Duncan Hartley, PhD

Title: Fine Art Photographer/Owner; Fundraising Executive; Educator
Duncan Hartley Fine Art Photography
Kendall Park, New Jersey, United States

Duncan Hartley, PhD, Owner at Duncan Hartley Fine Art Photography, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in photography.

With more than 65  years of experience to his credit, Dr. Hartley has excelled as the owner of Duncan Hartley Fine Art Photography since 2008. He began his career as the owner of Duncan Hartley Photography from 1955 to 1964 before working as an instructor in the department of English at Wayne State University from 1969 to 1971, an assistant professor at William Paterson University from 1971 to 1974, an administrator for educational resources for the Young Presidents Organization from 1973 to 1978, the director of planned giving at Carroll University from 1978 to 1980 and the director of capital gifts with the Greater New York Council for the Boy Scouts of America from 1980 to 1984. Dr. Hartley further served as an executive director of the president’s council and the director of individual giving for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from 1984 to 1996 as well as the associate dean for development and alumni affairs at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine from 1996 to 2003.

Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Hartley pursued an education at the University of Michigan, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English history in 1964. He continued his academic efforts with a Master of Arts in English history at Wayne State University in 1966. Following these accomplishments, Dr. Hartley concluded his studies at Wayne State University in 1971, from which he graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in English literature.

Beyond his primary responsibilities within the field, Dr. Hartley has participated in numerous endeavors outside of his professional circles. Since 2016, he contributed to the Princeton United Methodist Church as a member of the communications committee. A noted donor to Harvard Medical School, Dr. Hartley was additionally active as the senior philanthropic adviser at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from 2003 to 2008.

Dr. Hartley has additionally found success as a fine arts photographer, having exhibited more than 150 photographs through private collections and esteemed national museums, including the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. He has also provided his photography to the book “The Little Italy.” Moreover, Dr. Hartley was the author of “Shakespeare’s Living Cities,” the author and co-editor of “The Sociology of the Arts” and a contributing author for “The Art of the CEO.”

In light of his exceptional undertakings, Dr. Hartley has accrued several accolades throughout his impressive career. As a testament to his stellar creative works, he has been recognized with a number of photography prizes. Furthermore, one of his photographs was proudly published in the University of Michigan’s Quarterly Review. In 2018, Dr. Hartley was selected for inclusion in the 71st edition of Who’s Who in America.

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