Dr. Jenkins is a philosopher but also a rock legend

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Phil Jenkins is a philosopher, teacher, musician, and all-around indoorsman. He is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Marywood, where he teaches courses in Critical Thinking, and Race, Class, and Gender. His main lines of research are in philosophy of music, philosophy of psychology, and ethics.

As a long time rock drummer in Austin, San Francisco, and New York City in the 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s, Phil managed to be one of the very few rock drummers in the country to live through that era without getting a single tattoo.

In his spare time, when he’s not grading, writing philosophy, or serving on committees he thinks about ways the world might be changed to be a better place. Then he thinks of ways it would be better for it to stay like it is so he won’t have to get up.

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” -Friedrich Nietzsche


John is an Medical Technology Entrepreneur

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John Strauss graduated in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. After graduation, John began his career as an entrepreneur when he co-founded M&S Biotics with his longtime friend Joshua Mecca. M&S Biotics is a Healthcare Analytics company that leverages their patented RFID technology to capture never before seen data inside the operating room. With this new system, hospital systems will now have the ability to use large data to make the operating rooms more efficient and overall safer for the patient by creating best practices. Recently, M&S Biotics was privately placed with a brokerage firm and are looking forward to the future.

“When Josh and I started this business we heard every remark in the book. We had professors tell us that the technology was impossible and that it would never work. To be honest, that’s half the reason we have a company today, because Josh and I are too competitive to quit, and stubborn to be told we can’t do something. If you truly want to do something bad enough, you’ll find a way to make it possible.”

Meet Anthony: CSD Major with a Minor en Espanol

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Anthony is a third year Communication Sciences & Disorders major with a Spanish minor. Anthony is a Maxis-Gillet Service Scholar as well as an Ambassador in the Admissions Office – you’ve probably seen him giving tours in the Learning Commons! He is super involved with things like Big Friends Little Friends, Kidstuff and Service Trips. He recently came back from a trip to New Orleans, but has also been to San Antonio, TX and Guatemala. During his college career he has had the opportunity to study abroad in Valancia, Spain and will be finishing up his undergraduate degree this semester & returning in the summer to begin his Master’s Degree.

Anthony’s favorite quote is: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Dan is not the bird…

dan miller“I graduated from Marywood in 2010 with a BA in Digital Media with a concentration in Corporate Communications. The absolute best times I had at Marywood were at VMFM 91.7, where I DJ’d for four years and where I was also lucky enough to serve as General Manager for one.

The skills at learned at Marywood inside and outside the classroom prepared me for my current position of Digital and Social Media Coordinator at the FOX affiliate in beautiful Binghamton, NY.

I have to be ready to take on anything at any time; I’m part social media manager, part graphic designer, part marketer, part teacher, part copywriter, part photographer, and part voice over talent. News is so exciting because a normal day can take all sorts of crazy turns at the drop of a hat. Marywood really prepared me to perform in the high pressure situations I find myself in week to week.

In my spare time, I enjoy fitness, sports, entertainment, bad movies, and discovering new music.”

Jeff’s Design Group- Campus Safety and Creative Man!

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My name is Jeff D’Angelo and i am currently a Sergeant with Campus Safety. I joined the team eight years ago and have loved working with the people ever since. Marywood University has always had a special place in my heart . I met my wife, Diane 36 years ago when she was pursuing her degree. Since then , both my daughter Kristen, and my son ,Dustin have graduated with degrees as well. When I’m not at Marywood, I am busy as owner and chief artist at my art studio. Please check out Jeff D’Angelo’s Design Group Facebook page and like it!

Captain America or Chris?

chris_barrowsChris Barrows (07′) is a higher education professional currently working as Social Media and Mobile Products Coordinator at New York University. Other work includes co-chairing the eduWeb Digital Summit and hosting the Why I Social podcast.

His best job, however, is that of dad and husband to Desmond and Mary Alice (another MU alum!).

Fun Fact: Chris is a proud member of Team Captain America.