"Learning academic research and writing is a dynamic art. It asks you to be in the moment yet plan ahead. It requires freedom of movement yet controlled discipline, a foundation of knowledge and a willingness to not know. It is driven by process yet defined by singular moments. Being comfortable with paradox is probably the writing student's most important tool."

Curriculum Vitae

W. Keith Duffy, Ph.D.                     

Associate Professor of English, The Pennsylvania State University

200 University Drive, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

http://www.personal.psu.edu/wkd2/

 

 

EDUCATION           Ph.D.   English, Rhetoric and Writing (1999)

                                                Bowling Green State University, Ohio

                       

                                    M.A.    English, Language and Writing (1994)

                                                Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland

                                               

                                    Certification in Secondary English (1991)

                                                University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

 

                                    B.A.    English (1988)

                                                University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

 

 

UNIVERSITY           The Pennsylvania State University (2002-Present)

TEACHING              University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (1999-2002)

                                    Bowling Green State University, Ohio (1994-99)

Salisbury University, Maryland (1992-94)

 

Selected courses taught:

Intermediate Composition

                                    Writing in the Social Sciences

                                    Critical Writing and Reading I and II

                                    Rhetoric and Composition

                                    Honors Rhetoric and Composition

Developmental Writing

                                    Integrated Writing (BGSU's interdisciplinary residential learning community)

Master of Arts in Teaching Methods 

Rhetorical Theory: Classical Rhetoric           

Classical Rhetoric and Contemporary Writing Pedagogy

                                    Student Teaching Practicum (supervised student teachers)

                                    Methods of Teaching Secondary English

 

 

OTHER TEACHING

 

Middle School            Immaculate Conception Middle School (1990-92)

Diocese of Wilmington, Elkton, Maryland

Taught language arts to sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students. Planned and implemented instruction in reading, spelling, and writing.

 

High School               Glasgow High School (1992-93)

Glasgow, Delaware

Planned instruction in reading, spelling, and language arts for 45 students in grades 9, 10, and 11. Taught courses in Shakespeare, contemporary adolescent novels, argumentative and narrative writing, and short story.

 

Correctional                Eastern Correctional Institute (ECI) - University of Maryland (1993-95)

Institute                                   Princess Anne, Maryland

Taught sections of basic literature and writing classes at a medium security prison. Students earned University of Maryland college credit.

 

 

ACADEMIC             "The Other Student: From Disruption to Generosity."

PUBLICATIONS                 Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning: National Council for

(peer reviewed)                      Teachers of English (AEPL/NCTE Blog). 3/1/2016.

                                                https://aeplblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/27/the-other-student-from-disruption-to-generosity/

PDF: http://www.personal.psu.edu/wkd2/publications/other.pdf

 

"Aisle Four: Ice Cream, TV Dinners, Humility."

Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (JAEPL). 20 (2014-15): 121-25.

PDF: http://www.personal.psu.edu/wkd2/publications/aisle.pdf

 

 "Teacher Commentary Via Speech Recognition."

Academic Exchange Quarterly 17 (2013): 45-55.

PDF: http://www.personal.psu.edu/wkd2/publications/teacher.pdf

 

NOTE: This article was republished as a chapter in the edited collection Sound Instruction: Writing Center Theory and Practice. Ed. Kellie A. Charron. Stuyvesant Falls, NY: AEQ-AEX, 2014. 24-34. Print.

ISBN 0-9709895-1-4

 

"Suffering and Teaching Writing."

Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (JAEPL). 17 (2012): 50-62.

PDF: http://www.personal.psu.edu/wkd2/publications/suffering.pdf

 

 "Sound Arguments: Composing Words and Music."

Peer English. 1.2 (2008). 1-14.

PDF: http://www.personal.psu.edu/wkd2/publications/sound.pdf

 

NOTE: This article was republished by the online peer-reviewed journal Educational Insights. 12.1 (2008).  http://einsights.ogpr.educ.ubc.ca/v12n01/articles/duffy/publications/

 

"A Pedagogy of Composing: The Rhetoric of Electronic Music in the

                                                Writing Class." Inventio. 7.2 (2006).

PDF: http://www.personal.psu.edu/wkd2/publications/pedagogy.pdf

 

"Text Appropriation: Spirituality and Pedagogy."

Academic Exchange Quarterly. 9.2 (2005): 1-11.

