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Patrick Kelly Joyner

Patrick Joyner

Senior Professorial Lecturer
Department of Literature

  • 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 still 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.
  • Degrees

    MFA, 1998, Creative Writing, George Mason University
    BA, 1990, Communications, Virginia Tech
  • Favorite Spot on Campus:

    The amphitheater

    Book Currently Reading:

    Chasing Chaos by Jessica Alexander; A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by Joyce

  • CAS - Literature
  • Battelle Tompkins - 249
  • T, F 1-2
    W 1-5

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  • Spring 2015

    • HNRS-300 Honors Collqm in Arts & Hum: Adv Writing: Creative Nonfict
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