Our Graduates in Social Sciences

Shannon O’Malley ’94 (above) is an advertising copywriter in San Francisco with Nike Women, Michelob Ultra and The Austin Chamber of Commerce among her clients. A self-described “urchin arts enthusiast,” she is the author of Apocalypse Cakes: Recipes for the End, “a cultural commentary wrapped up into curious cake recipes,” according to O’Malley. “Not like I’m some big pundit, but I probably wouldn’t have the critical mind to write such things if I hadn’t gone to New College. Also, New College encouraged me to go off and do my own weird thing — and trust my own direction. It was good training on how to think and act independently, without a lot of hand holding.”

New College is proud of the many Social Sciences graduates who have contributed to the field. Here's a sampling of some of our graduates:

David Allen ’65, New York Times best-selling author of Getting Things Done and president of The David Allen Company/Getting Things Done. Often referred to as the guru of personal productivity, Allen has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant and executive coach for such organizations as Microsoft, the Ford Foundation, L.L. Bean and the World Bank. His books include Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity; and Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life.

Jackson George is senior VP of creative film services at The Walt Disney Studios. Prior to this position, he was senior VP of creative advertising at Universal Pictures, where he shepherded the campaigns for "Despicable Me" and "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.”

Sofia Memon works for Community Legal Services in Philadelphia where she practices law in the areas of public benefits and language access.

Craig Willse is assistant professor of cultural studies at George Mason University and co-editor of Beyond Biopolitics: Essays on the Governance of Life and Death. He previously taught at the College of Wooster, University of California at Riverside and both Macaulay Honors College and Hunter College of CUNY. He completed his Ph.D. in sociology at the City University of New York (CUNY).

Norm Worthington is an entrepreneur/investor and founder or cofounder of over a dozen companies. He is currently CEO of Star2Star Communications, an internet technology and communications company.

Sample of Graduate Schools Attended by NCF Students in Social Sciences:

American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Antioch College
Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training
Brown University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Duke University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida International University
Florida State University
Fordham University
Hunter College @ CUNY
Johns Hopkins
Marywood University
Miami University
New School University
New York University
North Carolina State University
Northwestern University
Nova Southeastern University
Oriental College
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Portland State University
Purdue University
SUNY Binghamton
San Diego State University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Smith College
Southern Mississippi University
Temple University
Tufts University
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of Central Florida
University of Denver
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland
University of Miami
University of Nebraska
University of New Mexico
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of North Florida
University of Oregon
University of South Florida
University of Tennessee
University of Texas, Austin
University of Washington
University of West Florida 
Wake Forest University
Washington University, St Louis
Wellesley College
Western Illinois University
Western University Law School
Western Washington University
Xavier University


Many of our students go on to graduate school at some of the most elite schools in the nation. In fact, 90 percent of New College graduates are accepted into master's and Ph.D. programs.

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