Barbara Duffey

Barbara Duffey

Barbara Duffey

Assistant Professor in the Department of English


Department: English and Languages
Location: Smith Hall | Room 302 B

Dr. Barbara Duffey, assistant professor of English, joined the Dakota Wesleyan English department in 2012. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California and her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Houston, and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah. She is a published poet, with a chapbook, “The Circus of Forgetting,” and two more books of poetry, “Simple Machines” and “I Might Be Mistaken.” She was also the recipient of a $25,000 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2014, and “Simple Machines” won the Washington Prize from the D.C.-based literary nonprofit The Word Works in summer 2015. The award includes publication and a $1,500 cash prize. She also was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for two poems in 2015, and was the South Dakota State Poetry Society winner in 2013 for chapbook contest with “Four Quarters to a Section.”