Francis (Frank) M. Duffy, Ph. D.

Frank Duffy

Francis (Frank) M. Duffy is a Professor of Change Leadership in Education at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. He held an honorary faculty position in the Harvard Graduate School of Education sponsored by Chris Argyris. He is the founder and president of The F. M. Duffy Group. He is also serving as the co-director of the FutureMinds: Transforming American School Systems initiative sponsored by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Frank is also a frequent speaker to groups of international educators on the topic of change leadership. These speaking engagements are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the American Councils for International Education in Washington, DC.

Dr. Duffy has also authored several books on whole-system change in school districts. He is the founding editor of Rowman & Littlefield Education's Leading Systemic School Improvement Series.

Frank started his career in education as a high school special education teacher after graduating from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania. His master's and doctor of philosophy degrees are in Curriculum and Supervision from the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied under Morris Cogan, Brad Seager and David Champagne. He has a second master's degree in business administration from The Johns Hopkins University.

He is a past president of the Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision, which includes Robert Anderson, Carl Glickman, Thomas Sergiovanni, Edward Pajak, Noreen Garman, and many other professors of instructional supervision. Frank is a member of Phi Delta Kappa (Harvard Chapter) and the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (Change Division). He is also a past member of the Board of Directors for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and a member of the National Association of Professors of Educational Administration.

More information about Frank's interests and background can be found in his blog.