Lori (Koenigsberg) Holleran Steiker

Degree and Year: 
BA 1987
Professional Title: 
Professor of Social Work
Employer: 
The University of Texas at Austin

Professional Background: 
Clinical Social Worker for 12 years before Ph.D.; Addictions therapist, now researcher; Founder of Austin's first sober high school, University High School

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?: 
Writing is absolutely key to my success as a scholar -- also, I teach an undergraduate Signature Course and I am able to help my student write, read, and be literate with regard to research and information.