Joseph Patten, PhD
PhD, West Virginia University
Office: Bey Hall, Room 248
Fall 2015 Office Hours:
Regular Office Hours
Monday: 10 - 11 a.m.
Wednesday: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Thursday: 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Friday: 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
First Year Advising: Monday 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fall 2015 Courses:
PS 101: Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization
PS 306: The American Presidency
PS 510: Policy Analysis
Washington Center Course
Regularly Taught Courses:
PS 101: Introduction to Political Science
PS 103: American National Government
PS 298: Policy Debate
PS 393: Washington Center Course
PS 398: Debate Team
PS 401: Seminar in Political Science
Joseph N. Patten is chair of the Department of Political Science and Sociology and associate professor of political science at Monmouth University where he teaches courses in American Politics.
He received his PhD in political science from West Virginia University in 1996. In 2009, he received Monmouth University’s Distinguished Teaching Award. He also serves as the coach of Monmouth University’s Policy Debate Team and as the president of the New Jersey Political Science Association (2012-2013).
He co-authored a textbook titled Why Politics Matter: An Introduction to Political Science (Wadsworth Cengage Publisher) with Dr. Kevin Dooley in 2012.
American Congress, Public Ethics, and American Politics.
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.