Patrick Moser, Ph.D.

Portrait of Patrick Moser.

Office: Pearsons Hall 320
Phone: (417) 873-6957

Fall 2023 Office Hours

11 a.m. – Noon
2 – 4 p.m.

11 a.m. – Noon
2 – 4 p.m.

11 a.m. – Noon
2 – 4 p.m.

Also available by appointment.

Patrick Moser, Ph.D.

Professor of French
Dr. Moser enjoys teaching courses in Creative Writing, Literature, and French. A native Californian, much of his own writing focuses on the history and culture of surfing. Surf and Rescue: George Freeth and the Birth of California Beach Culture was recently published by the University of Illinois Press. His essays and stories also appear in TEXT, The Writing DisorderKurungabaaThe Surfer’s Journal, and Bamboo Ridge. His latest academic articles appear in The Journal of the Polynesian Society and Pacific Historical Review.
Moser has collaborated on two memoirs with world surfing champion Shaun Tomson: The Surfer’s Code, and The Code (for Young Adult readers). He is also the editor of Pacific Passages: An Anthology of Surf Writing and the recipient of the Carol Houck Smith Fellowship in nonfiction at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
Dr. Moser has led numerous study abroad trips to Tours, France where students live with French families and enroll at the Institut de Touraine. He is the faculty advisor for the Publication Club (PubClub) and the faculty coordinator for tutoring on campus.
Drury University faculty member since 1998
Professor since 2012


  • B.A., University of California-Berkeley, 1989
  • M.F.A., University of Arizona, 2007
  • Ph.D., University of California-Davis, 1997