Joanna  Crosby

Joanna Crosby

Philosophy Professor

Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD USA

It's okay to change what you want to do in life.


My road in life took a while to figure out.
Starting freshmen year of college as a theatre major.
Transferring to UCLA the following year to also pursue theatre.
Taking the rest of the academic year to figure out a plan and work.
Coming back to CSUF as a philosophy major.
Graduating and working towards a GA in American Studies.
Attending graduate school at Vanderbilt University.
Keep following my journey


California State University, Fullerton
Vanderbilt University


Philosophy Professor

Collaborate with fellow professors to educate students on the subject of philosophy.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Philosophy & Religion
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

Due to the pandemic, a typical day at work looks a lot different than it normally does. Instead of teaching in a classroom, my classes are asynchronous. I assign work to my students to do at their own pace and don't meet with them virtually. Although starting next semester I am going to have a virtual class. A typical day involves me grading papers, creating assignments, lesson planning, and having one on ones with students who have questions or need help.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Find opportunities that apply to you even if it's not your first choice, you may enjoy it more than you expect. Make sure your resume is up to date and straight to the point. Have it highlight what makes you unique without too many filters. Create connections with people who work in the profession you want to go in. This can simply be through professors who can get you in contact with organizations.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:



The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I was supported by my family to pursue my career choice. Although I didn't face discouragement from my peers, I had trouble finding my calling entering college but was quickly motivated by the concept of philosophy. "