Liam Duffy

Educational Background

B.A., Environmental Studies, Eckerd College

M.Ed., Higher Education, Abilene Christian University

Certificate in Conflict Resolution, Abilene Christian University

TESOL certificate, California State University


I first came to WKU for the PIEP program in 2016, and have been teaching English here full-time since 2017. I previously taught at Wuxi Professional College of Science and Technology for five years in Jiangsu. I have been teaching abroad since 2008, and before China, I was in South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and Russia. I enjoy hiking and going to the campus fitness center. I learn a little more Mandarin every day, and hope to encourage my students to do the same with English, and to speak actively.

Research interests

I enrolled in a doctorate of education (Ed.D.) in Organizational Leadership program at Abilene Christian University in May 2019, and should finish my coursework by summer of this year (2021). I am interested in writing my dissertation on faculty recruitment and retention at international branch campuses.

Selected Publications/scholarly and creative work

Marjerison, R.K., Liu, P., Duffy, L.P., & Chen, R. (2020). An exploration of the relationships between different reading strategies and IELTS test performance: IELTS test taking strategies-Chinese students. International Journal of Translation, Interpretation, and Applied Linguistics (IJTIAL), 2(1), 1-19.


ESL0303, ESL0403, ESL0305, ESL0405, ENG1300, ENG1430