks intentional community, in Virginia.  Rhizomonkey at gmail dot com

Horan, Brian

2001

 

Hurley, Josh

2010

Currently working a 40 hour job to pay the bills. I’m using the philosophy degree to help expand my art as a musician.

Hutchinson, Jeremy  (“Hutch”)

2009

Is living in Minneapolis and currently works for Crow’s Nest Yachts.  I am planning on attending graduate school in a few years for an MBA after I have acquired a few years of post undergraduate work experience. Sailing whenever possible. Is planning on biking Peru later this year. A Zen and the Art of Bicycle Maintenance of sorts. Jrhutchinson at smcm dot edu

Hutson, Laura

1996

 

Iliff, Nick

2007

In law school at the University of Baltimore.  Ntiliff at gmail dot com

Irvine, John

1990

By day, John is a strategic planner for the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services. By night he also plays guitar, sings, records and writes songs for The Jennifers,as well as playing guitar in sundry other bands.  He is also a member of the Homewood Brass Consort and the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra.  In his rare spare time, John enjoys restoring and riding vintage Italian motor scooters.    Jeirvine at gmail dot com

James, Dennis

1989

Studied special education.  Is now a real estate agent in New York City.

Jannotta, Sam

1989

Working as a woodcrafter doing historical preservation for the National Parks Service, in Frederick, Maryland.  Sjannotta at frontiernet dot net

Jarboe, Karen

2006

After graduation, I worked for the Maryland Conservation Corps (MCC), which is a program that falls under Americorps.  Among other things, I became a certified Wild Land Firefighter, which I still do on seasonal basis.  Now I am a state park ranger, with full ranger regalia, at Cedarville State Forest and Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary (Prince George’s County, Maryland).   I’m considering trying graduate school in philosophy for next year.  Kejarboe at gmail dot com

Jauregui, Carla

2004

After staying in Maryland for a while, headed to Breckenridge, Colorado, and fell in love with it, paying for her love by serving.  The 8 months of snow drove her downhill to Denver, where she is studying to become a CPA.  Cjauregu at mscd dot edu

Johnson, Ellen

1998

 

Kalman, Chris

2007

Worked in Colorado, teaching climbing. Now a climbing ranger at Mt. Rainier National Park  Cjkalman at gmail dot com

Kazan, John

2014

Aiming towards teaching English in Korea first, then…I do not know. I want to be a published author, but we shall see.

Kelch, Shaun

1997

13113 Briarclift Terrace, Germantown, MD 20874  301-972-1311

Keller, Darrell

2005

Lieutenant Commander Darrell Lynn Keller, Jr. ’05 is currently the Tactical Action Officer on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. He recently deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM. In 2004, he deployed to Antarctica in support of NASA’s ICESAT project to measure the melting icecaps. In 2006, he earned an M.A. in Liberal Studies from Excelsior College and is currently earning a second Master’s Degree in Humanities at Salve Regina University, while stationed in San Diego. Dlkeller999 at sbcglobal dot net

Kelly, Garrett
(now Garrett Lagan)

2003

Worked for a couple years with his wife in Vermont on the Spring Lake Ranch (which has a herd of beef cattle, a flock of sheep, a herd of swine, two llamas, a large garden, and a maple syrup operation) to rehabilitate people mental illnesses.  Moved to Alaska, then NC.  Starting in 2008, entered the MSW program at UNC—Chapel Hill.  Gklagan at gmail dot com

Kerner, Tom

1992

Enrolled in the M.A. in Philosophy at Virginia Tech.  Then went to law school at California Pacific University, in San Diego.  After a firm in D.C., now practices law at a firm in, and living in, Wilmington, N.C.  Still enjoys a good game of Ultimate Frisbee.  Tkerner1 at yahoo dot com

Kirkley, Bob

1989

P.O. Box 1243, Key Biscayne, FL 33149   305-794-9247

Klein, John

2005

Attempting the impossible and letting it out.  301-466-6408.  Jedklein at bellsouth dot net

Kolm, Rich

2010

Moving to Boulder, Colorado at the end of the summer to find work, fun, and mountains. Always interested in seeing anybody passing through, and couches are usually available. Contact: rich dot kolm at gmail dot com  240 – 678 – 8285.

Konizeski, John

1997

John is living in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and working at a Catholic elementary school teaching English and English math. His Chinese used to be very good but now is only good for remonstrating with students and translating words and sentences into Chinese for students.  I worked for a couple of years at T. Rowe Price in a call center and found it lucrative and valuable but boring so I decided I wanted to continue my Chinese studies. I chose Taiwan over China because I had a friend who recommended it. When I got here I enjoyed studying and found a decent job fairly easily, which then allowed things to spin out of control into the marriage and mortgage that I now have. So not really a plan—just an idea of what might happen.  886 7 550 6719  jekonizeski at yahoo dot com

Kopec, Matt

2000

From 2004-2006, got Master’s in “Philosophy, Science, and Technology Studies” at Virginia Tech.  Then completed the Ph.D. program at University of Wisconsin—Madison, specializing in philosophy of social science and working on the notion of group rationality. Then got a 3-year Young Scholar Lectureship at the University of Colorado—Boulder’s Department of Philosophy.  Matthewckopec at gmail dot com

Kristy, Dylan

2013

Living in my parents’ basement, planning on attending grad school in Philosophy. Dylan dot Reid dot Kristy at gmail dot com

Lanoie, Christine

1997

After graduation, worked for two years in the Boston area, before entering the M.A. program in Philosophy at Boston College.  Then attended the Ph.D. program in Philosophy at University of Utah, and returned to Boston after a year, where she now works as Director of the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, for the state of Massachusetts.  She is also working on her MFA in writing, from Emerson College, was married in 2005, and moved to LA, where she finished her degree and taught writing at community colleges.  Now living in Silicon Valley, teaching writing and critical thinking at local community colleges.  C_lanoie at yahoo dot com

Larson, Christopher

1998

Attend the master’s program at St. John’s College in Annapolis.  10 Queen Victoria St., La Plata, MD 20646

Lawrence, Michael

1999

Worked at school in San Diego for children with learning disabilities; now in M.A. program in journalism at UC-Boulder, focusing on newspaper reporting.  I’ve completed two internships at area newspapers, including one this summer (2004) at a small mountain/ranch town (Gunnison, Colo.) way up in the Rockies.  This semester I’m taking classes and interning at the local paper, the Boulder Daily Camera, covering “hard news” for the city desk:  events, accidents, cops, courts, whatever comes down the pike on a given day. I love it, and have definitely found my career. I’ll graduate in May 2005 if all goes well, and move to whatever town hires me and is compatible with Jackie as well. We’re thinking northern California.  As a former SILF’er, I have to say that my relationship with Jackie is closest to the “two halves of a whole” idea.  She loses her keys and I find them; I get bored and she buys me a kite to fly.  LawrenceMike at gmail dot com

