Dr. Patricia Patterson

Associate Professor

Dr. Patricia Patterson
615-898-5085
Room 3121, Science Building (SCI)
MTSU Box 68, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, OH (1985)
  • M.S., Case Western Reserve University, OH (1982)
  • B.S., Virginia State University (1975)

Areas of Expertise

Developing Outreach/Resource programs that allow me to work with teachers and students in their environments

Recognitions
Recipient of the 2005 John Pleas Faculty Award
Recipient of the Ebony Achievement Award, April 2005
Finalist for the 2004 Higher Education Science Educator of the Year for Tennessee
MTSU Outstanding Teacher Award, 2001-2002
Nominated for the MTSU Public Service Award, 2004-2005, 2003-2004, 2002-2003, 2000-2002 & 1999-2000
Nominated for the Tennessee Higher Education's Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award, March 2000

Biography

Grants
Patterson, P.M., Phelps, A.J. and Gilbert, L.A., "Highly Qualified and Beyond: A Focus on Chemistry,"; Tennessee Higher Education Commission Improving Teacher Quality Grant, 2005, $63,429

Patterson, P.M., "Science Olympiad Scholarships for Schools at the MTSU Regional Competition";, State Farm Insurance, 2001-2005, $10,750

Patterson, P.M., "Second Annual Science Olympiad Coaches Workshop";, MTSU Public Service Grant, May 5, 2004, $500<...> Read More »
Grants
Patterson, P.M., Phelps, A.J. and Gilbert, L.A., "Highly Qualified and Beyond: A Focus on Chemistry,"; Tennessee Higher Education Commission Improving Teacher Quality Grant, 2005, $63,429

Patterson, P.M., "Science Olympiad Scholarships for Schools at the MTSU Regional Competition";, State Farm Insurance, 2001-2005, $10,750

Patterson, P.M., "Second Annual Science Olympiad Coaches Workshop";, MTSU Public Service Grant, May 5, 2004, $500

Patterson, P.M., "First Annual Science Olympiad Coaches Workshop";, Tennessee Math, Science and Technology Education Center Grant, September 1, 2003, $500

Patterson, P.M., Parker, B.C., Gerges, M.G., Smith-Walters, C. and Sadler, K.C., "A Teacher Enhancement Partnership for Maury, Lewis and Williamson County Middle School Science Teachers," Tennessee Higher Education Commission Eisenhower Professional Development Grant, 2001-2002, $40,500

Patterson, P.M. and Parker, B.C., "A Teacher Enhancement Partnership for Rutherford County Middle School Science Teachers," Tennessee Higher Education Commission Eisenhower Professional Development Grant, 2000-2001, $35,372

Patterson, P.M., "Community Tutorial and Enrichment Outreach," Public Service Grant MTSU, February 8, 2001, $1,500

Public Service Activities
NSF Undergraduate Research Center Review Panel Member, May 2005
Tennessee Science Olympiad Board of Directors charter member August 2002 and secretary/treasurer 2002-2003
Science Olympiad Regional Director 2001-present
Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics Advisory Board 1999-present
Science to You Outreach
Hands On Science Center, Tullahoma, TN Board of Directors and Board of Advisors

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