Alumni Lecture: Finding Careers Outside of the Tenure Track

November 18, 2019
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Tawes 2115

4:00 - 5:15 PM, Panel Discussion
5:15 - 6:30 PM, Reception

A panel of three UMD English alumnists share their insights on transitioning the skills, training, and experience of a PhD program into a successful career outside the academy. This event is especially recommended for students nearing graduation, but all PhD and Masters students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Our alumni panelists are as follows:

Karen Nelson, PhD
Director of Research Initiatives
Center for Literary & Comparative Studies, University of Maryland

Chinenye Okparanta, PhD 2013
Public Affairs Specialist
Department of Health and Human Services
Marc Ruppel, PhD 2012
Lead, Digital Projects for the Public
Senior Program Officer
National Endowment for the Humanities

For more information contact: Liam Daley (