Lay, Jason

2007

After graduation, spent a year as an AmeriCorps volunteer in St. Louis at the Grace Hill Community Health Centers.  Then back in Maryland for a few months, working as a massage therapist.  Now in Portland, Oregon, as in intern at Heart of Business (“….when you want to make a difference but need to make a profit”: http://www.heartofbusiness.com/   Gleebomb at gmail dot com

Leander, Erik

2005

Decided to hold off on grad school for a year, got married in Summer ’05, got rejected to every Ph.D. program Kate and Alan recommended.  I entered the M.A. program in philosophy at the University of Tennessee, where I just finished up (May 2009) a thesis on Husserl’s theory of time-consciousness.  I’ll be teaching intro philosophy at UTK this summer. In 2010, I’ll be heading to Oregon to study animal rights law. I was going to head out there this summer, but my wife and I are expecting a son in September so I’ve deferred for a year until all that craziness has settled down.  Eleander at utk dot edu OR eleander at lclark dot edu

Leddy, Beth

  See “Wentzel, Beth”

Lee, Camilla

2009

Taught kindergarten in Chiang Mai, Thailand for the year.

Lemley, Paul

2009

After graduating from SMCM, I studied Continental Philosophy at Brock University (Canada), and in 2010 will begin the Ph.D. program in Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture at SUNY-Binghamton. When I am not slowly grinding away at what little sanity I have left working on academic pursuits, I enjoy reading Deleuze and Guattari and wondering what I did wrong in a past life to be reborn as a philosopher.

Letts, Dawn

2001

Works for Maryland State Parks at St. Mary’s River State Park. 

Little, Jason

1995

Worked for several years at Point Lookout State Park.  Now working at Dunkirk Supply and starting his own “Moonlight Pool and Spa Service.”  301-994-9916 (home) moonlightpoolandspa at otmail dotcom

Loff, Sarah

1999

After working short-term jobs in the D.C. area for a couple of years, worked as a web editor for Georgetown University designing websites for their fundraising office.  Then in 2008, worked for Media Matters for America, in D.C., as a web producer.  Since then, putting her critical thinking and writing skills to work as a web content editor for a contractor for NASA’s website. Saloff at gmail dot com

Loughran, Brendan

2012

Spent the summer after graduation living on campus in Queen Anne Hall doing odd jobs as a lifeguard, waiter, caterer and general raconteur around St. Mary’s County, trying to spend many hours in both the river and the Green Door, soaking up as much of St. Mary’s life as I can.  In August of 2012 I will be moving to New York City to pursue an M.A. in Bioethics from New York University, concentrating in clinical ethics.  Bglough at yahoo dot com

Ludwig, Julie

1991

Taught high school in the Baltimore area.  Lives with son Kellen (b. 1994) in upstate New York, first teaching at an alternative high school in Watertown, and now, having gotten her masters in educational administration, is serving as a special education school improvement specialist.  I work for the New York State Education Department, at a cooperative board of education that serves 18 districts over 3000 sq miles from Lake Ontario into the Adirondacks.  Jludwig at mail dot boces dot com

Lykens, Alex

2013

After graduation, I’ll be attending the University of Baltimore Law School while living at my parents’ home in Towson. While I’m waiting to graduate, I will have the pleasure of working for Top Notch Moving and Storage, based in Timonium.

Lyman, Brian

2000

Earned a J.D. at The George Washington University Law School, May, 2003. Admitted to practice law in Maryland and is currently an associate attorney at the general practice firm of Hillman, Brown and Darrow, PA in Annapolis Maryland.  Otherwise busy with 5 kids. http://www.hbdlaw.com/  bdlyman at gmail dot com

Lynch, Amelia

2011

In September after graduation, starts working in Cordoba, Argentina for a grass-roots non-profit organization….   ahlynch at smcm dot edu

MacDougall, Mark

1994

Worked for 10 years for Fidelity Investments in Boston, and in 2007 is moving to New York. 

Magruder, Sarah

2001

Assistant Director of the Writing Center at SMCM.  Scmagruder at smcm dot edu

Malmrose, Andrew

2013

Manarolla, Andrew

2001

Completed the M.A. program in Environmental Public Policy at UM-College Park.  XicoManarolla at yahoo dot com

Manrodt, Peter

2010

 

Marquette, Chris

2014

 

Masson, Stephen

2013

Working as a tech assistant at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, where I’ve been working part-time during college.

McCarty, Kate

2004

Worked as a camp counselor in Estes Park, Colorado for the summer after graduation.  Then as a deckhand for the Living Classrooms Foundation, in Baltimore.  Next, for a year as the Sailing Program Coordinator at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, in St. Michael’s, Maryland—terrorizing schoolchildren on a daily basis  Then March-August 2008 as a Youth Crew Leader for the Montana Conservation Corps, operating a chainsaw and being a badass.  Now she has moved to Portland, Maine, and until she finds something more regular, she is doing catering jobs sporadically.  Khmccarty at otmail dot com

McCrae, Joe

2000

Worked in Residence Life as at UM-College Park for two years.  In fall 2004, started the M.A. program in college counseling at University of Delaware, completing it in 2006, when he began working as Faculty Counselor at Delaware County Community College.  McCrae dot Joseph at gmail dot com

McCutcheon, Sean

1994

higherdimensional at earthlink dot net Sean McCutcheon spent a number of years divided between working various computer jobs and doing nearly 15,000 hours of meditation, as well as playing bass in several bands, composing progressive rock in strange time signatures, and doing oil paintings in 4-D perspective.  After dropping out of two graduate programs due to boredom (Psychology at Antioch and Buddhist Studies at Naropa), he is currently pursuing an M.S. in Computer Science at the Florida Institute of Technology, which he is finding to be more challenging.  E-mail: higherdimensional at earthlink dot net

McDowell, Leslie (née Severy)

1990

Received M.A. degree from JHU’s School of Advanced International Study in D.C.  Lived in China Leslie_McDowell at otmail dot com

McGrew, Megan

2005

Attending Florida State University as a fully funded doctoral student in the Philosophy program!  Has completed her MA, and hopes to be ABD after summer 2009.  Mmm05t at garnet dot acns dot fsu dot edu

McLendon, Markus

1994

I am the Principal of the Taylor School, Sheppard Pratt @ Ellicott City.  Not only has someone made me legally responsible for Emotionally Disturbed children, but I am also supposed to mentor teachers and work responsibly with state and Federal organizations.  (People really are irresponsible!)  On the other hand, I think I am quite good at it and I enjoy it a great deal.