PDF: http://www.personal.psu.edu/wkd2/publications/text.pdf

 

"Digital Recording Technology in the Writing Classroom: Sampling

                                                As Citing." The Writing Instructor. 2004.

PDF: http://www.personal.psu.edu/wkd2/publications/digital.pdf

 

                                    Review of Nan Phifer's Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography.

                                                Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (JAEPL).

                                                10 (2004/5): 99-102.

 PDF: http://www.personal.psu.edu/wkd2/publications/review.pdf

 

"Community, Spirituality, and the Writing Classroom."

                                                Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (JAEPL).

                                                9 (2003/4): 79-86.

PDF: http://www.personal.psu.edu/wkd2/publications/community.pdf

 

                                    "Imperfection: The Will-to-Control and the Struggle of Letting Go"

                        Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (JAEPL).

                        7 (2001/2): 1-9.

PDF: http://www.personal.psu.edu/wkd2/publications/imperfection.pdf

 

"Review of Richard Fulkerson's Teaching the Argument in Writing"

                        Composition Chronicle, 1997, 10.2, 11-12.

 

                        "Exploding Paradigms: A CyberReading of CyberReader"

                                                Computers and Composition OnLine, 1996.

                                                http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/~ccjrnl

 

 

PUBLISHED/            291. "Key Punch Zero." (Commercial license for single music track.)

LICENSED                           Licensed from F4TMusic, LLC (copyright holder/publisher) by DIGI

MUSIC                                   Nuggets, LLC for compilation CD Chillstep Files, Vol. 2. 5/30/2015. Catalogue number: DINU009.

Beatport product link: http://classic.beatport.com/release/chillstep-files-vol-2/1524337

 

291. Compatible Memory Wafers. (Extended-play music CD).

F4TMusic, LLC. 5/2/2014. Catalogue number:  F4T18.

Amazon product link: https://amzn.com/B00JPJO4OU

(Note: This was a collaborative project. My contribution was 50%.)

 

The Joy Project, "The Monterey Now!" (Commercial license for single music

track). Licensed from Bar-None Records (copyright holder/publisher) by Ocean Park Music Group to Korean clothier Lucky Chouette for multimedia advertising campaign. 3/2016.

 

The Joy Project, "Disco Le Popi." (Commercial license for single music track).

Licensed from Bar-None Records (copyright holder/publisher) by Ocean Park Music Group to eyewear designer Spy Optic for multimedia advertising campaign. 11/2015.

 

The Joy Project. Whatever Happened to Ultramarine. (Full-length music CD).

Del Chapel Records, Inc. 2009.

UPC: 822371132421

Last FM product link: http://www.last.fm/music/The+Joy+Project

 

The Joy Project, "Ciao Miz Lovely." (Commercial license for single music track).

Licensed from Bar-None Records (copyright holder/publisher) by Ocean Park Music Group to Brad Grey Television (production company) for Episode #66 (Season 6) of HBO's The Sopranos. 3/12/06.

http://www.tvrage.com/The_Sopranos/episode_guide

 

The Joy Project, "Disco Le Popi." (Commercial license for single music track).

Licensed from Bar-None Records (copyright holder/publisher) by Ocean Park Music Group to Ambush Entertainment (production company) for the film The Oh in Ohio. 7/14/2006.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0422861/soundtrack

 

The Joy Project (feat. Juju Stulbach), "Domingo de Chuva." (Commercial

license for single music track.) Licensed by Bar-None Records (copyright holder/publisher) to Streetbeat Records, LLC for compilation CD Diva Brazil. 2005. Catalogue number: STR-CD-1175. UPC: 784023117524

Amazon product link: https://amzn.com/B0006U3U38

 

The Joy Project. Trip to Style City. (Full-length music CD).

Bar-None Records, Inc. 2005.

Catalogue number: BRN-CD-159. UPC: 032862015922

Amazon product link: https://amzn.com/B001A3CCXE

 

The Joy Project, "Example #4: Love." (Commercial license for single music

track.) Licensed by Neurodisc Records, LLC for compilation CD Café Lounge. 3/25/2003. Catalogue No. GLRSAM02. UPC: 724358270327.

Amazon product link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000A2GYIU

 

The Joy Project, "Sleeping Alone Samba." (Commercial license for single music

track.) Licensed by Good Looking Organization (GLO), Inc. for compilation CD Nu Sounds: Future Release Showcase. 11/24/2003. Catalogue No. GLRSAM02. UPC: 675744360224.

