Katharine McDuffie


Katharine McDuffie is program consultant for Metcalf Institute. Previously, as program director, she was responsible for program development and implementation, operations for the institute, liaising with University of Rhode Island and overseeing data management and student assignments. Katharine has been with Metcalf Institute since its very early days and has had the pleasure of being part of its growth. She is interested in applying strategic thinking to institutional and program design and enjoys working in an educational setting with a mission to improve human impacts on the planet. Before this, she was, briefly, library media specialist for the University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center. Her career in education began with secondary school social studies and English teaching assignments and an appointment as library media specialist in New York and New Jersey. She was an independent video producer and director and website developer, and she taught and developed educational materials in English as a Second Language and taught conversational English in Japan. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy from the University of Rochester and a Master’s degree in educational communication and technology from New York University.