Donna Killian Duffy

Donna Killian Duffy

Professor of Psychology
Middlesex Community College
591 Springs Road
Bedford, MA 01730


Background Information

Donna Killian Duffy teaches psychology at Middlesex Community College (Massachusetts) and is Coordinator of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at the college. She earned her Ph.D. in psychology from Washington University in 1976.

Donna is the coauthor, with Janet Wright Jones, of Teaching Within the Rhythms of the Semester, and the coeditor, with Robert Bringle, of With Service in Mind, a monograph on service-learning and psychology. She received the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning in 1999 for her work connecting service in the community to student learning in classrooms. Donna has worked as an Engaged Scholar with Campus Compact and is one of the authors of The Community's College: Indicators of Engagement at Two-Year Institutions and Service-Learning Course Design for Community Colleges. She recently published a chapter on community-based learning with Edward Zlotkowski in the Fall 2010 New Directions for Teaching and Learning and a chapter introduction for service-learning pedagogy in Higher Education and Democracy: Collected Essays on Service-learning and Civic Engagement in 2011.

Related Pedagogical Projects

Donna was selected as a team leader for the American Psychological Association's National Forum on Psychology Partnerships Project (P3) in 1999. The goal of the P3 project was "to foster communication and collaboration among teachers of psychology at all academic levels and between psychology teachers and other psychology professionals, teachers in other disciplines, business organizations and community groups to address teaching and learning needs in the 21st century." She continued this work in 2000-2003 with grants from the American Psychological Association and served as a founding member on the Executive Committee of Psychology Teachers at Community Colleges, a group established in 2001.