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Department of English Language and Literature


Jacqueline M. Kastberg

Title: PhD Student
Department: English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
Jacqueline Kastberg


B.S. in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance (College of Charleston)
Masters in Business Administration (University of South Carolina)

*Field of Interest:
Focus of study is connecting ancient literary theories (Socrates, Plato, Quintilian, Horace, etc.) and how these foundational literary origins are still prevalent in popular 19th century English and American literary works (Pride & Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, The Portrait of a Lady, etc.).


Currently Jacqueline is a PhD student in English - English & American Literature as a non-traditional student. She is a Sr. Financial Analyst for Charles River Labs, Inc.’s Microbial Solutions Business and manages forecasts/planning/5-year strat/ad hoc reporting/capex/ and global reporting for the international businesses within MS. Though her career and education are primarily financial based, Jacqueline always had the goal of studying for her PhD in English, all the way back when she was a business undergrad. English and Classics were her primary interests; so much so that she got minors for both disciplines and studied Latin throughout high school and college.

Jacqueline hopes that by posting her profile, others who may have been thinking of going for an education completely removed from their career will go for it. Despite how different one’s background may be, there is no stopping how one wants to continue their interests and education.

As Oscar Wilde once said, “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.