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Joseph D. Duffey Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Duffey has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the academic administration field

Dr. Joseph D. Duffey is extensively published in professional journals, and is a sought-after speaker and presenter in his field.

    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 10, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Joseph D. Duffey with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Duffey celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A postsecondary administrator and advisor with more than 50 years of innovative experience in economic and educational policy, Dr. Duffey has distinguished himself as the senior executive and chairman of the International University Project at Sylvan Learning Systems since 1999. He holds graduate degrees from Yale University, Andover Newton Theological School, and the Hartford Seminary. Raised in West Virginia, Dr. Duffey was the first member of his family to complete postgraduate study, and felt that it was his duty as the eldest child to continue his education to the fullest possible extent.

From 1960 until 1963, Dr. Duffey began his career as an assistant professor at Hartford Seminary, and an associate professor and the director of the Center for Urban Studies from 1965 to 1970. He was named as a fellow of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1971, and excelled as an adjunct professor at the Calhoun College at Yale University between 1971 and 1974. Dr. Duffey found success as an executive officer of the American Association of University Professors from 1974 to 1977, when he was named as the U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Dr. Duffey was active as the chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities between 1978 and 1981. From 1990 until 1991, he continued his career as the president of the University of Massachusetts, where he remains a chancellor. He was appointed as the president of American University from 1991 to 1993 and as the director of the U.S. Information Agency from 1993 to 1998. Dr. Duffey was a member of the United States delegation to the 20th and 21st United Nations Educational Scientific, and Cultural Organization General Conferences and has been named a Commander of the Order of the Crown of Belgium.

Dr. Duffey is extensively published in professional journals, and is a sought-after speaker and presenter in his field. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has been a senior presidential appointee to three United States Presidents. Dr. Duffey holds more than a dozen honorary degrees, including an honorary Doctor of Letters from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan.

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