Jill Ewing Flynn

Degree and Year: 
BA 1994
Professional Title: 
Associate Professor of English
Employer: 
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.