Rachel Scheiding (M.A., Marietta College; M.A., Ohio University; Crisis Case Coordinator, Westbrook Health Services)
Philosophy affects my work in complementing the ethical standards upheld by the psychology
and social work professions. I also find that philosophical ideas about human nature are often in
agreement with psychological theories about human behavior.
Amy Proulx (Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University)
Studying philosophy taught me how to take ideas and thinkers seriously. It improved my analytical
abilities, but moreover I realized the value of being part of an intellectual community. My time at
Ashland inspired me to continue on this path.
Rebecca Civittolo (M.A., The Ohio State University, Intern in Program and Policy Development at the Ohio Department of Mental Health)
My philosophy education has been invaluable to me, though, because it taught me how to think in a way that I would not necessarily have learned otherwise. I use the reasoning skills and concepts that I learned in philosophy classes every day in order to make stronger arguments myself and evaluate... more
Keith Darsee (Student, Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law)
My critical reasoning skills & my ability to independently and objectively evaluate difficult texts have given me a qualitative advantage over my fellow law students who did not have the advantage of an Ashland University philosophy education.
William Payne (Student, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law)
Philosophy definitely helped me become more analytical. It helped me sort out some of the problems I had with religion, and, perhaps most importantly, it made thinking fun for me again.
Fr. Sean Templeton (Anglican Priest, Christ Church Westshore)
My Ashland University philosophy degree is the engine of my ministry providing both analytical tools and incomparable insight into Human Nature.
Frederick Bills (Associate Attorney at Weston Hurd LLP)
Communication skills and the ability to think quickly are vital to successful litigation. Studying philosophy at Ashland University, especially given the exceptional staff, developed my abilities in these areas. The study of philosophy is a challenge, and confronting minds much greater than your... more
Andrew Tucker (Duke Divinity School, Lutheran Campus Minister at Duke University)
My time as a philosophy major at Ashland University not only prepared me for the rigors of
graduate study; at a most foundational level, it enriched my life.
Matt Mingus (PhD Candidate, University of Florida)
Enrolling in my first philosophy course, and eventually becoming a philosophy major, has had a
lasting impact on my competitiveness in graduate school and in the workforce.
Daniel Oliver (Graduate Student, John Carroll University)
Learning philosophy will enrich everything else you study. Grad schools and employers will know you're a serious thinker.
Kara Mumea (Manager, Relax, It's Just Business, Mansfield)
Doing philosophy has strengthened my mind, enriched my understanding, and drastically improved my ability to make and grasp arguments. My teachers made an enormous impact on my life as well, and broadened my horizons of thought in a way I never thought possible.