School of Arts and Letters

Faculty Bio

Bio Image Patrick Daly

Patrick Daly

Associate Professor of English
Phone: (812) 941-2383
Office Location: KV 110 G

Academic Background

University of Illinois
Country: United States
Degree: Ph.D.
Major: English
Bradley University
Country: United States
Degree: Master of Arts
Major: English
Bradley University
Country: United States
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major: English


As a member of the IU Southeast English Department since 1996, Dr. Daly teaches any number of courses in literature, writing, and education. His literary specialty is ancient and modern heroic parody, an area in which he has published widely. His current research, pedagogical in nature, examines how best to teach oral literature through an interdisciplinary, anthropological approach. Prior to his arrival on campus, Dr. Daly taught high school teacher English and Latin in New York City and in Illinois. Since then he has also taught an array of college-level education courses in such areas as classroom assessment, learning theory, educational psychology, adolescent literature, and curriculum design. In addition to the numerous pedagogical workshops he has offered to elementary and secondary teachers, he has been an active member of the IU Southeast assessment program. He authored the IU Southeast Assessment Handbook, a campus-wide resource tool for program assessment.

Literature Teaching

  • Heroic Parody
  • Shakespeare and Milton
  • Enlightenment Literature and Politics
  • Film
  • World Literature
  • Irish and Russian Literatures

Education Teaching

  • Adolescent Literature
  • Educational Psychology
  • Learning Theory
  • Classroom Assessment
  • Teaching Gifted Learners
  • History of the English Language
  • Grammar and Usage

Professional Interests

  • Pedagogy for teaching Heroic Literature in the Oral Tradition
  • Curriculum Design: Reading/Writing Praxis via Marzano’s “Dimensions of Learning”
  • Reading and writing learning theories that inform the methods course
  • “Assignments Central” (a web site for writing assignments using Primary Traits Analysis rubrics)
  • Online Teaching: Theory and Praxis