Patricia Raybon

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Patricia Raybon is an award-winning author and journalist whose personal essays on faith, family and race have been published in The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, USA Today, USA Weekend, Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, the Charles Stanley Ministries In Touch Magazine and featured on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition.[1] She retired as an associate professor of journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2006." [2]


Patricia’s essays have been reprinted in more than a dozen college textbooks including;

  • The Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers
  • Wordsmith: A Guide to College Writing
  • Guide to Writing Magazine Nonfiction,
  • Models for Writers: Short Essays for Composition
  • The Norton Sampler: Short Essays for Composition
  • The Writing Process
  • Short Takes: Model Essays for Composition[3]

She has presented keynotes and motivational workshops to such groups as the American Association of Sunday and Features Editors, the Academy of Christian Editors, Texas Association of Family and Marriage Therapy, Teaching for a Change Conference, Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, National Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Native American Journalists, MOPS, National Diversity Conference on Youth, The January Series of Calvin College.[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Motivational Biodata Archived 2009-07-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ From the Forward to "My First White Friend" published by Penguin Books, 1996. NY, NY. ISBN 978-0-14-024436-6
  3. ^ Essays Archived 2009-07-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Motivational Workshops Archived 2009-07-13 at the Wayback Machine.