Senior Professorial Lecturer
Department of Literature
MFA, 1998, Creative Writing, George Mason University BA, 1990, Communications, Virginia Tech
Favorite Spot on Campus
Book Currently Reading
John McWhorter, Talking Back Talking Black
Patrick Kelly Joyner began teaching at American University in 2000. His College Writing courses have thematic links to history, linguistics, psychology, and film. He has presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication ("4Cs") on critical reading, peer review, introversion/extroversion, and term faculty issues.
His fiction has appeared on Wild Violet and in The Orange Willow Review.
He’s a product of the Northern Virginia suburbs where he lives with his wife and three kids. In his non-teaching hours, he writes, plays music, watches movies, takes long walks, and cheers on the Washington Nationals.