Jill Ewing Flynn
Degree and Year:
Associate Professor of English
University of Delaware
Professional Background:After graduating from Duke with a double major in English and History, I went on to teach middle and high school English for nine years. I am now a teacher educator at the University of Delaware, where I teach English/Language Arts methods courses and mentor student teachers.
How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?:I always wanted to be a teacher, but my very first English courses in my freshman year helped me determine what subject. I gained a strong background in writing and literary analysis, skills that I helped my secondary students in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Minnesota hone as well.