- MFA, 1998, Creative Writing, George Mason University
BA, 1990, Communications, Virginia Tech
- Favorite Spot on Campus
- The amphitheater
- Book Currently Reading
- Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell; Anagnorisis by Kyle Dargan
- 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. His fiction and poetry have appeared in Wild Violet, The Orange Willow Review, and (in spring 2020) The Virginia Normal. 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.