Featured Philosophy Alumni
Janice Daurio, Philosophy
"A Brooklyn native, I attended Hunter College, the Manhattan campus of the City University of New York. During my last semester there, I applied to and got into five graduate programs, but I was most attracted to Claremont."
"My situation is somewhat unusual in that I attended Claremont in two “chunks:” first from 1968 to 1973 (M.A., philosophy) and then returning almost twenty years later, 1991 to 1994 (Ph.D., philosophy). Having those intervening years turned out to have a real practical advantage, since the years were filled with adjunct teaching (Mt. St. Mary’s College, Loyola Marymount University) and that meant that I knew how to adjust doctoral studies and my dissertation toward improvement in teaching. I received intense and extensive help from each of the faculty members I worked with. During my first time at CGU (CGS or Claremont Graduate School, at that time) among others I worked with Eleutherius Winance, a Belgian Benedictine monk who died last summer (2009) at the age of 100. My later time at Claremont, especially my work with Dr. Charles Young, was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. And my teaching did improve, as well as my scholarship, thanks to Claremont."
"In 1996 I was appointed full-time professor of philosophy at Moorpark College, one of the three community colleges of Ventura County. My husband, the C. S. Lewis scholar Dr. Paul F. Ford, and I live in Camarillo."