Assistant Professor of English
Patrick Allen joined the Culver-Stockton faculty in August 2020. He teaches English courses on composition, literary experience and multicultural literature.
Allen defended his dissertation, "A Practice of Print: Race, Doctoring and Medicine in Post-Bellum, Pre-Harlem Black Print Culture," in February 2020. His research attends particularly to the figure of the Black doctor in fiction and medical texts and combines his interests in print culture and the critical medical humanities.
He previously taught at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pa., and at Saint Mary High School in Westfield, Mass.
Allen is a member of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers, the Modern Language Association, the African American Literature and Culture Society and the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States.
Allen is originally from New England and, as a result, loves eating all things seafood, drinking Dunkin', wearing an ancient Sox hat and saying "wicked" to mean "very." He has a dog, a lively beagle/whippet mix named Sunny.
2010 -- B.A., English, Providence College, Providence, R.I.
2013 -- M.Ed., Secondary Education, Providence College, Providence, R.I.
2015 -- M.A., English, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.
2020 -- Ph.D., English, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.