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writer , English educator

Patricia Ann Yenney Murray, American English educator, writer. Member American Association of University Women, Modern Language Association, League of Women Voters, National Council Teachers English, Rhetoric Society of America.

Background

Murray, Patricia Ann Yenney was born on September 9, 1930 in Ottumwa, Iowa, United States. Daughter of John Joseph and Mabel Irene (Cosby) Yenney.

Education

Bachelor, University New Mexico, 1952. Master of Arts, California State University, Northridge, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Southern California, 1980.

Career

Chair department English, Chatsworth (California) H.S., 1971-1973;teacher, Los Angeles. Unified School District, 1956-1979;director composition, University of Michigan, Flint, 1979-1984;director composition, associate Professor of English, DePaul University, Chicago, 1984-1990;director composition, California State University, Northridge, 1990-1996;Professor of English, California State University, Northridge, since 1990. Writing consultant, Flint, Chicago, 1980-1990.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: (6 volunteer series for grades 7-12) English Writing and Skills, 1983, 87, (college reader for composition courses) Living in America, 1997. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member American Association of University Women, Modern Language Association, League of Women Voters, National Council Teachers English, Rhetoric Society of America.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing, cooking, traveling.

Connections

Married John Stephen Murray, June 5, 1952. Children: Jacquelyn Lee, John Stephen World War II.

father:
John Joseph Yenney

mother:
Mabel Irene (Cosby) Yenney

spouse:
John Stephen Murray

children:
Jacquelyn Lee Murray

John Stephen World War II Murray