Patrick Horan has been at Morristown-Beard School since 2001, teaching primarily in the English department. He has also taught a number of courses in the Performing Arts department, and he serves as the co-advisor of the Peer Group program. In addition to his teaching duties, Patrick is the editor of the MBS newsletter, Crimson Achievements.
Patrick earned a B.A. from Montclair State University, an M.A. from New York University, and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Drew University. His areas of expertise are Shakespeare Studies, American Romanticism, and Modern Drama, and he has published a number of articles for scholarly journals, as well as a full-length book entitled, The Importance of Being Paradoxical: Maternal Presence in the Works of Oscar Wilde.
When not teaching at MBS, Patrick is a choir director and church organist, and he has directed, musically directed, and performed in many community theater shows over the last 40 years. He has also directed several dramas and musicals for Morristown-Beard.
Patrick enjoys working at MBS because he appreciates the collegial environment as well as the diverse teaching methodologies that are encouraged in the classroom. Ultimately, he thinks of MBS as his home away from home, a place where he can be a part-time “father” to students, and where he has made lifelong friendships with other faculty members.