Dharol Tankersley, Ph.D. 2008

PSG, Agile Coach – United States

2008 Ph.D., Philosophy

How has being a Philosophy graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"My undergraduate thesis advisor - Bob McCauley - taught me how to think critically and persist (draft after draft!). The practice of identifying and working to understand all viewpoints, and the strengths and weaknesses of all arguments, has served me well as a scientist, software developer and now as a coach of teams and organizations."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Philosophy programs? 

"Study a topic you’re passionate about with an advisor whom you respect and will hold you to the highest standard."

Dharol Tankersley