Meet Our English Alumni: Anna Carrol
While getting your Ph.D. can look a bit different for everyone, and is not for everyone, for Dr. Carroll it took about fve years. Her focus was in British Romantic Poetry, 19th century works (think Shelley, Coleridge, Wordsworth, etc.). Towards the end of working on her dissertation, Dr. Carroll realized that doing literary research wasn’t the thing that was her true passion. The thing that brought her the most joy was teaching. So that’s where she decided to put her energy after fnishing the program.
Dr. Carroll believes that the skills she acquired as an English student are directly applicable to her work as a successful instructor now. “Partly because so much of what I’m teaching is related to the work I did in my degrees. But an English degree teaches you how to communicate with different stakeholders in and out of your department and in and out of the University. It gives you skills for fnding your way through discursive groups.”
(Read more about Anna here)