Over the years, our alumni have gone on to a variety of careers - from business and medicine, to education, government, entertainment, and more. Here, we visit with more than 300 of our graduates who provide information about what they are doing today, as well as how the Duke English program helped them in their professions.


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  • Founder & Chairman , Bold Rock Hard Cider Co.
  • Senior Program Project Manager, BELL- Building Educated Leaders for Life
  • Novelist/English Teacher, Lick-Wilmerding High School/Simon & Schuster
  • Author, Self-Employed
  • Marketing & Business Development Leader, Central & Eastern Europe, PwC
  • Editor in Chief, St. Martin's Press
  • Emerging Artist, Boston Lyric Opera (I am also a freelancer, singing often in the New England area, and this summer (2016) making a role debut in San Diego)
  • English Teacher, Charlottesville High School
  • Corporate Development Officer, Habitat for Humanity International
  • Director of Film and TV Development, Mad Chance Productions
  • Professor of Pediatrics, University of Utah
  • Founder & CEO, The Magic Factory
  • Radiation Oncologist, The Southeast Permanente Medical Group
  • Staff Attorney, Lawyers for Civil Rights
  • Professor, Cornell University
  • Associate Professor, Skidmore College
  • Director of International Energy Partnerships, University of Minnesota--Institute on the Environment
  • Associate Director, John hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University
  • Associate Professor of English Linguistics, University of Missouri-Saint Louis
  • Military Officer, US Army
  • Upper School English Teacher, Cary Academy
  • High School English Teacher, Vance County Early College High School
  • Professor of English and Women's & Gender Studies, Women's and Gender Studies Program Chair, Lafayette College
  • Associate Professor, Concordia University