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About Kristina Patterson

Professor Patterson received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in History from Virginia State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia. Her primary research interests are focused on opportunities for the development of civic identity, skills, and knowledge, particularly for underserved populations and members of historically marginalized groups. She also researches education policy with a focus on improving educational outcomes for economically disadvantaged students. Her research has been presented at the American Education Research Association, the International Society for Quality of Life Studies, the Association for Public Policy and Management, the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies, and to the University of North Carolina Deans Council and the North Carolina General Assembly. Her work appears in the Journal of Teacher Education.  In addition, she has co-authored a number of policy reports and policy briefs on teacher preparation through her affiliation with the Education Policy Institute at Carolina (EPIC).  She joined the faculty at Georgia Southern University in the Department of Public and Nonprofit Studies in Fall, 2018, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in public policy, research methods, ethics, community development, public administration, and public and nonprofit management.

Positions

2018 - Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of
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Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Public and Non-Profit Studies, Department of
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Curriculum Vitae




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Professional Service and Affiliations

Reviewer, American Educational Research Association
Member, American Educational Research Association
Member, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
Member, Curriculum Leadership Council, Regional Governor's School
Special Projects Coordinator, Department of Public Policy, University of North Carolina
Member, International Society for Quality of Life Studies
Member, Research Review Committee, Durham Public Schools
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Honors and Awards

  • Member, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
  • Recipient, Best Teaching Assistant Award, University of North Carolina (2010-2011)
  • Participant, Summer Institute of Civic Studies, Johnathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University (2011)
  • Recipient, Travel Grant, American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference (2014)

Education

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2017 Ph.D. in Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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2014 Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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2007 M.A. in History, Virginia State University
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1994 B.A. in Psychology, University of Virginia
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Contact Information

P.O. Box 8045
Statesboro, GA 30460
Office: Carroll 1084
Phone: (912) 478-8583

Email:


Refereed Publications (2)

Policy Reports and Presentations (10)