After graduation,  I was a department store manager for about three years, but it was cutting into my sailing time.  So I moved to Baltimore, and I sort of drifted around working Temporary Jobs for computer contractors and the government until I realized I had a damn fine education and needed to get onto using it for something other than solving other people’s computer or staffing problems.  I even worked in an Italian restaurant.  As amusing as it was learning to make Italian pizza and sundry foods from a Russian national, I decided I wasn’t really accomplishing anything.   So I got a job working with emotionally disturbed kids in special education, first as a teaching assistant, then a teacher and then a principal, at Taylor School in Baltimore. During the course of that journey, I went on and earned a master’s degree in Special Education from Loyola College of Maryland.  Then after some reorganization, I got my present position of School Director for New Foundations in Baltimore I actually am responsible for the whole ball of wax now.

Markuza at yahoo dot com

McManus, Kristin

2007

Worked as a paralegal in Baltimore, then for Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, in Annapolis.  Kmcmanus85 at gmail dot com

McMurray, Creighton

2000

I received a Master’s Degree in Bioethics & Medical Humanities from the University of South Florida in 2004.  During that time I worked as a Bar Manager, Event Promoter, DJ, and a Private Investigator for Missing Llama.  Since then I’ve moved to the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont (or, as some fellow alumni refer to it, the Moose-Infested North) where I own and operate a restaurant called Jennifer’s, and the Grand Trunk Tavern, both in Island Pond.  Kr8n at yahoo dot com

Mickle, Jonathan

1996

Completed law school at Duke University; now practicing in North Carolina.  Jmickle at quantell dot com

Miller, Danny

2004

After graduating, I spent a year traveling in India, Thailand, the Middle East, and Southern Africa, doing Tsunami relief work, living in an ashram to practice meditation, and was certified to Teach English as a Foreign Language.  I am currently living in Gaithersburg, Maryland, teaching English to an international class of adult students.  Dannyinindia at yahoo dot com

Mitchell, Ruth

1990

After graduating I hung out for a few years “down in the county” digging.  Went to Egypt to get M.A. in Anthropology from the American University in Cairo, and spent two wonderful years there.  Came back to the county and here I am digging away, working as an archaeologist at Historic St. Mary’s City  rmmitchell at smcm dot edu

Moessinger, Seth

2007

 

Montefusco, Peter

2006

After graduation, went to law school at Washington and Lee University, finishing law school in the worst job market for lawyers. After trying a few things, decided to open his own law practice in 2013. Montefusco dot p at gmail dot com

Moran, Darryl

2001

Making music in Charlottesville, VA.  Seleus.org   Seleus at gmail dot com

Moreland, Jonathan

2000

Worked as substitute teacher after graduation, and got married.  Then completed an M.A.I.S.D.  (Master of Arts in Instructional Systems Development) at the University of Baltimore.  I’m teaching World History and United States History at Calvert High School, Prince Frederick, MD, where I also coach baseball.  And my favorite addition to my resume since departing SMCM:  I’m a DAD.  P.O. Box 826, Lusby, MD 20657  jwmoreland at yahoo dot com

Moroz, Stephen

1996

Took graduate courses in philosophy at American University, while working for the National Parks Service in Charles County, Maryland, in Salem, Massachusetts, and at the Cape Hatteras lighthouse in N.C.   I am currently (2009) a park ranger here on Lake Mohave, in Lake Mead National Recreation Area out west.  Scmoroz at otmail dot com

Morrison, Mary

1991

2245 Newton St., Denver, CO, 80211-5061

Moser, Jon

2001

Completed M.A. degree in Religion (focus: Ethics) at Yale Divinity School, then was Assistant Coordinator of the Bioethics Project at Yale.  Now teaching U.S. History at his high school alma mater, Perkiomen School in Pennsburg, PA.   jondmoser at otmail dot com

Murphy, Mark

1993

Works for Wookie Foot.

Murphy, Michael

1995

 

Nahr, Andreas

1993

 

Designed his own major in German Literature and Philosophy.  After graduation from SMC I traveled around the orld for 6 weeks.  Major stops were:  Japan, China, Mongolia, Russia and Europe.  After that I went to Grad School and got an MA in Philosophy.  Upon that graduation t I traveled in Africa for 4 months, ran out of money and came back home.

 I then landed a job as a flight attendant, putting those philosophy degrees to good use.  That’s where I met my wife; we were married in 1998.  In 2002 I took an early out from the airline, and have been working in IT ever since. 

I have 2 kids.  Emma (born 2003) and Peter (born 2005).  We moved to Minnesota in 2007, where I continue to work in the legal IT field.   Aj.nahr at gmail dot com  Address: 5915 Oakview Ln N, Plymouth, Mn 55442

Nesnow, Geoff

1996

I moved to D.C. after SMCM, then moved to California (San Jose), then moved to Rhode Island (job transfers), where I got married and bought my first house.  I worked for a tech start-up, where I created a new position for myself as Chief Technology Evangelist.  I actually got that job partly because the CEO at the time was also a philosophy major (Haverford) and we hit it off.  The company Iron Mountain has purchased that company and now I work for them.  Phone: 401.737.2262.  LiveVault Corporation:  800.638.5518 ext. 412 (direct); 401.374.6855 (cell)  gnesnow at otmail dot com

Newcomer, Caitlin

2005

Moved to Prague in summer after graduation to teach English businessmen and pre-school boys (sometimes it was hard to tell the difference)  Returned a year later to attend the MFA program in Creative Writing at The Ohio State University.  Caitlin dot newcomer at gmail dot com

Nicolas, Ashton

2005

Is the Summer Programs Coordinator at Goucher College, in Baltimore.  I organize all housing, meal, and other requests for those summer camps and conferences run through the Events Office. I plan every aspect of their campus stay. I also work with organizing the housing, meals, and classroom space for our graduate programs and summer research projects. I love it, but it’s hard staying focused when everyone else is on vacation!  Ashton dot Nicolas at gmail dot com

Oh, Lana

2001

After working for consulting firms in the D.C. region, she lived in Belgium, got a graduate degree in Migration Studies at the Brussels School for International Studies.   In 2010, is living in Uganda, working for the International Organization for Migration:  http://uganda.iom.int/  Lana dot oh at gmail dot com

O’Hara, Megan

2007

After graduation, I worked for the Audubon MD-DC as an environmental educator, then as a case management intern for the International Rescue Committee, a humanitarian relief organization.  I am currently working for the City of Baltimore as a Pollution Control Analyst (biologist) and in spring 2009, I will start the MS program in Environmental Science and Policy at Johns Hopkins UniversityMsohara at smcm dot edu

Overholser, Anne (now Geisinger)

1990

Worked as Quality Specialist and in Customer Service at McCormick & Company, in Baltimore.

