S. Patricia Manning, C.S.J., M.A.

S. Patricia Manning, C.S.J., M.A.

Assistant Professor

Art LI


SJC Long Island

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  • O'Connor Hall, Room N117A


M.A., Art, Brooklyn College, 1972

B.S., Education, Brentwood College, 1965


Born in Brooklyn. Raised in Queens, New York. Schools attended include St. Pascal Baylon elementary and high school; Sisters of St. Joseph Brentwood College (B.S.); Brooklyn College (M.A.); Certifications: (N-6 Common Branch), (K-12 Art).

Taught at the grammar and high school level for 16 years before joining St. Joseph’s College Faculty as the “one-person” art department; full-time faculty member and chairperson at the Patchogue campus beginning in 1980. Remained as chair until 2009. Continued as assistant professor of art until the present time.

Scholarly & Professional Interests

Teaching Career at SJC

Taught numerous aspects of artistic expression — drawing, painting, ceramics, calligraphy, graphic design, photography, Crafts as an Art Form and art history. There has been numerous photographic exhibits, displays and lectures resulting from work associated with a sabbatical granted by SJC in the Spring term of 2005. This photographic survey of the United States focused on this nation’s natural beauty, extensive wildlife and various cultural and historic venues. It involved a six-month, 23,000-mile road trip rimming the U.S. and Canada with numerous side visits to interior sections of the country. Over 15,000 images were taken.


Exhibits and Presentations of Sabbatical

Exhibits were held in Manhattan, the Brentwood Library; Hampton Bays Library; Southampton Rogers Memorial Library (one-woman show, entire month of August 2007); UBS Southampton: both SJC Campuses; Permanent displays at Maria Regina Residence (300 framed images); Providence Houses (100 framed images); both campuses of SJC (maintained a portion of exhibit for permanent display on campus and at the Great River facility).


Presentations and Conferences

Numerous presentations and conference on photography in general and outcomes of the 2005 Sabbatical in particular

Local Lyons Club and Rotary clubs throughout Suffolk County

MR Residence for residents, staff and trustees

Both campuses of St. Joseph’s College for students, faculty, administrators, trustees and alumni

Advanced Workshops in Photoshop, InDesign and other cutting edge software

Produced numerous “how to” blogs on the internet related to photography with emphasis on composition, use of filters, timing and saturation techniques, etc.


Volunteer Work for the Sisters of St. Joseph and Maria Regina Residence

Design and production of magazines, newsletters, brochures and banners and promotional material for special events and other institutional needs, i.e., dinner dances, recruitment programs, jubilees, etc. 


"Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up."
— Pablo Picasso