Carnegie Mellon University

M.A. in Philosophy Alumni

Graduates from the department have a long history of making a difference in many different disciplines.

2010

Jayna Bonfini
Thesis: Bottomed Out: Grounding Activities in Causal Perception
Date of degree: May 2010
Advisor: David Danks
First position: Mental Health Therapist, Associates in Counseling and Wellness, LLC

2009

Jia Wei
Ph.D. Student, University of Pittsburgh
Thesis: Hobbes' Idea of Authorization in Leviathan
Date of degree: May 2009
Advisor: Alex London
First position: Ph.D. Student in Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh

2008

Ameh Ejeh
Catholic Priest
Thesis: Ethical Issues in the Use of Computers and the Internet: The question of the Digital Divide
Date of degree: December 2008
Advisor: Peter Madsen
First position: Catholic Priest

David Gilbert
Ph.D. Student, Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand
Thesis: Neighborhood Semantics and First-Order Modal Logic
Date of degree: August 2008
Advisor: Horacio Arló-Costa
First position: Ph.D. Student, Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand

2007

Chris Punj
Thesis: Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Life Saving Medicines
Date of degree: May 2007
Advisor: Alex London
First position:

2004

Leslie Jumper
Transfer Pricing, KPMG US
Thesis: Where the Real World Ends and the Laboratory Begins: The Effects of Perceptions of Wage and Fortune on Decision-Making
Date of degree: August 2004
Advisor: Cristina Bicchieri
First position: Transfer Pricing, KPMG US

2003

Sarah Winter
US Military
Thesis: Ethics of Less-Lethal Weaponry
Date of degree: 2003
Advisor: Preston Covey
First position: US Military

2002

Dan McLaughlin
Associate, Hughs, Hubard & Read LLP
Thesis: Three Claims of Transformative Mediation
Date of degree: May 2002
Advisor: Alex London
First position: Teacher in Yemen
Second position: Law Student

2000

Andrew Thompson
Furniture Design
Thesis: Measure Twice, Cut Once: Process, Performance, and Risk in Workmanship
Date of degree: May 2000
Advisor: Preston Covey
First position: Multimedia

1999

Leigh Bregman
Equity Analyst, RMB Morgan Stanley
Thesis: Cortical Localization and the Self, The Relation Between Nineteenth Century British Neurology and Psychology
Date of degree: May 1999
Advisor: Clark Glymour
First position: Equity Analyst, RMB Morgan Stanley

Norman Bier
Director, Open Learning Initiative, CMU
Thesis: The Role of Affect and Multimedia in Ethics Case Studies
Date of degree: May 1999
Advisor:
First position: Director, Open Learning Initiative, CMU

1996

William Wood
CIA
Thesis: Where Narratives End
Date of degree: May 1998
Advisor: David Carrier
First position: CIA