Duane de Four, M.A., is an MVP Strategies training consultant, educator, media critic, and activist specializing in gender violence prevention, diversity, and sexual health education. For nearly two decades, Duane has conducted MVP trainings in higher education, high schools, colleges, professional athletics, the US military, and many other settings. He currently works as a Project Manager for Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Program for Violence Prevention and Response (VPR). He is also the creator of HowManly.com, a blog about masculinity in media and culture.
Duane is a board member at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC), a former Big Brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, a Little League Baseball umpire, and a group facilitator at Emerge, where he co-facilitates batterer intervention groups for African-American men.
He holds a B.S. degree in Women’s Studies from the University of Utah, and a MA in Marketing Communications from Emerson College.