Charlotte Frances Hamlin, Ph.D.

Degree and Year: 
BA 1961
Professional Title: 
Professional Storyteller
Employer: 
Self-Employed

Professional Background: 
Twenty years as senior college and university administrator (chief Student Life officer), 20 years part-time college teaching, 5 years elementary teacher, 15 years professional storyteller (post retirement)

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?: 
Effective and compelling written and spoken English have been essential to my professional career as an administrator, teacher, and performance artist in diverse settings. As an English major at Duke, I learned critical skills in analyzing and presenting ideas and insight into effective writing and speaking to shape a compelling message for diverse audiences. Augmented by practical dramal training through Duke Players and Hoof and Horn, I developed the confidence needed to speak to audiences of hundreds or thousands.