Patterson, Joy

English Instructor
Arts and Communication, School of

Educational Background

University of South Florida, B.A. English

Northwestern University, M.A., English

Florida Institute of Technology, M.S. Computer Education

Recognition & Awards

Educational Testing Service Appointment as Reader for Advanced Placement English Lit. Exams, 1994-2000
National Endowment of the Humanities Seminar: Transformations of Electra, 1994.
National Endowment of the Humanities Institute on Teaching Shakespeare, 1995.
Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year, 1996
NCTE Promising Young Writers Award Judge, (Florida) 1996-2000
NCTE Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines Judge, (Florida) 1999 – 2003
Educational Testing Service Appointment as Reader for Advanced Placement English Lang. Exams, 2001-2002
Fulbright-Hayes Study Trip to Malaysia and Indonesia, Summer 2004
Educational Testing Service Appointment as Reader for Advanced Placement English Lang. Exams, 2005-2009
Diocesan Teacher of the Year, 2011

Asian Studies Development Program, China Field Seminar: Northeast China, 2011

 

Current Courses

College English Grammar

Rhetoric & Composition

Writing about Literature

 

Professional Experience

Prior to coming to Florida Tech, she taught for Schiller College and the University of Maryland in Germany, and at Brevard Community College, now Eastern Florida State College

Teacher of AP English Language and AP English Literature classes at Melbourne Central Catholic for 30 years and served as a Reader for the College Board for those exams.

Additional Duties

Writers' Den Director

Florida Institute of Technology Asian Studies Team

China Study Abroad 

 

Selected Publications

"Iron Man, a Chinese Epic Hero." Presented to the Asian Studies Development Program National Conference in Branson, Missouri, March 20, 2015.