Parks, Kevin

2007

In 2008 completed the Master’s program in Philosophy at Brock University in Canada.  Thekparksspot at gmail dot com

Pearson, Dan

2004

“In the D. C. area, doing paralegalish stuff.”  Dbpearson at gmail dot com

Perilla, Rob

2006

Frperilla at gmail dot com

Perrie, Matt

1992

 

Petit, Ross

1999

4884 Santa Monica Ave., San Diego, CA 92107

Pfau, Harris

2011

Working retail at Earth Treks Climbing Centers as well as teaching climbing classes here and there. It pays the bills. Considering law school.  Hcpfau at smcm dot edu

Pinilla, Gabe

1999

Tended bar in Florida, with a view of sunsets.  Ended up in law school and now practices in Ft. Lauderdale.  Gdpinilla at aol dot com

Ploger, Rob

1993

Woodworking in Tucson, making musical instruments and furniture, and teaching tai chi:  www.rploger.com  rploger at yahoo dot com

Poling, Greg

2007

Taught English in elementary school in Shanghai (which is where he spent the spring of his junior year) to further his study of Mandarin.  Then returned home and worked odd jobs while applying to grad school.  In 2010 Greg began the M.A. program in Comparative and Regional Studies, focusing on Asia, at American University’s School of International Service, in D.C. While in grad school, he worked in D.C. at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in their Southeast Asian program—first as an intern, then as a research assistant (a staff position), and then upon completion of the M.A. program in May 2012, as a research associate 

Specifically, Greg now works as a fellow with the Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies and the Pacific Partners Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a non-partisan think tank in Washington, DC. He manages research projects that focus on U.S. foreign policy in the Asia Pacific, with a special focus on the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. His current research interests include disputes in the South China Sea, democratization in Southeast Asia, and Asian multilateralism. 

Greg is the author of The South China Sea in Focus: Clarifying the Limits of Maritime Dispute (CSIS, July 2013) and a coauthor of From Strength to Empowerment: The Next Generation of U.S.-Malaysia Relations (CSIS, May 2012), Sustainable Energy Futures in Southeast Asia (CSIS, December 2012), and A U.S.-Indonesia Partnership for 2020: Recommendations for Forging a 21st Century Relationship(CSIS, September 2013).

In September 2012, he married Nicole Norfolk, and the two live in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

ItsAllUpaya at yahoo dot com

Pollack, Debbie

1998

Completed in 2006 the Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology at Duquesne University, in Pittsburgh, with a year-long internship at SUNY Upstate Medical University, in Syracuse. Now is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Psychology Dept. at Syracuse University.  Deborah dot Pollack at gmail dot com

Pollock, Adam

2008

I am a Peace Corps volunteer working with the NGO AIESEC in Ohrid, Macedonia. I am also doing a decent amount of work with the local Red Cross.  Agpollock85 at gmail dot com

Polster, Devin

2000

After graduation, taught Literature part-time at the College of Southern Maryland.  Served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand.  Completed the M.A. program in International Relations at the University of Chicago, followed by working in international finance.  Worked in D.C. overseeing disasters and coordinating federal recovery efforts for the government, then moved to San Francisco.  Devinbp at gmail dot com

Porter, Jill

1990

After getting her Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership,  with concentrations in Peace Education and Global Education, she is now Professor of Education and Philosophy, and University Field Supervisor, at Alliant International University, in San Diego, where she teaches peace education, critical thinking, and education and ethics.  She occasionally leads students on study tours to Egypt, where she was on 9/11.  JillSPorter at hotmail dot com

Posey, Sarah
(now Sarah Sharpless)

2006

Worked (mostly from home) in legal research for a Bethesda firm.  Then as general manager of the Woodlands Grill, in Wildewood, in California, Maryland. Then as the Food & Beverage manager at the Hilton Garden Inn in Solomons.   Sarah dot shadytree at gmail dot com

Powers, James (J.G.)

1990

 

Prendergast, Alison (Ali)

2005

Living in Silver Spring, still yelling about theological dilemmas, looking for a job that lets me organize things. Is the Assistant Store Manager at the Barnes & Noble in Georgetown.  Acprendergast at gmail dot com

Pressley, Kacie

2006

In August 2007, I moved to Thailand, stopping off in China.  Now work for the Prince George’s County (MD) fire department.  Kacie dot Eileen at gmail dot com

Prybylski, Nate (now Nate Frost)

2006

Graduated a semester early from Drexel law school.  Passed the Maryland bar in February 2011. As of 2013, still haven’t found a job beyond document review, despite my best efforts. For anyone eyeing the legal profession, I urge you to consider this carefully. Nate dot M dot Frost at gmail dot com

Puvapiromquan, Rateeluck Tarn (now Rateeluck Tarn Goelling)

2001

Tarn is an electrician (a journeyman inside wireman) in D.C. and is active in the AFL-CIO and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.  She was married in September 1014.

Rader, Bill

2010

Entered University of Maryland School of Law.  Got an internship for after his first year with Judge Kenney at the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

Ramsey, Mukhtar

1998

In 2007, got a Master of Science of Oriental Medicine from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture.  Now a self-employed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, in Scottsdale, AZ.  Crazysockman at yahoo dot com

Raftery, Meghan

2005

I graduated and moved to Baltimore for two years.  I then moved to D.C. and worked with a government contractor working for the Department of Defense, while I completed a Masters of Science program in Information Systems at UMBC.  Working as an analyst for BAI, Inc., in Arlington, VA.   Meghan dot Raftery at gmail dot com

Ranta, Annamarei (née Wittmann)

1994

Received her M.D. from Penn State; practiced neurology in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Married to John Ranta (’97), and they have a daughter, Syrah.  http://colonna.net/Anna/   Moved to Atlanta in 2004, then to New Zealand.  Annaranta at yahoo dot com

Ranta, John

1997

Worked in computers in Charlottesville, Virginia, until 2004, when he, Anna Ranta (’94) and daughter Syrah moved to Atlanta.   Completed the M.A. program in Philosophy at Georgia State University in fall 04, and they’ve moved to New Zealand.   http://colonna.net/Anna/  johnranta at hotmail dot com

Rattey, Justin

2013

For the first part of 2014, I will be working as Project Manager for Good360, which is a non-profit located in Alexandria, VA, which distributes unused goods from larger organizations (e.g., Target, Wal-Mart) to non-profits that need them. I plan to enroll in graduate school next fall to pursue a Ph.D. in political science, focusing in political theory, which would use coursework from both my undergraduate majors (philosophy and political science).