Amazon UK product link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0000SVWGS

 

The Joy Project, "Promise Is." (Commercial license for single music track.)

Licensed by Neurodisc Records, LLC for compilation CD Global Lounge, Vol. 2. 8/19/2003. Catalogue number: CDP 724359227023. UPC: 754863202926

Amazon product link: https://amzn.com/B000A2GYMQ

 

The Joy Project, Way Out Here. (Full-length music CD).

Neurodisc Records, Inc. and EMI/Priority Records, LLC. 2001.

Catalogue number: 50161. UPC: 0049925016123

Amazon product link: https://amzn.com/B00005B19B

 

 

TRADE & NEWS     "OR Travel Nurses: Scrubbing for Success"

PUBLICATIONS                 HT: The Magazine for Healthcare Travel Professionals, 1997, 5.3, 8-10.

(selected)        

            "Art of the Quick Start"

                                                HT: The Magazine for Healthcare Travel Professionals, 1997, 4.6, 10-12.

 

                                    "An Alternative Future: NPs Go Mobile"

                                                HT: The Magazine for Healthcare Travel Professionals, 1996, 3.5, 6-8.

 

                                    "Critical Care: The Time is Now"

                                                HT: The Magazine for Healthcare Travel Professionals, 1996, 3.5, 6-8.

 

                                    "Building Partnerships: Shared Visions, Common Goals"

                                                HT: The Magazine for Healthcare Travel Professionals, 1995, 3.3, 10-12.

 

                                    "Hurricane Marilyn: Travelers Weather the Storm"

                                                HT: The Magazine for Healthcare Travel Professionals, 1995, 3.3, 6-9.

 

                                    "Traveling in Management: A New Way to See Yourself"

                                                HT: The Magazine for Healthcare Travel Professionals, 1994, 2.3, 6-10.

 

"Summer Camp: The Traveler's Ultimate Challenge"

                                                HT: The Magazine for Healthcare Travel Professionals, 1994, 1.6, 4-8.

 

                                    "Business Incubator Program Underway" Salisbury News, 1 Oct. 1992: A1.

 

                                    "Not Far From Art: Radio Free Delmarva Returns" Salisbury News, 17 September 1992: A1.

 

                                    "Teaching the Homeless a New Way of Life" Salisbury News, 26 December 1991: A1.

 

 

CONFERENCE      College English Association (CEA)

PRESENTATIONS                 Richmond, VA, March 20, 2012

                                                "Drawing the Battle Lines: Suffering and Teaching Writing"

 

                                    College English Association (CEA)

                                                Pittsburgh, PA, March 26, 2009

                                                "Publish AND Perish: The Dangers of Interdisciplinary Design"

 

                                    English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU)

                                                Edinboro University, October 2005

                                                "Struggling Through Student Texts: Control, Suffering, and Pedagogy."

 

Virginia State University, Languages and Literature Conference

                                                Virginia State University, May 2004

                                                "Digital Recording Technology in the Writing Classroom: Sampling as

Citing."

 

                                    Conference on College Composition and Communication

                                                San Antonio, Texas, March 2004

                                                "Community Matters: Their Citizenry and Boundaries"

 

                                    Conference on College Composition and Communication

                                                San Antonio, Texas, March 2004

                                                "Discovering our Teaching Selves: Teaching as Suffering"

 

University of New Hampshire Conference on Creative Nonfiction

                                    Durham, New Hampshire, September 2002

                                                "It's Witchcraft: The Psychogogic Potential of Creative Nonfiction"

 

                                    Conference on College Composition and Communication

                                                Chicago, Illinois, March 2002

                                                "On the Streets Where We Live: Residing in the Gaps"

                       

                                    Conference on College Composition and Communication

                                                Denver, Colorado, March 2001

                                                "Staying Connected: A Community of Ex-Grad Colleagues Gone

Professional--Learning How to Teach Teachers on the Job"

 

                                    Religious Faith and Literary Art Conference: Art & Soul

                                                Baylor University, Waco, Texas, February 2001

                                                "The Role of Spirituality in Re-envisioning Writing Pedagogy"

 

                                    MCAS Language Arts Conference

                                                Boston, Massachusetts, May, 2000

                                                "Language Arts Curriculum Frameworks and the Methods Course"

 

English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU)

Technologies in English: How We Learn

                                                East Stroudsburg State University, Pennsylvania, October 2000

                                                "Composition Lost? The Impact of Mandating Computer Literacy"

 

                                    Conference on College Composition and Communication

                                                Atlanta, Georgia, March 1999

"Confessions of an Invisible Man: Sharing Weaknesses and Building Community"

 

            Collaboration in Action: Promoting Residentially Based Education

                                    The Sixth International Conference on Residential Colleges

                                    Burlington, Vermont, October 1998

                                                "Collaborating Our Careers: What Role Can Graduate Students

                                                Realistically Play in Residential Colleges?"

