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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 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.


MFA, 1998, Creative Writing, George Mason University
BA, 1990, Communications, Virginia Tech

Favorite Spot on Campus
The amphitheater
Book Currently Reading
John McWhorter, Talking Back Talking Black
CAS - Literature
Battelle Tompkins - 249
T, F 2:30 - 3:30
W 1-3 (drop-in) & 3-5 (by appt.)
Contact Info
(202) 885-2980 (Office)

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For the Media
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See Also
College Of Arts & Sciences
Literature Department
Writing Center