Biography

John Dunphy

John Dunphy is a writer and teacher who grew up in the Maritimes and developed his teaching career in Ottawa. He was born in Saint John, N.B., where he received his early education and graduated from Saint Malachy’s Memorial High School. He graduated from universities in Charlottetown (Saint Dunstan’s ’64) and Halifax (Dalhousie ’68).  He and his wife, Patricia, travel to the Maritimes annually.

John’s educational pursuits have taken him north to Nunavut, south to New York City and Washington, D.C., overseas to Heidelberg, Germany, into the Far East to Japan and Korea, and recently along the information highway as an online educator.  Long dedicated to helping students develop their reading and writing skills, John has found new excitement in generating his own collection of stories and reflections in Indian River.

John Dunphy, Author

John Dunphy, writer and educator, grew up in Saint John, N.B. and honed his interests and skills in English language and literature at Saint Dunstan’s, Queens, and Dalhousie Universities. Both he and his wife Patricia, their sons, Craig and Paul, have strong family ties in Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Ottawa ON. John celebrated his family roots in his 2009 story collection titled Indian River (Baico Publishing Inc.).

From 2004 to 2010, John was engaged in management training in Nunavut. These experiences inspired his new book TRUer NORTH. Currently in Ottawa, he is pursuing his interests in writing (with writing and critique groups) and reading (with his monthly Book Club discussions).

John and his wife, Patricia, find time spent on aquafitness and grandparenting is a good way to keep mind, heart, and body together.