Jamie S. Patton
Jamie “JSP” Patton was raised in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia
mater is Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania where he received his BA in
Speech Communication. During his five years at Lock Haven he played football
for two years, and served in various other roles such as a Orientation Leader,
Resident Assistant, Vice President of the Student Cooperative Council, Haven
Activities Council Coordinator, President of the Black Student Union, Peer Adviser
for the ACT 101/EOP Program and a member of the LHU Gospel Choir. With four
other friends he co-founded the Distinguished Gentlemen in the fall of 1997 and
assisted in the founding of the Sophisticated Ladies in the fall of 1999, both
organizations that focus on assisting Black men and women adjust to college
life at Lock Haven.
continued his education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ for
graduate school and received his M.ED. in Counseling Human Relations. He served
for two years as the Graduate Residence Hall director.
graduate school he worked for the University of California, Santa Barbara where
he served as a Residence Hall Director with a special collateral assignment
with the Education Opportunity Program for two quarters.
to NAU the fall semester of 2005 and has served as a Resident Director, the
Project Director for the Learning Assistant Center, a Program Coordinator Sr.
and subsequently Director for Inclusion and Multicultural Services since April
He completed his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at NAU.
His dissertation was titled A Fly in the Buttermilk—A Descriptive Study of African
American Male Students at “Peaks” University
Patton, his wife Elisa, and their daughters Jazmine and Eboni reside in Flagstaff.