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Patton College of Education Overview

Our Dean's Office is comprised of nationally recognized leaders to help you along with your academic career. Learn more about our leadership team and the resources offered to you in the links below or in the left-side navigation panel.

Interim Dean
Lisa Harrison, Ph.D.

Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Danielle Dani, Ph.D. 

Associate Dean for Academic Engagement and Outreach
Connie Patterson, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Academic Advising

College Coordinating Council


The Patton College prepares educators, practitioners, and human service professionals to be leaders. The Patton College has more than 100 faculty members serving more than 1,500 undergraduate and 900 graduate students. Housed in Patton Hall, we have a proud history spanning over 125 years. 

The Patton College is the home to excellent academic programs housed in four academic departments: 

Counseling and Higher Education

Educational Studies

Recreation, Sport Pedagogy, and Consumer Sciences

Teacher Education

Online and Outreach Regional Programs