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Patrick Joyner Hurst Sr Prof Lecturer Department of Literature

Send email to Patrick Joyner
(202) 885-2980 (Office)
CAS - Literature
Battelle Tompkins - T43
Thursday afternoons via Zoom (and by appt.)
MFA, 1998, Creative Writing, George Mason University

BA, 1990, Communications, Virginia Tech

Favorite Spot on Campus
AU's Arboretum (the entire campus!)
Book Currently Reading
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Patrick Kelly Joyner began teaching at American University in 2000. His 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. He has presented many times at AU's Ann Ferren Conference.

His fiction and poetry have appeared in Wild Violet, The Orange Willow Review, and The Virginia Normal.

He’s a product of the Northern Virginia suburbs where he lives with his family. In his non-teaching hours, he writes, plays music, watches movies, takes long walks, and cheers on the Washington Nationals.
See Also
College Of Arts & Sciences
Literature Department
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Spring 2022

  • WRT-101 College Writing Seminar

  • WRT-106 College Writing, Intensive

  • WRT-106 College Writing, Intensive

Fall 2022

  • WRT-100 College Writing

  • WRT-100 College Writing

  • WRT-200 Persuasion/Power/Responsiblty