                                                "Chapman Learning Community: The First Year in Collaboration"

 

                                    Conference on College Composition and Communication

                                                Chicago, Illinois, April 1998

                                                "See Me, Hear Me: Accommodating an Anti-Book Bias?"

 

                                    Conference on College Composition and Communication

                                                Nashville, Tennessee, March 1994

                                                "Necessity is the Parent of Invention: Perspectives on Solving

Classroom Problems"

 

 

EDITORIAL             Managing Editor, HT: The Magazine for Healthcare Travel Professionals

EXPERIENCE                     Circulation 55,000, bimonthly. Directed editorial operations of a national trade publication for traveling healthcare professionals. 1991-93.

 

Senior Editor, Nursing Policy Forum

Paid circulation 30,000, bimonthly. Conducted rewrites, author contacts and negotiations, and supervised research for the premiere academic journal focusing on governmental policy issues in nursing. 1993-95.

 

                                    Editor, Salisbury News and Advertiser

                                    Circulation 30,000, weekly. Conducted interviews, wrote news stories,

completed page proofs, supervised layout. 1991-93.

 

 

GRANTS,                  Research Development Grant, Penn State Schuylkill, Penn State, 2009 and 2012.

HONORS,                 Writing and Critical Thinking Task Force: Chancellor's Recognition 2002.

MEMBERSHIPS      Advisory Committee on Innovation in Teaching Grant, UMass Dartmouth, 2001.

                                    Special Vice Provost Recognition: Chapman Learning Community, 1997.

Phoenix Award, recognition for Independent Newspapers Inc. Expansion, 1993.

Special Institute for Teacher Certification, University of Delaware, 1990.

Member Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)

Member National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE)

Member of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (AEPL)

Member of the Modern Language Association (MLA)

Member of the College English Association (CEA)

 

 

SERVICE                  Teaching Excellence Committee, Penn State Schuylkill (2015-2016).

(selected)                    IT Committee, Penn State Schuylkill (2013-2016).  

SAT Review Committee, Penn State Schuylkill (2014-2016).

Manuscript reviewer for Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on

Learning (JAEPL), Pedagogy Journal, Bedford St. Martin's textbook publishers, and others (1999 – 2016).

Student Services Committee, Penn State Schuylkill (2010-2012).

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Standard

Research Grants, Peer Evaluator (2009 - 2011).

Tenure and Promotion Committee, Penn State Schuylkill (2009-2011)

Secretary, Penn State Schuylkill Faculty Organization (2005-2009).

Judge for Republican Herald Regional Spelling Bee (2006-2013).

Member of Campus Enrollment Planning Team, Penn State Schuylkill (2009).

                                    Member of Campus Council

                                    Advisor to Student Activity Groups (Various)

Member of Curriculum Committee (2008)

Adjunct Status at Union Institute and University, Ohio (Invited Doctoral

Dissertation Committee member)

