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educator , writer

Diane Dufva Quantic is an American English educator and writer.


Mrs. Quantic was born on September 11, 1941, in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. She is a daughter of Lawrence G. (a banker) and Ruth (a homemaker; maiden name, Bell) Dufva.


In 1961 Diane Dufva Quantic obtained Bachelor of Arts degree from Kansas State University, in 1966 she earned Master of Arts from the same university. She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1971.


From 1973 till 1995 Mrs. Quantic served at Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, working as an assistant professor, then as an associate professor of English and director of Writing Program starting from 1995. Between 1986 and 1987 Mrs. Quantic was a Fulbright senior lecturer in Bulgaria. Diane Dufva Quantic was appointed president of Western Literature 1992-1993. Since 1991 she joined the staff of Kansas Humanities Council as a member of Speakers Bureau.


  • Diane Dufva Quantic is a prominent author of a number of books, she also has done a research on marginalization, immigration, and acculturation in Great Plains literature.


  • Modern Language Association of America , United States

  • National Council of Teachers of English , United States

  • American Studies Association , United States

  • Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment , United States

  • Kansas Association of Teachers of English , United States


  • Other Interests

    photography, volunteer work, travel


Diane Dufva Quantic married H. Bruce Quantic on June 18, 1966. The couple has two children: Cathryn Ruth, David Bruce.

Lawrence Gustav Dufva - American - banker

Ruth (Bell) Dufva - American

Cathryn Ruth Quantic - American

David Bruce Quantic - American

H. Bruce Quantic - American