Carl Martin

Degree and Year: 
BA 1989
Professional Title: 
High School Theater Teacher
Employer: 
Durham School of the Arts

Professional Background: 
Master of English Education from UVA; 3 years touring as actor w/Shakespeare troupe; 2 years teaching drama in inner city New Orleans w/Teach for America

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?: 
"Professional success?" Not sure I qualify for that lofty title. I do have s ready job and health insurance. Duke English help me to learn how language shapes ideas and vice versa. So I'd say I'm better than average at being precise about my own ideas and deciphering other peoples'. That includes figuring out: (1) how not to get in trouble with the boss, (2) what my spouse actually wants, and (3) how to get the audience to laugh at Shakespeare's 400-year-old jokes.