Bradley B. "Brint" Pratt Keyes

Degree and Year: 
BA 1983
Professional Title: 
Pastor
Employer: 
Overbrook Presbyterian Church

Professional Background: 
7 years naval officer (and admiral's speechwriter) / 3 years ESL teacher in northern Thailand / 18 years Ordained Minister int eh Presbyterian Church (USA)

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?: 
1. Clear Communication is the foundation of any success in life 2. Familiarity with literature is a valuable tool in negotiating and understanding culture 3. A robust vocabulary and facility with expression allow one to communicate with originality (and, therefore, power), rather than being limited to the worn (and, therefore, weaker) words and phrases that fill pop culture and social media.