English Majors: After Kenyon
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Graduates of the Kenyon English Department go on to a wide variety of professional and creative careers. Many enter publishing and communications, working for magazines and publishing houses in New York. Other recent graduates are literary agents and news reporters for network affiliates. Many are successful stockbrokers, doctors, lawyers, teachers, and librarians. Several have gone into the more glamorous world of film and theater. A few have gone on to prestigious graduate programs in English literature, creative writing, film, or journalism. Kenyon graduates are notable for their exciting and successful careers, and we are confident that the English major at Kenyon College prepares students for a variety of career opportunities.
Some former Kenyon English Majors include:
Jay Cocks '66: Academy Award nominated screenwriter (Gangs of New York, The Age of Innocence) and Film Critic (Time Magazine)
Douglas Fleming '70: managing director, J.P. Morgan Fleming Asset Management
Jonathan Sehring '78: president, Independent Film Channel
James Rossman '85: head of U.S. Equity Capital Markets and senior managing director at Macquarie Bank
Christopher Hammett '88: managing director of Falconworks Artists Group, former vice president of Citibank
Dr. Richard Ginsburg '89: co-director of MGH Sports Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Laura Hillenbrand '89: author of Seabiscuit
Brendan Keefe '90: correspondent, WCPO-TV9, New York
Anne Berube '90: attorney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Kris Osborn '92: anchor, Defense News, Springfield, VA
Dr. Leigh Straus Walsh '92: resident physician, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Advocates for Women's Health, Louisville, KY
Ian Rowan '94: vice president, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Megan Wolpert '95: co-producer, The Recruit (2003), former Senior Vice President, Spyglass Entertainment Television Group
Samie Falvey (nee Kim) '96: senior vice president of comedy development at ABC Entertainment
Sarah Weyland Ellis '97: assistant district attorney, Middlesex County, Cambridge, MA
Daniel Torday '00: creative writing lecturer, Bryn Mawr College; published in Esquire, The Kenyon Review, The New York Times, and Interview Magazine
Andrew Grace '01: poet, winner of the Southern Poetry Review's Guy Owen Prize in 2003, and an Academy of American Poets Prize; currently a Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University.
Molly Farrell '02: doctoral candidate in English, Yale University, formerly production assistant, capitol hill unit at the News Hour with Jim Lehrer
Jessica Freeman-Slade '06: assistant managing editor, Alfred A. Knopf Publishing Co.
Alizabeth A. Lopatto '06: Reporter, Bloomberg News
Heather H. McMillan '06: Program Director, Teach for America
Andrew H. Foley '07: law student, University of Michigan Law School
Emma V. Haberl '07: associate producer, Fox News Channel
Katherine S. Hickey '08: English teacher, Dunman High School in Singapore
Emily J. Kliever '08: graduate admissions coordinator, George Washington University School of Business
Kate W. Aufses '08: graduate student, Cambridge University in England
Phil Edmunds '09: analyst with Deloitte Consulting LLP, New York, NY
Cooper C. A. Fleishman '09: assistant, Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency
Johanna Ralsten '09: Teach for America in Miami, Florida
Janae A. Peters '10: English Teacher, Northfield Mount Hermon, MA