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Dr. William Patterson

William M. Patterson, PhD
Gov. John C. West Chair of International Politics and American Government

Dr. Patterson brings over 25 years of experience in international development and humanitarian assistance.   He was a career diplomat with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and was posted in Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan, Nepal, Zimbabwe, El Salvador, and Senegal.  With USAID his portfolio included economic growth, democracy and governance, conflict mitigation, and environment projects.  He brings this world experience to the classroom where it is applied to courses in international politics.  Dr. Patterson holds a Ph.D. in Development Sociology from Cornell University, an M.S. in Rural Sociology and a B.A. in Sociology from The Ohio State University.

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Contact Information:

Office: Mims Offices 307-2
Phone: 843-953-5073
Ph.D. (Cornell University)
M.S.   (Ohio State University)
B.A.   (Ohio State University)
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