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Griffith Dudding

1978 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): Robert Lucid
"Between Two Worlds: An Analysis of J.P. Donleavy's Use of "The Outsider" as Protagonist in His Novels "

Dr. Griffith Dudding died March 11th, 2016 at home with his wife Leann at his side. He was 77.

The son of the late Griffith Dudding and the late Grace (Parry) Dudding, Griff was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Northeast High School in 1956. He earned a BA in English from Moravian College and was conferred upon him his master's degree and PhD by the University of Pennsylvania.

Griff had an illustrious career which included military service, contributions as an educator, and work among the public and private sectors. He served in the Marine Corps Reserves while teaching at Muhlenberg College and received the Lindback Award for distinguished teaching in 1968. Later he worked for the State of Pennsylvania as a project manager on the Advisory Council for Vocational Education.

He continued on to PPL as the coordinator for Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA) and was promoted to manager of the Walbert Training Center. At PPL he acted as a liaison for an international exchange with utilities in the developing economies of Egypt, India, and Bangladesh. After retiring from PPL, Griff remained passionate about these relationships, and returned to these countries fifty-nine times over eight years to continue his work as a private consultant.

These excursions were funded in part by both the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the United States Aid for International Development (USAID). Griff returned to his academic roots toward the end of his exemplary career and taught English as an adjunct professor at Muhlenberg College, Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), and Northampton Community College (NCC).

Griff was elected to the Salisbury School Board in 1982 and was instrumental in the development of progressive curriculum strategies. He served as its president from 1988 to 1989 and was the representative- trustee from the school as a member of the Board of Trustees for Lehigh County Community College (LCCC). Griff was a member of St Thomas More Catholic Church, served on its Council of the Knights of Columbus, and volunteered as a lector and a member of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) team. Survivors: Wife, Leann (Padus) Dudding, and son, Griffith Dudding III.