P. Diane Weddington

Class Year

1972

Professional Background

Have been daily newspaper journalist, National Park Service writer, college professor

How has being an English graduate from Duke University help shape your professional success?

I studied English because I loved English literature. I should have pursued grad studies in English but did not think it was practical so instead I completed Duke Divinity School and then an M.A. in journalism. I have spent my professional career as a writer and/or teacher/professor of writing. I still read widely and still love literature as it has evolved.

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Lecturer, Duke Dept. Public Policy