Joyce Staples

Title  Associate Professor of English

 Joyce Staples, Associate Professor of English, is a thirty-seven year veteran teacher on the college and high school level.  She has been a member of the Southern Center for Active Learning Excellence (SCALE) almost since its inception and has conducted numerous trainings across the country.  She earned an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Patrick Henry Community College, a Bachelor of Arts in English from Averett University, a Master of Arts in Education from Virginia Tech, and Certificate of Advanced Studies from Hollins University.  In addition to a full-time teaching load, she serves as a Faculty Coordinator in the Academic Success and College Transfer Division.  She is a recipient of the Patrick Henry Community College Distinguished Faculty Award, the Distinguished Alumni Award, and was recently named the first Poet Laureate of Patrick Henry Community College.



Education:  A.A., Patrick Henry Community College, B.A. Averett College, B.S., M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, C.A.G.S., Hollins University