Research Interests: American Literature (specifically since 1945); contemporary fiction; critical theory; pedagogy
Social Change Interests: Educational access for low-income or less privileged students
Joined Walden: 2016
Location: New York
About Patrick: I am joining Walden University as an online instructor for primarily Graduate Writing I and II courses. I have completed several semesters for a PhD program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for English Literature and Criticism. Prior to Walden University, I was the Chair of Arts and Sciences for a small college in Queens as well as a visiting professor of English for DeVry University in Manhattan. Currently, I live in Syracuse, New York, with my wife and our two children.
My Advice to Walden Students
Make sure you dedicate some time each day to solely focus on your studies. Let your family and friends know that when that door is closed, you are working!
My Role as a Teacher
Why I enjoy teaching at Walden:
I enjoy teaching because I love gaining and sharing knowledge with others.
What students can expect from me as a teacher:
As an instructor, students can expect that I will do my very best to help them succeed!