Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Dr. Patterson joined Walden University in 2007 after a career in media relations, during which time she served as the spokesperson for the Greater Kansas City American Red Cross and the San Diego-Imperial County Girl Scouts. Initially working within the Walden Writing Center as a tutor, dissertation editor, and academic writing instructor, Dr. Patterson joined the D.B.A. faculty in 2014. In addition to her backgrounds in media relations and education, Dr. Patterson spent 7 years in the airline industry, which continues to be a primary research interest.