Carroll College, Helena Montana

Alumni Success

Alumni Success

Jessica Knapp, Class of 2015

Currently studying in Siena, Italy.

Taylor Peliska, Class of 2014

Taylor Peliska

After graduation, I worked for a year in the marketing and advertising department at a small, Catholic, liberal arts school in south Florida called Ave Maria University.

I found very quickly that my skills as both a technical and logical cohesive writer, skills that I attribute directly to my work in reading and writing philosophy, are more rare and valuable than I had realized during school.

I chose philosophy because I enjoyed struggling through questions that were way beyond my intellectual capabilities. Additionally, I enjoyed the kind of thinking that philosophical inquisition and discourse requires and how the more philosophical thought reveals about the world, the more it shows you how little you actually know.

Currently I am working in Gambia with the Peace Corps.

John Gleaves, Class of 2006

John GleavesI finished my PhD in 2011 at the Pennsylvania State University in the Philosophy of Sport from the Department of Kinesiology. I was hired in 2011 at the California State University - Fullerton in the Department of Kinesiology as an Assistant Professor to teach philosophy of sport. My area of research was on the ethical justification for prohibiting performance-enhancing substances in sport. I am currently the co-director of the International Network of Humanistic Doping Research; the co-director of the Center for Sociocultural Sport and Olympic Research; the Associate Editor for the journal Performance Enhancement and Health; and the Conference Chair for the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport.

I have published seventeen peer-reviewed articles since 2010, nine book chapters and I currently have four books under contract or in press. Website

I am very grateful for all that Carroll College provided me during my time as a student.

Why Major in Philosophy at Carroll?

Whether you plan to start a career after graduation or continue your education in law, philosophy, theology or another field, Carroll will prepare you to succeed. US News and World Report placed Carroll:

  • #1 in their 2016 Regional Colleges West rankings
  • #1 in their 2016 Regional Colleges West Best Value Schools rankings
  • #1 in their 2016 Best Regional College in the West for Veterans rankings

With an impressive 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and modest class sizes, Carroll offers students the opportunity to establish close relationships with their instructors and receive individualized attention from professors who maintain a sincere interest in their students’ achievements.