Dr. Peter Duffy

Education Advisory Board Member

The purpose of TLC Education Advisory Board is to review, evaluate, and make recommendations regarding the policies, programmes, resources and services of TLC. Each Advisory Board member is an expert in their own field. The Board will provide strategic advice to the Management of TLC, strengthen our capacities in the creation of transformational educational practices (teaching and learning) and leading research & development both within our TLC community and in the greater society.

Dr. Duffy heads the Master of Arts in Teaching programme in theatre education at the University of South Carolina, USA, 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 ethnography, 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 recognised. He is the 2013 recipient of AATE’s Win Wright Special Recognition award. His books include Youth and Theatre of the Oppressed (co-edited with Elinor Vettraino, Palgrave Press) and A Reflective Practitioner’s Guide to (mis)Adventures in Drama Education – or – What Was I Thinking (Intellect Publishing), Drama Research Methods: Provocations of Practice (co-edited with Christine Hatton and Richard Sallis, Sense Publishing, 2018) and Drama and Cognition: Staging Dramatic Improvements in Learning (Palgrave 2018).