Duane de Four, M.A. is an educator, media critic and activist specializing in gender violence prevention, bystander intervention, diversity and sexual health education. In just under twenty years as an educator, Duane has given talks and facilitated thousands of trainings reaching innumerable:

  • College/University students, administrators, faculty, staff and coaches
  • Professional athletes, coaches and staff with the NFL, NBA, NHL and NASCAR
  • Service men and women in the U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Air Force and Air National Guard
  • Men enrolled in batterer intervention programs
  • Youth in detention, revocation and treatment centers
  • Middle and high school students

Duane currently works as a Project Manager for MIT’s Program for Violence Prevention and Response (VPR) and is also the creator of, a blog about masculinity in media and culture. In 2011, Duane was one of only six Subject Matter Experts selected to train Air Force Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) to deliver a groundbreaking Bystander Intervention curriculum that will reach over 600,000 Air Force personnel serving around the world.  Additionally, Duane works with numerous like-minded organizations such as the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS), Futures Without Violence, and the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (PPLM), to name a few.

Active in his community, Duane is currently a board member at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC), as well as a former Big Brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, Little League Baseball umpire and group facilitator at Emerge, where he co-facilitated batterer intervention groups for African American men.

Duane holds a Bachelor of Science in Women’s Studies from the University of Utah and a Master of Arts in Marketing Communications from Emerson College.


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