Fordham PhD alum Sharon L. Decker will present a talk aimed at MA and PhD candidates interested in non-academic and/or academic careers. "What’s Next? Planning for ‘Post-Degree” will be about Professor Decker’s experiences running a non-profit, taking time off to raise a family, and getting a tenure-track academic job. She will also offer advice to students who want to pursue careers in non-profits and academic institutions.
Sharon Decker is Chair of English and Foreign Languages at Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey, where she specializes in eighteenth-century literature. She also teaches many other courses on topics such as women’s writing and literary theory, as well as surveys of British literature. In addition to teaching, she is the faculty advisor to Prism, the school literary magazine. Before Professor Decker earned tenure at Centenary College in May of 2015, she worked in the non-profit sector for several years.
The event, presented by the Graduate English Association, will take place in Duane Library Room 353 on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 at 1:30pm. Lunch will be served, and there will be opportunities to network after Professor Decker’s talk.