Dr. Patten serves as the Chair of the Department of Political Science. He is also the coach of the University Debate team, University liaison to the Washington Semester program, and advisor to the Political Science Club.
Primary research interests for Dr. Patten include the United States Congress, and he co-authored an introduction to a political science textbook that was published in 2012. Dr. Patten has also published in the areas of Congressional ethics and Senate foreign policy behavior.
Collaborations that I've been involved with
This summer, I am working on a research project with students (and another colleague) that examines the impact of state photo identification laws on voter turnout across states.
Why I'm proud of Monmouth
I am especially proud to be a part of the Department of Political Science and Sociology because we expect excellence and measure our effectiveness on how well our students do after graduation.
My favorite Monmouth memory
My favorite Monmouth memory occurred in March 2013 when the Debate Hawks took first place at the Western Novice Debate Championship in Sacramento, California.