DR. PATRICIA KING holds a Ph.D. in Irish Studies, and was formerly Director of Ireland House, the Center for Irish Studies and culture at New York University. She was also a founding Director of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Dublin program, and a co-founder of the Irish Arts Center in New York. She received her B.A. from Marymount College; her M.A. from Notre Dame University; and she did postgraduates study at Trinity College, Dublin, and received her Ph.D. in Irish Studies from the Graduate Center of CUNY. She is currently on leave and living with her family in Connecticut.