Claudia L. Duncan, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Allied Health and Sport Studies
Professor of Physical Education and Sport Studies

B.S., Alderson-Broaddus College
M.Ed., University of Cincinnatti
Ph.D., West Virginia University

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Dr. Claudia L. Duncan is a professor and chair of the School of Allied Health and Sport Studies. She received her bachelor’s degree from Alderson-Broaddus College, her master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati, and her doctorate from West Virginia University. She is a native of West Chester, PA.

Prior to coming to Barton in 1989, Duncan taught and coached women’s basketball at Alderson-Broaddus College for seven years and served as director of aquatics and coached women’s basketball and volleyball at the State University of New York at Old Westbury for one year. She also volunteered as an elementary physical education instructor at St. Therese Catholic School for nine years.

Dr. Duncan is an American Red Cross Instructor Trainer in Lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid, and Automated External Defibrillator. She has published several articles in Aquatics International magazine and serves as co-managing editor for the Instant Activities Section of She has chaired numerous campus committees including the Tenure and Promotions Committee and the Curriculum Committee and serves as Barton’s SACS Coordinator. Duncan is a member of the American Alliance for Health Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance and for the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. In 1993, she was awarded the Jefferson-Pilot Barton College Faculty Member of the Year Award.