Jerry Bryan Lincecum
My graduate study of English at Duke gave me the tools and skills to launch my teaching career at a small liberal arts college that emphasized innovation and creativity. Most important was the confidence I gained from completing a broad range of courses taught by leading scholars and writing a masteräó»s thesis and doctoral dissertation under the direction of Professor Lionel Stevenson. Completing this training in four years prepared me to embrace the curriculum at Austin College, which involved me in team-teaching courses in the Heritage of Western Culture, and the 4-1-4 academic calendar, which gave me the opportunity to teach January Term courses on Joyce and other Irish writers in Dublin. As my c.v. indicates, I have had a richly rewarding career, marked by the pursuit of diverse interests. The four years of study I completed in the Duke English department prepared me for that career.