Phillip Andreae

2016 Ph.D. Graduate

Currently: Assistant Professor, Meredith College — Raleigh, NC

Phillip Andreae graduated from Duke with a PhD in Mathematics, specializing in geometry. After graduation in 2016, he joined Meredith College as an Assistant Professor. While at Duke, Dr. Andreae served as a department graduate student representative and co-organized the Graduate Student Geometry Seminar in the Department of Mathematics. He was awarded Captain L.P. & Barbara Smith Award for his excellent teaching in the Mathematics Department. He was also a Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) fellow in 2015-2016.

When you were a graduate student at Duke, what career paths or plans did you have in mind?

When I first started at Duke, I imagined myself working at a research university in the long run. But as I progressed through graduate school, I realized that I enjoyed teaching as much as or even more than doing research. I started seeking out opportunities to improve as a teacher and to learn more about careers with a teaching focus. Duke’s Certificate in College Teaching program and Preparing Future Faculty Fellowship were both very helpful in that respect!

 

Read more about Phillip, including his future professional career plans, and what advice he has for students, in his Alumni Profile, written by Mathematics Ph.D. candidate Lizzy Huang