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Patricia Lafayllve

Assistant Program Chair – CIS

Contact info:
Phone: (203) 596-8574
Email: PaLafayllve@post.edu
Office: MacDermid 215


Academic Background

Patricia Lafayllve earned her Bachelor’s in Arts degree in Psychology at the University of Connecticut in 1997.  She achieved her Masters of Arts degree in English, with a creative writing focus, at Southern Connecticut State University in 2008..

Teaching Background

Patricia taught English composition and creative writing at Southern Connecticut State University. At the University of Phoenix Patricia taught a number of topics, including English essay writing, public speaking, and media studies.  Here at Post University she teaches all available English classes, including essay writing, literature and composition, poetry, short story, and creative writing.

Professional Background

Patricia’s first career was in retail management, where she managed her own store while providing training at retail associate and management levels.  She brings her experience in training and staff development to bear in her current position as AAPM as well as her experience teaching and developing long-term outcomes.  One of Patricia’s proudest positions is the year that she worked in the Creative Writing Teacher position at the Boys’ and Girls’ Club in Meriden, Connecticut.

Teaching Philosophy

Patricia believes in creating life-long learners.  She utilizes a multi-modal approach that prepares students for their careers both in college and in their futures.  As a fully engaged professor, Lafayllve works with students to build their interest using different technologies and a personable approach designed to build student confidence in their own writing process.

Personal Background

Patricia has a number of hobbies, including gardening. She is an avid reader and creative writer.  She also works on non-fiction projects centered on ancient and modern northern European mythologies and ritual practices.  She has published two books and numerous magazine articles.  Her Master’s Thesis project was a historical fiction retelling of Njal’s Saga, an early Icelandic saga that remains a modern favorite.