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Joseph Patten

Associate Professor

Ph.D., West Virginia University

Office
Bey Hall, 246
Phone
732-263-5742
Email
jpatten@monmouth.edu
Office Hours
  • Monday 8:30-11:30am [First Year Advising]
  • Tuesday 2:45-3:45 pm
  • Wednesday 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Thursday: 1-2pm
  • Friday 1-2pm
Courses this Semester
PS 101: Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization
PS 298: Policy Debate
PS 305: The American Congress
Regularly Taught Courses
PS 101: Introduction to Political Science
PS 103: American National Government
PS 202: State and Local Government
PS 298: Policy Debate
PS 393: Washington Center Course
PS 398: Debate Team
PS 401: Seminar in Political Science
PS 510: Policy Analysis
About

Joseph N. Patten is an associate professor of political science at Monmouth University where he teaches courses in American Politics.

He received his Ph.D. in political science from West Virginia University in 1996. In 2009, he received Monmouth University’s Distinguished Teaching Award. He coaches Monmouth University’s Policy Debate Team, serves as the Washington Semester advisor, and served as the president of the New Jersey Political Science Association in 2013

He co-authored a textbook titled Why Politics Matter: An Introduction to Political Science (Wadsworth Cengage Publisher) with Dr. Kevin Dooley in 2012.

Research Interests

American Congress, Public Ethics, and American Politics.

Publications
Books

Co-authored a textbook entitled Why Politics Matters: An Introduction to Political Science (Wadsworth Cengage Publisher) with Dr. Kevin Dooley in 2012 and has published articles on the American Congress and American politics.