Pat Geary

Professor, Creative Writing

Degrees: M.F.A., University of California at Irvine; B.A., Vassar College

Office: Creative Writing, Hall of Letters #103

Phone: 909/748-8577 Campus Ext. 8577



Academic Interests

I teach fiction writing workshops through the Creative Writing Department and yoga classes through Johnston.

Background Highlights

I have 4 published novels.

Degrees Held

I have a B.A. from Vassar College and an M.F.A. from University of California at Irvine.

Previous Teaching Experience

I taught three years at Orange Coast College, Irvine Valley College, and UCI and five years at LSU.

Awards and Honors

I was a National Merit Winner and a Presidential Scholar in high school. While at LSU, I was a Carnegie-Melloon Fellow at Harvard through the Bunting Institude. My second published novel received the Phillip. K. Dick Award.


"Guru Cigarettes," 2005
"The Other Canyon," 2003
"Strange Toys," 1987
"Living in Ether," 1982

"Strange Toys" was also published in Great Britain, France, and is currently being translated into Japanese.

What started as a freshman prank in 1913?
The giant R

The giant "R" seen on the mountain north of the University that is about one-third the size of the Quad.

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