Rebeck, Sharon

1998

After having lived outside of Boston while working as a copy editor, getting a masters in education, teaching two years in a Waldorf school, slicing meat in a deli, running a farmers’ market for a local bakery (none of those things simultaneously), she is now living and teaching in Boulder.  Sharon dot Rebeck at yahoo dot com

Reidinger, Nicole

2013

In the summer after graduation, will attend the Summer Publishing Institute in New York, as a step to (hopefully) working in publishing. Working in D.C. for the Endocrine Society, helping to arrange their conferences. In summer 2014, am moving to their publishing department (medical journals). NicoleReidinger90 at gmail dot com

Reuben, Danny

1998 RELG

I graduated in 2001 with an M.A. in Buddhist Studies from Naropa University (in Boulder).  I have completed all my class work for my Ph.D. in Buddhist and Hindu Philosophy and Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies (outside of San Francisco), and am now in my dissertation proposal phase.  I saw Tom Waits in concert (2 nights in a row) while living in Boulder.  I’ve added to the tattoo collection and now have my entire back done (my dedication to the major religious traditions of the world)….I just got back from giving two talks in Hawaii at the International Conference on Arts and Humanities, and am giving another talk in March 2004 at Wittier College in Los Angeles.  Been doing Sanskrit for the past 3 ½ years, have an awesome cat named little one (she’s not fat, she’s big boned)…still watching hockey, still being punk (even more so now a days) and of course I’m living in San Francisco.  Still drinking lots of diet coke, smoking too much for my own good, and still don’t do drugs….go figure….well, I guess it’s time to end with my new catchy phrase that I made up, “I tried to take myself seriously once, but got hurt…I’m better now, as long as I take my meds…”  dan the man, or fnord, or shakes, or whatever-strikith-thou….and I still can’t spell….  Fnord428 at gmail dot com

Roberts, Hilary

1993

Teaching little ones in Baltimore County public schools  hilaryrobertsking at gmail dot com

Roberts, Jesse

1993

Worked as coach for the women’s soccer team at UW—Green Bay, and then for Clemson University and Towson University.  In Baltimore now, working as Director of Enrollment and Marketing director for a Catholic HS in Baltimore, while finishing (done in 2011) an MBA from Loyola University.  Was the Director of Admission at West Nottingham Academy in Cecil County for three years.  Jrobgk1 at yahoo dot com

Roche, Matt

2000

During his final semester at SMCM,  he started working at the Capital Research Center, a Washington think tank that monitors trends in philanthropy and corporate giving, and continued there for a couple of years.  Then he worked for a few years as a fundraiser for the Tax Foundation (www.TaxFoundation.org), a think tank in Washington, D.C.  Although he long vowed never to become a lawyer, he graduated from Catholic University’s law school in May 2009.  He is married and a board member of America’s Future Foundation (www.americasfuture.org) and lives in D.C. (cell: 202-390-7474)  Matthew dot Roche dot AFF at gmail dot com

Rockler, Jeremy

2009

I am currently living in Buffalo, NY where I worked in the year after graduation as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, trying to set up a CityCorps program in the city of Buffalo.  CityCorps seeks to connect AmeriCorps with the City of Buffalo government, channeling volunteer energies to respond to the needs of Buffalo residents.  I would certainly recommend AmeriCorps as an option for those future grads looking for a unique way to get experience in the ‘real world’!  Stayed in Buffalo the next year, to work for the city, and got accepted into the graduate program in Urban Planning at the University of Buffalo, which I deferred, in order to learn more about the city. I worked as a bank teller and now as a loan administrator for First Niagara Bank.  Got married in 2012.  Jmrockler at gmail dot com

Rubin, Paula

See “Swann, Paula”

Rudin, Bryan

2014

Saah, Christopher

1998

After graduation…  Then lived in L.A. for two years, before moving back to the D.C. area.  Enrolling in fall 2004 in the Maryland Institute, College of Art, in their Photography and Digital Imaging program.   Samples of stills available at http://www.safelightfilms.com    E-mail:  info at christophersaah dot com

Sachs, Elizabeth

1995

 

Sanders, Stacy

2004

Planned to enroll in the Ph.D. program in Philosophy/Applied Ethics at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, until she found out she was accepted as a Research Assistant at The Hastings Center, in New York (www.thehastingscenter.org).  She spent two years there, and although Bowling Green agreed to defer her admission and financial package until the fall of 2006, she decided in the meantime to enter then the Masters of Social Work program at the University of Michigan.  After completing that, she is working at a full-time position for as a Field Organizer for the Elder Economic Security Initiative (EESI), within Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW), a non-profit advocacy organization in Washington DC. StacyJS1008 at gmail dot com

Sanford, Rachael

2002

Graduated in 2005 from law school at University of Denver.  Living in Danville, Virginia, working for mid-sized law firmClement & Wheatley (www.clementwheatley.com), where I practice family law and general civil litigation. Rachaelsan723 at gmail dot com

Sarlin, Kristen  (now Greenberg)

1993

Married to Josh Greenberg (on this page)  ksgreenberg at erizon dot net

Saviano, Kim

1993

Works doing tech stuff for a loan company in the Denver area.  Ksaviano at gmail dot com

Schell, Dan

2010

I am spending two years as team leader with Americorps National Civilian Conservation Corps. In the first year, I managed a team of 18-24 year olds who worked on four projects, including building a house in Baton Rouge, working at a heritage farm in Arizona, working at an outdoor education center in Jamestown, Colorado, and removing tornado debris in Joplin, Missouri. Following Americorps, my tentative plan is to attend grad school.

