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Sydney Duncan




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Sydney B. Duncan

Associate Professor

B.A., Roanoke College
M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
Ph.D., University of Alabama

Professional Writing, Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, Sustainability

309 Dunkle Hall










Sydney B. Duncan earned an M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama. She joined the English faculty at Frostburg State University in 2006. Since then, she has published both critical articles and poetry while serving on a number of university committees. She has received Frostburg's Student Organization Advisor of the Year award and the President's Distinguished Faculty Award.

She teaches Business Writing and Technical Writing. She is interested in many aspects of experiential learning, and students in her courses have worked with local clients to produce brochures and other documents.  Clients have included the Family Crisis Resource Center, the Allegany County Animal Shelter, and Ark of Hope Animal Rescue, among others.

Dr. Duncan is active in science fiction and fantasy scholarship. She is the Immediate Past President, a board member, and one of the conference organizers for the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts. Last year she received the organization's highest honor for a board member, the Robert A. Collins Award.