The Enduring Pursuit of “Love of Wisdom”

Cassie graduated from Drury with a degree in Philosophy and minors in Asian Studies & Writing. In the fall of 2017, she began coursework at the University of Virginia to pursue her Ph.D. in philosophy, studying ethics (focusing on virtue ethics).  With a strong background in philosophy, Chinese,  and interdisciplinary liberal arts education, Cassie was awarded a generous fellowship from UVA to continue her dream of studying philosophy.  

"I'm pursuing my PhD because of something that cannot be described in any other way than a 'fire' inside me. I love philosophy and I am so excited to immerse myself further into the field. Ultimately I hope to teach at a small liberal arts school with a close-knit community similar to Drury," says Atchley.