Schermerhorn, Jack (Calvin)

1998

Received a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, and following a year off, enrolled in the Ph.D. program in American History at UVA.  After completing that, is now Assistant Professor of History at Arizona State University.  In 2011 he published Money over Mastery, Family over Freedom: Slavery in the Antebellum Upper South (JHU Press). Calvin_schermerhorn at otmail dot com 

Schoming, Ella

2011

meschoming at gmail dot com

Schultz, Anthony

2005

Completed the MAT program at Towson University.  Skeltz at gmail dot com

Sellouk, Jamie

2008

Standout43 at gmail dot com

Severy, Leslie

  See “McDowell, Leslie”

Shapiro, Rachael (now Lipton)

1999

Got her Master’s at the University of Colorado at Boulder in editorial and broadcast news.  Now working in New York for News Corporation.  In 2011, became the deputy copy chief of the features and entertainment department of the New York Post.  As of 2013, is the Copy Chief of the Features Department. Rachael dot Shapiro at gmail dot com

Sharp, Jean Allison  (Ali)

2003

Worked for two years in the Choice program in Baltimore, helping at-risk high-schoolers stay “on-track.”  In 2005, moved to Tennessee, and in 2008, married SMCM alumnus Mikey Church, in St. Inigoes.  Spent two years in Montana working as a youth care worker for a temporary shelter for teens.  In 2010, moved to Tajikistan as Mikey’s research assistant on his Fulbright, studying water poverty.  Back in Missoula, received an MSW in 2014 from University of Montana. Tennesseeali at gmail dot com

Sheils, Will

2002

Worked in Annapolis for several years, doing advertising for a sailing magazine. Then traveled to Europe in fall 2005. I am currently living Annapolis and working for an East Coast yacht company in yacht sales (www.intrinsicyacht.com).

Actually, my philosophy degree has proved it’s relevancy in sales and acting as a mediator between buyers and seller.  Who would have thought?  WPSheils at gmail dot com

Shepherd, Matt

1999

After graduating I sat by my parent’s pool a la The Graduate for about 3 weeks.  Then I got a job at an educational research organization.  I worked there for about 5 years first as a research assistant, then as a web developer, and finally as a network engineer/help desk monkey.

During the first year of work I learned what Homer meant when he said, “The boy reminds me of myself when I was his age . . . before the weight of the world broke my spirit.”  Then I sold my soul and took a job as the IT Manager for a lobbying firm.  Democracy is officially dead.  I am currently looking for a job in IT Security in a totally different industry.

I bought a condo in Gaithersburg, MD in the summer of 2004 and have been living there with my iancé and dog.  Of course, like all SMCM alumni, I am engaged to another SMCM graduate, Leena Ghim.  Hopefully this proves once and for all that Sarah Ebenreck was wrong when she mysteriously ‘outed’ me in one of her classes.  Turn offs include “players”, smokers, and mean people.  Sir dot loucious at gmail dot com

Siegel, Aaron

2011

In Chicago, enrolled in the John Marshall Law School. AaronLSiegel at gmail dot com

Siler, Jeff (Darrion)

2007

An early childhood music specialist at Bach 2 Rock, in D.C.  In the off-season, plays baseball in Belgium.  Bluesbuddha dot Darrion at gmail dot com 

Silver, Jacob

2013

I enjoy working with kids, especially in an outdoor setting, and I’d like to see a bit more of our beautiful country. In addition, I’d like to keep studying philosophy. Hopefully, a graduate school will have me one day. So for the summer of 2013, I returned to a supervisory position at the Quaker outdoor education camp in NC that I’ve worked at. Then in the fall, I returned to St. Mary’s County, to work full-time at Evenstar organic farm, to sit in on additional philosophy classes, and to serve as a course assistant for Philosophy 101, and then for Philosophy 120 in the spring of 2014. In the summer of 2014, I will hike part of the Appalachian Trail, then return to the NC outdoor education camp as a rock-climbing instructor. Then on for a 2-year stint as a teacher and “houseparent” at the Arthur Morgan School (a progressive boarding school near Ashville, NC, for 7-9th graders, in the Quaker and Montessori traditions).

Singer, Craig

1999

Worked at Legg Mason, until moving to New York in 2007, to work for Citicorps, and an analyst covering the banking sector.  Craighsinger at yahoo dot com

Siuta, Sandy

1994

Living in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Sandysiuta at yahoo dot com

Skopp, Bethany

1999

After graduating from George Washington University’s School of Law, started in 2003 working as an attorney in the Prince George’s County Public Defender’s Office.  Bethanyskopp at otmail dot com

Slaght, Christopher

1997

numbthumbs at yahoo dot com

Sloboda, Melissa (now Supik)

2006

Working at JHU’s School of Medicine. Masloboda at smcm dot edu

Smith, Alana
(now Davenport)

2001

After the MA program in “Humanities and Social Thought” at NYU, and working in Manhattan part-time as an office

Manager, Alana returned to Maryland and to pursue her MSW at the University of Maryland’s School of Social Work.  abdvnprt at gmail dot com

Smith, Allison

2011

Smith, Jordan

1994

Living  on his sailboat, with wife and daughter.  JordanSmith1171 at gmail dot com

Smith, Nathan

2013

Bicycling across country to San Francisco with three other newly minted SMCM grads.  From there, who knows?

Smith, Susan

2012

After graduation, I will be working at Fish Whistle as a server in Chestertown, Md for the summer. I will also be a teaching assistant for a Horizons program at Radcliffe Creek School. In the fall, I will be attending graduate school at Salisbury University (but will be living in Chestertown and going to a satellite program at Chesapeake College) to acquire a Master’s in Social Work. I plan to work while going to school and eventually I plan to be a social worker in Maryland. Ssmith12 at gulls dot otmaily dot edu

Snyder, Henry

2000

Got a Masters.  Henry Snyder tries to keep things interesting. After getting a Master’s, he now lives in South Carolina, where he counsels the at-risk youth of our proud nation. He has previously lived in VA, NC, MD, and your momma’s closet. He enjoys e-mails, surfing, bebopping, scatting, and edible undergarments.   Hdsnyder at gmail dot com

Sottek, T.C. (Timothy)

2008

A week after graduating, I got down to business!  I’m working with the National Parks Conservation Association (www.npca.org) as a “Research Coordinator” (a.k.a. lobbyist) for conservation issues.  If you’re curious about why lobbyists and special interests are good for democracy, shoot me an email!  Then in 2013, moved to NYC to take a position at The Verge.

