Although he was originally interested in studying literature, W. Keith Duffy started teaching post-secondary rhetoric and writing classes in 1992 as a graduate student and never looked back. Obtaining his Ph.D. in rhetoric and writing in 1999, he has spent time as an instructor in both college and high school settings. He has also taught academic writing at a medium-security prison to inmates earning their GEDs.
Beyond his love of writing, Duffy has a knack for making electronic music. He has had four CDs of original music distributed globally in both physical and digital formats. His sounds can be heard on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Tidal, Rhapsody, Pandora, and Google Play. Perhaps the highlight of his music-making was when one of his tracks was licensed for use in an episode of HBO's The Sopranos. He has also taken his love of music and examined how musical composition intersects with textual composition, and this has led to the publication of multiple peer-reviewed academic articles on the subject.
Non-mainstream post-secondary writing pedagogy, including topics such as the role spirituality can play in re-envisioning college writing instruction and the intersection of musical composition and writing
"Sound Arguments: Composing Words and Music." Peer English. 1.2 (2008). 1-14. (http://www.personal.psu.edu/wkd2/publications/sound.pdf)
"A Pedagogy of Composing: The Rhetoric of Electronic Music in the Writing Class." Inventio. 7.2 (2006). (http://www.personal.psu.edu/wkd2/publications/pedagogy.pdf)
"Digital Recording Technology in the Writing Classroom: Sampling As Citing." The Writing Instructor. 2004. (http://www.personal.psu.edu/wkd2/publications/digital.pdf)
Ph.D., English, Rhetoric and Writing - Bowling Green State University (OH)
M.A., English, Language and Writing - Salisbury University (Salisbury, MD)
Certification, Secondary English - University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
B.A., English - University of Delaware (Newark, DE)