Joan Duvall Flynn

Dr. Joan Evelyn Duvall-Flynn is the newly elected chair of the New Pennsylvania Project (NPP) and Chair of The Trauma Informed Education Coalition (TIEC). As well, she serves on the Boards of Keystone Research Project and the Education Policy and Leadership Center. She is former, two-term president and decade-long Education Committee chair of the NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference of Branches. In addition, Duvall-Flynn served as the President and Education Committee chair of the NAACP Media Area Unit for 14 years.

Born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio, Flynn holds a Bachelors of Education from Bowling Green State University, Ohio; a Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling from Neumann University; and a Doctorate in Education Leadership and Innovation from Wilmington University, Delaware.

In her role as President of NAACP PA, Dr. Duvall-Flynn monitored the work of 14 statewide committees and spoke for the positions of the NAACP PA. In her role as State Conference Education Chair, Dr. Flynn advocated for equity in public education at the state policy level. She provided the NAACP position on policy issues, met with lawmakers in Harrisburg on behalf of the needs of poor and minority children, and offered testimony to legislative committees.

Flynn’s career as an educator spans 40 years and includes teaching experience ranging from pre-school through graduate school. She is a published writer, a seasoned public speaker and workshop leader and has presented at a number of National Association of Black Educator Conventions, sat on panels and appeared on PCN and radio shows across Pennsylvania on education issues.

Currently, Dr. Flynn is an active member of the Central Delaware County League of Women Voters, the National Council of Negro Women, the National Congress of Black Women, Inc. and PSEA Retired. She was the wife of the late Dr. Julius B Flynn, Jr.. Joan Duvall-Flynn is recipient of numerous community awards. Her home is in Glen Mills, PA.

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