David Guy is the writing instructor for both Service Opportunities in Leadership and the Hart Fellows Program, teaching narrative writing techniques to students before go on their placements and responding to their writing while they are away. Also at the Sanford School, he is a writing instructor with the Masters in Public Policy program, where he teaches students how to write policy memos.

A 1970 graduate of Duke, Guy has published five novels: Football Dreams, The Man Who Loved Dirty Books, Second Brother, and The Autobiography of my Body and Jake Fades. He has also published several nonfiction books, indlucing The Red Thread of Passion: Spirituality and the Paradox of Sex and two books with Larry Rosenberg, Breath by Breath: The Liberating Art of Insight Meditation and Living in the Light of Death: On the Art of Being Truly Alive. He has reviewed books for a number of newspapers, including The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Chicago Tribune. He has also published articles in a variety of magazines, and for many years he was a contributing editor to Tricycle: The Buddhist Review.

Guy earned his MAT from Duke in 1977. He taught English for six years at Forsyth Country Day School in Winston-Salem, and has taught creative writing at both Duke and the University of North Carolina.