Joshua Brown, B.A. 1996

VP and Global CISO, H&R Block – Kansas City, MO

1996 Major: Philosophy

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

"The rigor of the program got me into a graduate program, and I pivoted from there into IT. Logic and critical thinking skills are paramount in my current job leading an elite security team."

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

"Philosophy is a great grounding for a variety of careers. Don’t believe that it is academics or nothing! I would suggest pairing it with other interests, either as minors or second majors, to increase your scope of options post-graduation."