SOURCE: International Assoc. of Who's Who

January 04, 2016 13:00 ET

Joseph D. Duffey, Ph.D. Is Named Professional of the Year by the International Assoc. of Who's Who

Joseph D. Duffey, Ph.D. of Washington, D.C., Recognized by the International Assoc. of Who's Who for Exemplary Achievements in the Field of Education

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 4, 2016) - Born in Huntington, West Virginia, Joseph Duffey received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Marshall University (1954), a Bachelor in Divinity Degree from Andover Theological School (1957), a Master of Sacred Theology (STM) from Yale University (1963), and his Ph.D. from Hartford Seminary Foundation (1969).

From 1960 to 1970, Dr. Duffey served as a member of the faculty, Acting Dean and Associate Professor while at Hartford Seminary. During this time, Dr. Duffey also founded and directed the Center for Urban Studies. Following his time at Hartford Seminary, Dr. Duffey was an Adjunct Professor at Yale University and a Fellow at Calhoun College (1971-73), before moving on and becoming the Chief Administrative Officer and spokesperson for the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

Dr. Duffey worked on the Carter-Mondale Team from 1976 to 1977 and was the Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Cultural Affairs in 1977. President Carter appointed Duffey as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (1977-1982).

Duffey served as Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and President of the University of Massachusetts (1982-1991). From 1991 to 1993, he was the President of American University and from 1993 to 1999, served as Director of the United States Information Agency (with Cabinet Status, appointed by President Clinton).

In 1978 and again in 1980, Duffey was appointed US delegate to the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization U.N.E.S.C.O. (meetings in Paris and Belgrade). In 1991, he was in Ethiopia as the joint head of the U.S. delegation observing the national elections.

Dr. Joseph Duffey joined Laureate Education, Inc. as Senior Vice President in 1999, where his responsibilities included the overseeing of academic and educational standards and coordination of the development of Laureate International Universities' network programs and partnerships globally. With over 50 years of experience in the education field, Dr. Joseph Duffey has spent a lifetime learning and sharing his vast knowledge and experience with students and colleagues worldwide, as he lectures and consults internationally.

Dr. Duffey has been honored with a Global Achievement Award by Strathmore Who's Who and in 1993, he was awarded the honorary Doctor of Letter by Ritsumeikan University in Japan. He holds 14 honorary degrees from American colleges and universities. He was named Commander of the Order of the Crown by the King of Belgium in 1980, and Dr. Joseph Duffey has also served as a Fellow at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Dr. Duffey has written extensively on issues relating to social and economic policy as well as higher education.

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