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.

Thurber, an English bulldog, is the University's mascot.

He is named after Clarence Howe Thurber, University president from 1933-37.

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