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