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Chico State professor awarded ACE fellowship

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Daniel Wright

April 7, 2017

Chico State’s, associate dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Ryan Patten, has been named an American Council on Education Fellow. The ACE Fellow program is designed to take future higher education leaders and prepare them to serve the needs of higher education instructions....

Chair presents new crime book

Ryan Patten, Chico State chair of the political science department.

Nicholas Woodard

November 18, 2014

Chico State's political science chair Ryan Patten and former political science teacher Lori Beth Way presented findings from their book that studied criminal justice policies used by police officers.Patten and Way coauthored "Hunting for Dirtbags: Why Cops Over-Police the Poor and Racial Minorities...

Study shows increase in jail violence

Ryan Patten, chair of the political science department, co-authored a report studying the connection between increased jail violence and the release of non-violent offenders from jails. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Jovanna Garcia

November 18, 2014

Jail violence has increased in California since the criminal justice realignment bill, AB 109, passed in 2011, according to a study by members of the Chico State Political Science Department. Political science department members Jon Caudill, Ryan Patten, Matthew O. Thomas and Sally Anderson worked with University of ...

Surveys, safety cause of commencement changes

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Christine Lee

February 5, 2014

Surveys from graduating students and Chico State's Public Safety Advisory Committee's safety concerns led to the decision to cut the number of commencement guests allowed per graduate. Three to four times each year, a newsletter is sent to graduating students, providing an online survey about what they would like to see at their ceremony, sai...

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