Southgate, Karl

2005

Taught English in Japan.  Now living in Ashville, NC, making music there.  Email address: karlsouthgate at gmail dot com

Sower, Clinton

1996

 

Stanton, Kevin

1994

Got his MA in Philosophy from Colorado State University in 2001, and is an adjunct instructor of philosophy at Front Range Community College.  Kmstanton at omcast dot net

Stearns, Easton

2008

Manager and head mechanic at The Catonsville Bike Shop, in MD.  Gestearns at gmail dot com

Stevenson, Ian

1999

After graduation, completed the Master of Liberal Studies program at St. John’s College in Annapolis, and worked for a couple of years for the National Coalition for the Homeless, in Washington, D.C.  Then moved to a lobbying firm in D.C., working as an accountant.  Married in 2005.  Then “a wonky ontologist [that’s right: OWL] for a semantic technology company” in Hunt Valley, MD. Starting in fall 2014, got a full-time job with Baltimore City Public Schools, teaching Information Technology to 10-12 graders in west Baltimore. Istevenson1717 at gmail dot com

Stockmeyer, Ed

2006

 

Storms, Karen

1992

After graduation, began the M.A. program in Philosophy at University of Connecticut, and cut that short in order to return to work in the theater community in D.C., including at Arena Stage. Now the stage manager for the Washington Ballet.  Karenstorms at otmail dot com

Strauss, Ethan

2007

Worked as a clinical assistant at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, while working on his Master’s in Social Work (Families and Children) at the University of Maryland (Baltimore).  Now doing social work, mostly with children, in Harford County, Maryland  ethanstrauss1 at gmail dot com

Surlis, Aidan

1996

 After graduation, went to work selling real estate in the Annapolis area. Still there as of 2014, though also busy with three children. Aidan at teamsurlis dot com

Sutt, Christina

2008

Attending law school at the University of Baltimore.  Cmsutt at gmail dot com

Sutton, Charles

1999

In the doctoral program in Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts.  Casutton at cs dot umass dot edu

Swann, Paula  (née Rubin)

1994

 In 1997, I received an M.A. from St. John’s College in Annapolis where I also met my husband, John Swann.  I completed another Bachelor’s program at UMBC in Computer Science in 2001.  I am now working as a computer scientist in the D.C. area.  I’m also on the board of my county’s literacy council and have been a reading tutor for an adult for over two years.  Paula_swann at otmail dot com

Swearengen, Ken

2006

For the summer was the Aquatics Director at a Boy Scout camp on the Eastern Shore.  Then I entered the MA program in Philosophy (Mind, Language, and Knowledge) at University College, Dublin (in Ireland)  Krswearengen at gmail dot com

Sweeney, Jennifer

1998

 

Teti, Stowe

1993

After graduation, began the M.A. program in Philosophy at University of Connecticut. Returned to the D.C. area and worked designing furniture.  Now doing architecture.  Living at 3500 Dupont Ave, Kensington, MD 20895; 301-942-2935; stoweteti at mac dot com/stowe at AdventuresInPermitting dot com

Thelin-Knox, Vanessa

2006

In August 2014, finished her 3-year program in acupuncture, at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies, in Pennsylvania, and then began her own practice in Bethesda, Maryland: www.holisticacupuncturebethesda.com/ 

Thomassen, Ben

2001

Worked for a small internet design company in D.C. Then 2003-2005 in the M.A. program in Liberal Studies at University of Chicago.  Now in law school at Chicago-Kent College of Law  Benjamint at gmail dot com OR dryueh00 at yahoo dot com

Thompson, David

1992

 

Thurlow, Barbara

1990

Does photography and portrait art in D.C.  For years was on the volunteer staff at the National Zoo, working with the gorillas and the reptiles; although not now a volunteer, she still regularly visits the gorillas.   My husband, Brian Williamson, is still tolerating me after almost 12 years.  He is a gravedigger and a fan of Tolkien and Jung.  Oh, and we have a very handsome black cat named ‘Scootch.’  He’s our only child.” Barbara dot Thurlow at netzero dot net

Tomcsik, Jeff

1999

After a couple of years working as a mate on a charter fishing boat (out of Scheible’s, south of the College), got his Masters of Arts in Teaching degree from the College of Notre Dame (through the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center).  Taught middle school in Charles County, MD for 2 years, and got married.  In spring 2005 received his Captain’s license and runs a weekend charter boat out of Scheible’s, while managing a dental office during the week.  Cell: 240-298-2876.  Jtomcsik at yahoo dot com

Trainor, Tripp

2014

 

Turner, Chelsea

2006

Worked after graduation at the Library of Congress, and in 2010 started the Master’s of Public Policy program at the University of Maryland.  Cpturner at smcm dot edu

Tyree, Adrian

2006

After graduation, I worked for the six months for a counseling firm based in Baltimore. Then I worked in a psychiatric rehab program as a family counselor, mediator, and child counselor, with about 9 families.  It was pretty intense.  I now work for a mental health agency called Building Communities Today For Tomorrow, as a case manager with the Department of Juvenile Services. Married in 2007, he and his wife launched an online travel strore called Playcation Enterprise http://www.playcationenterprise.com. Adtyree02 at yahoo dot com

Vargas, Patrick

1992

Completed PhD in social psychology from The Ohio State University, in 1997.  Spent one year as post-doc in Sydney, Australia, at University of New South Wales.  Now a professor of advertising and psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Recently got first professional haircut in 12 years.  (Jan. 04)  pvargas at uiuc dot edu

Virga, Michael

2012

I will be working as a volunteer for the Jesuit Volunteer Corps from August 2012 to August 2013.  I will be volunteering at Community Home Repair of Arizona, Inc. in Tucson, Arizona.  After that, I am not sure what I will be up to.   MQVirga at gmail dot com

Vorhis, Chris

2007

Taught English in Dalian, China for three years.  Learned Mandarin Chinese.  Got married to an amazing woman, Ji Shi, in summer 2010.  Currently at College Park's Maryland School of Public Policy as a Robertson Fellow, studying ISEP (International Security and Economic Policy) MPP '12.  Loves all things international, and has plenty of advice for those who want to teach English overseas (esp. in China).  Cvvorhis at gmail dot com

Waller, Dave

2006

Living in Panama City, Florida.  Dagwaller at hotmail dot com

Waro, Wyatt

1997

I was painting high-rises in Hawaii shortly after graduation in ’97. I did that for about 5 months before coming back to St. Mary’s where I worked as a Contract Administrator for a small defense contractor in Lexington Park for about 8 months before moving to DC. I worked for myself doing some home improvement work for 5 months while also working for a real estate firm and then another govt. contract as a technical writer for another 5 months. Then I got the job as a satellite controller at Goddard Space Center, and stayed there over 2 yrs., followed by two more years working for XM Satellite Radio. I moved in w/ my bro in So. Jersey, delivering newspapers and selling BMX & mountain-bike parts via eBay for a few months. Then, I moved back to St. Mary’s and lived in a shack w/ this local girl, her mom, 3 kids, 1 runaway girl and 20 cats in the last old non-wealthy home off Breton Bay. I lived off unemployment and eBay during this time before I just had to get the hell out. So I moved to Hawaii and just resumed my mountain-biking, bodyboarding and spearfishing hobbies living w/ my uncle and auntie until my unemployment checks ran out. Then I got a job at Club Femme Nu, Hawaii’s best strip club, where I worked as a bar waiter full-time.  In mid-2004, I started working as a baggage handler for the TSA at Honolulu International Airport.  In between all my jobs I managed to travel quite a bit. Really enjoyed the 4 corners region of the US and all of California. Enjoyed Norway and Sweden a lot too.  Address:  3215 Ala Ilima St. A909, Honolulu, HI 96818  cell: (808) 772-1150  wwaro at yahoo dot com

