Benjamin Torbert

Degree and Year: 
BA 1998, PhD 2004
Professional Title: 
Associate Professor of Linguistics
Employer: 
U of Missouri-Saint Louis

Professional Background: 
Token linguist in English department, first at Mississippi State, then UMSL

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?: 
The Duke brand greately augmented my academic marketability. I believe coming from Duke was a huge contributor to my getting a TT job in a crashing environment.