Jamie S. Patton

Dr. Patton at staff reception

Dr. Jamie “JSP” Patton was raised in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia (Philly), PA.

His alma 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.

He 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.

After 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.

Returning 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 2008.

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

Dr. Patton, his wife Elisa, and their daughters Jazmine and Eboni reside in Flagstaff.