Wates, Tyler

2014

 

Watters, Andrew

2007

Worked for a pedicab company in Newport, then in Boston.  Now in SF, where he is sailing and managing the local branch of the pedicab company.  Amwsailing at gmail dot com

Weaver, Adam

2003

After graduation, worked as a … at the law firm of …. In D.C.  Then started law school at Catholic University, where he is now.  Ajweaver at smcm dot edu

Weeks, Cathy

  See “Wright, Cathy”

Wentzel, Beth  (née Leddy)

1998

Attended Naropa Institute, in Buddhist studies in Boulder, Colorado.  Now practicing eastern medicine in Manhattan, as Beth Leddy Wentzel, L. Ac.   www.bethanyleddy.com  646-872-1181  bethanyacupuncture at gmail dot com

Whitaker, Aaron

1996

Lived for a while in St. Mary’s County, working for a military contractor in Lexington Park.  Then moved to San Diego to do the same.  Aaron dot M dot Whitaker at navy dot mil OR oystersmd at yahoo dot com

White, Rob

2004

Did law school at American University, in Washington, D.C.  Now working for the U.S. Congress as a legislative assistant for D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton.  Robert dot C dot Whiteii at gmail dot com

Williams, Litsa (Beth)

2002

Got an M.A. degree in philosophy at the University of Warwick (England) in the year after graduation.  Then worked for a year in the Choice program in St. Mary’s County, helping at-risk high-schoolers stay “on-track.”  Since 2005 I went to work for a homeless outreach program in Baltimore, working as a case manager for homeless adults with mental illness.  At the same agency I then coordinated a United Way funded housing program for just regular old homeless people (i.e., not crazy).  While working I also went back and got my MSW (through which I did field work as an HIV case manager and worked at the VA hospital on the surgical ICU and facilitating a PTSD group).  And now I am seeking joy in the teeth of despair here in organ world, at the Living Legacy Foundation.  Essentially, my position entails going to hospitals all over the state to meet with families whose loved ones are about to die (typically as a result of senseless accidents or random brain bleeds) to discuss with them the possibility of organ donation.    Litsawilliams at hotmail dot com

Winslow, Matt

1993

After graduation, worked as a living history interpreter at Historic St. Mary’s City for four years.  Completed law school at University of Wyoming, and practiced criminal law at a firm in Cody, Wyoming.  In 2005 he opened his own general-practice law firm in Cody, and now looks to engage in what he calls “righteous litigation,” which he explains as “when I get to stand up for someone whose rights are threatened by a vastly more powerful foe.  Most commonly I find it in criminal defense and plaintiff’s personal injury cases (I like fighting insurance companies).  It means that I get to do good in the world, and is the polar opposite of helping rich people fight about money.”    Mwinslow at lawyer dot com

Winterstein, Christopher

1991

 

Wittmann, Annemarei

 See “Ranta, Annemarei

Woods, Russell

2008

I am currently lazing around for but a short period of my days at a little house I’m renting in Chapel Hill, NC my home town. But leisure aside, I’m working 40 hour weeks as a carpenter, and old, wise Wittgenstein would be pleased. Russellcwoods at gmail dot com

Woodward, Hilary

2000

Is a Communications Representative for the National Association of Realtors, in D.C. Used to work downtown near the Mall in the communications office of the ill-named Graduate School, USDA (which is neither a graduate school nor technically part of the USDA). After graduating from St. Mary’s and before being sucked back to the Central Atlantic, I gave actual graduate school a go at the University of New Hampshire in their nonfiction writing master’s program, but it didn’t stick, unlike the snow that winter.  Hcwoodward at gmail dot com

Wright, Geoff

1993

Works in computers in Anchorage.  Married to Cathy Wright (’93; née Cathy Weeks), with three kids. glw907 at gmail dot com

Wright, Cathy Weeks

1993

cathyalaska@yahoo.com

Worked at the Borders bookstore in Anchorage, then as an administrative assistant in the Dept. of Mathematics at the University of Alaska.  Then got her bachelor’s degree in nursing and works two days a week as a pediatric nurse.  Married to Geoff Wright (’93).  They’re raising their three kids.

Yogi, Jen

2009

After graduation, I worked for Johns Hopkins University as their Community-based Learning Coordinator/AmeriCorps VISTA. My goal was to divert some of the university's massive wealth back into the community whose resources it commandeers (a very tall order; I ended up doing some of arm-waving about privilege and celebrating the restoration of my JSTOR access). After a year in Baltimore, I'm now moving to Seattle, where I'll be a nutrition educator at a public elementary school in the southside of the city. I'm very sad to leave the east coast, but I hear the temperate rainforest is home to more than a few SMCM alums. No matter where I am, you'll find me striving for social justice, fighting oppression, and building accountable communities. Holler at me! jenniferyogi at gmail dot com

Young, Caitlin

2007

Working for Sapienta, in D.C., as a program manager/business consultant for a contract with the Department of Homeland Security.  CSY2947 at gmail dot com

Young, Peter

2005

After the post-commencement summer working in D.C., I moved to Hawaii to find a job.  Now I’m back in D.C., working as the Assistant Director of Admissions at St. Anselm’s Abbey School, my alma mater  pmyoung at gmail dot com

Young, Rich

1992

I’m currently (in 2009) working as a web developer for the College of Engineering at Colorado State University.  The job is a recent change; my last employer (an overseas bicycle tour operator) was getting shaky in the current economy, so I left after 9 years there.  Current and former jobs were both half-time.  The other half of my time goes to homeschooling our 3 boys (4, 6 and 9), which is a great intellectual adventure on many levels and one of the best decisions I ever made.

My wife Lorin Spangler (SMCM ‘92, history) is a half-time school teacher, so we are able to each have a (half?) career and share equally in the parenting and homeschooling duties.

I left philosophy around 1995 after completing all coursework and ~50 pages of a thesis for a masters in phil at CSU.  I’m still tweaking the answer to why I stopped so close to the end; drop me a line for the latest version ;^)

corich at gmail dot com OR rich at experienceplus dot com

Zuke, Scott

2009

Entering the Master’s of Public Policy program at College Park in fall 2010  smzuke at gmail dot com

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