Pat Tyrer, Ph.D.
Office: Classroom Center 319g
Dr. Tyrer joined the Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages in 2002. She received her B.A. and M.A. in English from California State University, Fullerton in 1991 and 1993 respectively and her Ph.D. in American literature from Texas Tech University in 1998.
Teaching and Related Service
Dr. Tyrer teaches American Literature, Creative Writing, Film, and Technical Communication.
Dr. Tyrer has published short stories, poems and essays in a variety of journals in addition to her research work in American modernism. She is the author of Evelyn Scott's Contribution to American Literary Modernism 1920-1940 and has co-authored a novel about an English teacher in West Texas which is currently under review.
Dr. Tyrer is a member of the American Literature Association and the Modern Literature Association and serves as Advisor of the creative arts journal, The Legacy.
Research and Creative Activity
Dr. Tyrer's research interests include recovering women writers in early-through-modern American literature, third-wave feminism in contemporary literature, film studies and technology's impact on teaching and learning.
Dr. Tyrer lives in Canyon with her husband, Steve, and two dogs, Winnie & Raz. When not working on her creative writing, she enjoys reading, quilting, and painting watercolor still life and landscapes.