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Patten, Joseph N

Joseph Patten, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor

Department: Political Science and Sociology

Office: Bey Hall 246

Phone: 732-263-5742

Email: jpatten@monmouth.edu


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.

Education

Ph.D., West Virginia University

Research Interests

American Congress, Public Ethics, and American Politics.

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.

Courses

Recently Taught Classes

2022 Fall

  • American National Government – PS 103
  • Introduction to Policy Debate – PS 104
  • Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization – PS 101

2022 Summer C

  • Washington Center Course – PS 393

2022 Summer A

  • Introduction to Public Policy – PS 105

2022 Spring

  • Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization – PS 101
  • Introduction to Public Policy – PS 105
  • The American Presidency – PS 306
  • Washington Center Course – PS 393

2021 Fall

  • Cooperative Education: Political Science – PS 388
  • Introduction to Policy Debate – PS 104
  • Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization – PS 101
  • State and Local Government – PS 202
  • Washington Center Course – PS 393

2021 Summer C

  • Washington Center Course – PS 393

2021 Summer A

  • Introduction to Public Policy – PS 105

2021 Spring

  • American National Government – PS 103
  • Introduction to Public Policy – PS 105
  • The American Congress – PS 305
  • Washington Center Course – PS 393

2020 Fall

  • Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization – PS 101
  • The American Presidency – PS 306
  • Washington Center Course – PS 393

2020 Summer B

  • Introduction to Public Policy – PS 105

2020 Spring

  • American National Government – PS 103
  • Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization – PS 101
  • Introduction to Public Policy – PS 105
  • Washington Center Course – PS 393

2019 Fall

  • Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization – PS 101
  • State and Local Government – PS 202
  • Washington Center Course – PS 393

2019 Summer D

  • Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization – PS 101

2019 Summer C

  • Washington Center Course – PS 393

2019 Summer B

  • Introduction to Public Policy – PS 105

2019 Spring

  • American National Government – PS 103
  • Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization – PS 101
  • The American Presidency – PS 306
  • Washington Center Course – PS 393

Frequently Taught Classes

  • American National Government (PS 103)
  • Cooperative Education: Political Science (PS 388)
  • Introduction to Policy Debate (PS 104)
  • Introduction to Political Science (PS 101)
  • Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization (PS 101)
  • Introduction to Public Policy (PS 105)
  • Policy Analysis (PS 510)
  • Reading and Research in Political Science (PS 299)
  • Readings and Research (PS 599)
  • Readings and Research in Political Science (PS 499)
  • State and Local Government (PS 202)
  • The American Congress (PS 305)
  • The American Presidency (PS 306)
  • Washington Center Course (PS 393)