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College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty and Staff

Peter Duffy

Title: Head of the MAT Program, Associate Professor
Department: Theater and Dance
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-1277
Office: Longstreet 430
Resources: Department of Theater and Dance
Peter Duffy

Theatre Education. Associate Professor. MFA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2007.
Ed.D., University of South Carolina, 2014

Dr. Peter Duffy heads the Master of Arts in Teaching program in theatre education at the University of South Carolina where he prepares future teachers to become drama educators.  He teaches courses on drama-based pedagogies and arts integration.  He is a director and is a former public school teacher, education director, and a New York City teaching artist. His research interests include devising new works in community settings, cognition and the arts, culturally responsive pedagogies and performed research.  He serves as the Director of Research for the International Drama/Theatre Education Association (IDEA) and is a member of AATE.  Peter’s work in arts education is nationally and internationally recognized.  He is 2013’s proud recipient of AATE’s Win Wright Special Recognition award. His latest book, A Reflective Practitioner’s Guide to (mis)Adventures in Drama Education – or – What Was I Thinking, will be available in June 2015 from Intellect Publishing.