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Patricia Kirby, American Instructional designer, writer. Avocations: walking, traveling, photography, singing, gardening. F C. Grantee Eastman Kodak, 1984, IRAHE, 1995; National Federation for Improvement of Education; named one of the United States learning style experts, 1981.


Kirby, Patricia was born on July 21, 1939 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Edward Montague and Marjorie (Arnold) Kirby.


Bachelor, Trinity College, Washington, 1961. Master of Arts, Catholic University, Washington, 1964. Doctor of Education, Catholic University, Washington, 1982.


Research assistant, Howard U., 1965-1966;instructor, Howard U., 1965-1966;instructor, Kingsborough Community College, 1968-1970;instructor, Washington International College, 1974-1981;instructor, Washington Technology Institute, 1972-1973;instrumental designer, Forest Service, USDA, Washington, 1977-1982;instructor, Trinity College, 1971-1972;adjunct faculty, Trinity College, since 1983;instrumental designer, newsletter co-editor, Communications Technological Applications, Inc., McLean, Virginia, 1986-1991;instrumental designer, U. Maryland. University College, since 1990;instrumental designer, U. Maryland., College Park, since 1994;instrumental designer, Catholic Distance U., since 1990. Independent translator, since 1962.

Freelance writer Computer Digest, 1988-1992.


  • Avocations: walking, traveling, photography, singing, gardening.


Guide Camp Fire Girls, Washington, 1962-1963. Organizer Spanish speaking social and language training program, Sacred Heart Church, 1964-1965. Member National Association of Female Executives, National Society Performance Instruction (Potomac chapter program chairman, newsletter editor), Washington Apple Computer Users Group (board directors, co-chairman educational special interest group), Distance Education and Training Network (vice president communications, editor newsletter), Christian Sociologists (co-founder), American Life League, Catholic League, Amnesty International, National Humane Education Society.


  • Other Interests

    Walking, travel, photography, singing, gardening.


Edward Montague Kirby

Marjorie (Arnold) Kirby