Michael Duffy

Michael Duffy

Director, McGrath Institute for Jesuit Catholic Education

Administrative Director
Part-Time Faculty


Dr. Duffy’s primary focus and areas of interest are Education for justice, Catholic social thought, and Jesuit Mission and Identity. Dr. Duffy has held multiple roles during his tenure at USF including Director of Social Justice Programs in University Ministry, Director of Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought, Associate Dean at the School of Education, and Director of the McGrath Institute for Jesuit Catholic Education. Additionally, Duffy has extensive experience with course-based student immersion programs, having taught in the Erasmus program in the College of Arts and Sciences for many years. He also coordinated and directed the USF Mission and Identity focused faculty and staff immersion programs throughout the developing world. Dr. Duffy earned his doctorate in 2005 from the Catholic Educational Leadership Program in the School of Education at USF. Prior to USF Dr. Duffy taught at De La Salle High School in CA, and Marquette University High School in WI.

Research Areas

  • Catholic social thought
  • Mission and Identity in Jesuit Higher Education
  • Catholic Identity
  • Justice programming in Catholic Schools
  • Social analysis through international immersion programs and service learning activities


  • Asst. Dean, School of Education, USF
  • Director, Joan and Ralph Lane Center, USF


  • University of San Francisco, EdD in Private School Administration, 2005
  • Graduate Theological Union, MTS, 1993