Academic Publications

Conference Presentations

  • College English Association (CEA) Richmond, VA, March 20, 2012. "Drawing the Battle Lines: Suffering and Teaching Writing."
  • College English Association (CEA) Pittsburgh, PA, March 26, 2009. "Publish AND Perish: The Dangers of Interdisciplinary Design."
  • English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU) Edinboro University, October 2005. “Struggling Through Student Texts: Control, Suffering, and Pedagogy.”
  • Virginia State University, Languages and Literature Conference Virginia State University, May 2004. "Digital Recording Technology in the Writing Classroom: Sampling as Citing."
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication San Antonio, Texas, March 2004. "Community Matters: Their Citizenry and Boundaries."
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication San Antonio, Texas, March 2004. "Discovering our Teaching Selves: Teaching as Suffering."
  • University of New Hampshire Conference on Creative Nonfiction Durham, New Hampshire, September 2002. "It's Witchcraft: The Psychogogic Potential of Creative Nonfiction."
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication Chicago, Illinois, March 2002. "On the Streets Where We Live: Residing in the Gaps."
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication Denver, Colorado, March 2001.
    "Staying Connected: A Community of Ex-Grad Colleagues Gone Professional--Learning How to Teach Teachers on the Job."
  • Religious Faith and Literary Art Conference: Art & Soul Baylor University, Waco, Texas, February 2001. "The Role of Spirituality in Re-envisioning Writing Pedagogy."
  • MCAS Language Arts Conference Boston, Massachusetts, May, 2000. "Language Arts Curriculum Frameworks and the Methods Course."
  • English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU) Technologies in English: How We Learn, East Stroudsburg State University, Pennsylvania, October 2000. "Composition Lost? The Impact of Mandating Computer Literacy."
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication Atlanta, Georgia, March 1999. "Confessions of an Invisible Man: Sharing Weaknesses and Building Community."
  • Collaboration in Action: Promoting Residentially Based Education - The Sixth International Conference on Residential Colleges Burlington, Vermont, October 1998. "Collaborating Our Careers: What Role Can Graduate Students Realistically Play in Residential Colleges?" "Chapman Learning Community: The First Year in Collaboration."
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication Chicago, Illinois, April 1998. "See Me, Hear Me: Accommodating an Anti-Book Bias?"
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication Nashville, Tennessee, March 1994. "Necessity is the Parent of Invention: Perspectives on Solving Classroom Problems."

Published Music

W. Keith Duffy records music under a number of pseudonyms, including The Joy Project and 291. The music has been published in CD form by independent record labels and distributed to brick-and-mortar stores nationally and internationally. Electronically, the music is available at venues like iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Beatport, and Rhapsody. Beyond this, many tracks have gone on to have lives of their own, including licensing deals with HBO’s The Sopranos; the Billy Kent comedy The Oh in Ohio starring Danny Devito, Liza Minelli, and Paul Rudd; The Oxygen Network’s Tempting Adam; and several multimedia advertising campaigns for corporations including the Korean clothier Lucky Chouette and eyewear manufacturer Spy Optic. Overall, the sound mixes a variety of styles, including electronica, drum and bass, glitch-hop, lounge muzak, samba, disco, and funk.

In a review of an early Joy Project release, Ink19.com said: “It’s a little loungy, totally filtered, ’70s-type music cool, groovy with chunky beats and smooth, rain-slicked melody. This is the type of music that if we all didn’t know you were the coolest cat in the world, we might beat you up for listening to.” Including both instrumentals and vocals, Duffy’s musical releases are clearly influenced by classics like The Hughes Corporation and The Andrea True Connection, as well as contemporaries Fantastic Plastic Machine and Towa Tei.

Since W. Keith Duffy is an Associate Professor of English by day, he has interwoven his love of sound-making with his love of writing pedagogy. For instance, he has published research examining the rhetoricity of electronic music and the use of digital recording technology in traditional postsecondary writing classes (see academic publications). He teaches academic writing for the social sciences, as well as courses in classical rhetoric, English education, and writing pedagogy, and he has used musical topics in all of these courses during his career.

Clicking the images below will direct you to online venues that distribute these recordings.

CompatibleMemoryWafers

F4TMusic LLC, 2014 / Catalogue number: F4T18

Whatever Happened to Ultramarine

Del Chapel Records, 2009/ ASIN: 822371132421

Trip to Style City

Bar-None Records, 2004 / ASIN: 032862015922

WayOutHere

Way Out Here

Neurodisc/Priority Records, 2001 / ASIN: 049925016123

Compilation CDs (selected)

Key Punch Zero

"Key Punch Zero"

Chillstep Files Vol. 2

DIGI Nuggets LLC, 2015 / Catalogue: DINU009

Domingo de Chuva

"Domingo de Chuva"

Diva Brazil

Streetbeat Records LLC, 2005 / Catalogue: STR-CD-1175

"Example #4: Love"

Café Lounge

Neurodisc Records LLC, 2003 / Catalogue: 32032

Promise Is

"Promise Is"

Global Lounge, Vol. 2

Neurodisc Records LLC, 2003 / Catalogue: CDP 724359227023

Blogs

Contact Me

  • Call: 570-385-6268
  • Fax: 570-385-6135
  • Visit: 200 University Drive​ Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
  • Email: wkd2@psu.edu