Mary H. Durfee

Mary H. Durfee
"Good things come in small packages—you can get a GREAT liberal arts education from us. Our graduates get jobs and enroll in fine graduate programs at universities like Yale, Michigan, and Johns Hopkins."
—Mary Durfee
  • Professor Emerita
  • PhD, Cornell University, 1990
  • MA, Cornell, 1984
  • BA, University of Colorado, 1974


My first love is teaching undergraduates, though I have worked with many graduate students as well. I’m proud to me a member of Tech’s Teaching Academy of Excellence.  I try to bring my research into my teaching to keep things lively and up-to-date.

Redindeer outside a barn at night.

Wooden Loch Ness Monster at the edge of a pond near a scared person.

Areas of Expertise

  • Great Lakes of North America
  • International Law
  • Malta
  • Scholarship of Pedagogy
  • Arctic Affairs