CSULA Department of Philosophy Student Placement

Student placement into Ph.D. Programs (in Philosophy unless otherwise noted) and Law Schools in recent years:


M.A. StudentYear  Ph.D. Program or Law School*Thesis Area**

John Klyng


Harbor College (LACC) , tenure-track instructor


John Dail


NYU, Medical Ethics


Jae Choe


UCLA, Philosophy


Jared Gee


UC Riverside, Comparative Literature


Nate Greely

2015UC San Diego (Philosophy) 

Ben Futernick




Alysha Kassam


UC Irvine (LPS: Logic and Philosophy of Science)


Theresa Cheng Ph.D.


Neuro-Psychology, U. Oregon (currently postdoc at Harvard)


Pedro Viramontes


Berkeley Law School

Victor Morales2014UC Riverside (Political Science)N/A
Joerg Van Corva2014University of PisaN/A
Douglas Wadle2014USCN/A
Melvin Freitas2014Central European University (Budapest)N/A
Adam Sanders2013University of California, IrvineN/A
Devon Dickinson2012University of Nebraska, LincolnN/A
Andres Garza2012Stanford (Modern Thought & Lit.)Epistemology
Rodolfo Giorgi2012University of PisaN/A
Hector Guzman2012SUNY BuffaloN/A
Michelle Chasman2011UC Hastings College of the LawHuman Rights
Ali Mohsen2011SUNY Stony BrookPhenomenology
Michael Hatcher2010USCPhil Mind
Matt Leonard2010UC Davis; transferred to USCLogic
Jeremy Gomer2009UC San DiegoEpistemology
Daniel Kono2009UC Riverside (Political Science)N/A
Yuichi Minemura2008SUNY BuffaloPhil Science
Scott Tidwell2008UCLAPhil Math
Peter Yong2008UC San DiegoPhil Mind
Ramon Cisneros2007Graduate Theological Union, BerkeleyPhil Science
Aaron Mead2007UCLAVirtue Ethics
Jeff Roop2007Claremont Graduate Univ. (Religion)Epistemology
Alex Bundy2006UC Santa BarbaraPhil Language
Matt Darmalingum2006StanfordEpistemology
Eugene Park2006Indiana UniversityRational Choice
Luka Yovetich2004USCMetaethics
Vahe Shirikjian2003USCMetaethics
Maury Jackson2002Claremont Graduate Univ. (Religion)Phil Religion
Patrick Muñoz2002Stanford Law SchoolSocial/Political
Thomas Doyle2001UC IrvinePhil Religion
Randall Firestone2000UC IrvinePhil Religion
Ahmed Alwishah1999UCLA (Near Eastern Studies)History/Islamic
Robert Gero1999New School UniversityAesthetics
Steven Kaufman1999University of WashingtonN/A
Mike Allen1998Saint Louis UniversitySocial/Political
Gregory Bear1998University of Minnesota
(History of Science & Technology)
Robert Jones1998StanfordMind/Lang
June Yang1998UC IrvineEpistemology
B.A. StudentYearPh.D. Program or Law School* 
Kimberly Chuang2011University of Michigan 
Raj Shaw2011UCLA Law School 
Nicholas Bronk2010Whittier Law School 
David Nagy2010CUNY Grad Center 
Jay Schreckengost2010Whittier Law School 
Marc Shutman2008Loyola Law School 
Nicole McDuffie2008Whittier Law School 
Joanna Ghosh2007Georgetown Law School 
Brienne de Jong2004Rutgers Law School 
Kathleen Holtz2003UCLA Law School 
Michael Meyer2002Loyola Law School 
Adam Fraser2001UCLA Law School 
Brian King2001Cambridge University 
Alexander Oses1998UCLA (History) 
Holly Parker1998Harvard (Psychology) 


* Only the name of the institution the student entered is given—not any others into which acceptance was gained.
** Area is given for students who completed the Thesis Option of the M.A. Program (for Comprehensive Exam Option: N/A).