The President today announced that he will nominate Joseph D. Duffey, of Washington, D.C., to be Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He would replace Ronald S. Berman. Duffey is Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs.
He was born July 1, 1932, in Huntington, W. Va. He received an A.B. from Marshall University in 1954, a B.D. from Andover Theological School in 1957, an S.T.M. from Yale University in 1963, and a Ph.D. from Hartford Seminary Foundation in 1969.
From 1960 to 1970, Duffey was an assistant professor, then acting dean and associate professor, at Hartford Seminary. He was also founder and director of the Center for Urban Studies there. In 1971 he was a fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Duffey was an adjunct professor at Yale University and a fellow at Calhoon College from 1971 to 1973. From 1974 to 1976, he was chief administrative officer and spokesman for the American Association of University Professors. He worked on the Carter-Mondale transition team in 1976 and 1977 and has been Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs since early 1977.