Scott D. Dubois (MA 2010)
I'm finishing my first year as an attorney in private practice at the Los Angeles office of the law firm Arnold & Porter LLP. Currently I work on a wide range of matters from constitutional claims to intellectual property. After graduating from Washington University School of Law (conveniently located across Mudd Field from the Classics Department) I had the privilege and pleasure of clerking for two dedicated and astute federal judges at the trial and appellate levels.
I never would have found my calling for the law had it not been for my study of Cicero's De Officiis with the Professor George Pepe. I am grateful for the rigors of my classical training, which prepared me so thoroughly for my career. Examining the law through the lens of antiquity's great artists and statesmen illuminated the legislation and public policy I encountered in the courts.
I continue to draw on the skills I developed in the Master's Program today. I would not be the lawyer I am had not the faculty and my peers consistently challenged me to scrutinize not just the texts we studied, but also my own perspective.
Tom Keeline (MA 2009)
I couldn’t be happier to be returning to my hometown and to the university where I spent two wonderful and formative years as an MA student. After getting my Ph.D. from Harvard, I spent the past year in the Pacific Northwest as assistant professor of Classics at Western Washington University. While there I taught courses on topics ranging from Greek Mythology to the influence of classical rhetoric on speeches in the modern world, and also became accustomed to finding 19 different varieties of granola for sale at the local grocery store and to thinking judgmental thoughts about those who employ umbrellas in light rain. In other activities, I was a regular at the Circulus Latinus Seattlensis, I co-organized a panel at the SCS, and I gave a paper at a conference in Oklahoma under the auspices of the new Digital Latin Library. More personally, my son Tommy continues to grow up before my eyes, which sometimes occasions mixed emotions—but being allowed to sleep through the night again has brought only unalloyed joy. I’m looking forward to the year ahead!
Daphne McWilliams (MA 2014)
Bryan Y. Norton, S.J. (MA 2014)
Annie Truetzel (MA 2012)