Associate Director of Undergraduate Research & National Fellowships, Department of English, Carnegie Mellon University
The foundation in research and teaching I acquired at Pitt has yielded long-term benefits in my writing, teaching and work as an administrator, even when I did not follow traditional paths towards a tenure-track faculty position. Although I could not necessarily describe their value explicitly as a Ph.D. student, or perhaps even in my first years after graduation, I can now attribute many of my capabilities in my career so far to the education offered in the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh. My mentors, who are now respected colleagues (or indeed dear friends), have taught me through their example, primarily, but also through quite discrete and careful advice, on how to carve out my own interests, in my career and in my own intellectual pursuits.
PhD Year: 2008
Specialization: British & Irish literature