EDUCATION

M.A. Communication, University of California Santa Barbara, 2007
Concentrations: New Media and Organizational Communication
Thesis: Facebook and Networked Interactivity

B.A. Political Science, University of California San Diego, 1992
Minors: Pacific History and Visual Arts

Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 1990
University of California Education Abroad Program

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2008, Political Science & Communication Studies Departments, Adjunct Lecturer, Idaho State University

2007-2008, Institute for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research, Academic Coordinator Step V, University of California Santa Barbara

2005-2007, Institute for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research, Academic Coordinator Step IV, University of California Santa Barbara

2002-2004, Institute for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research, Academic Coordinator Step III, University of California Santa Barbara

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Political Science and Communication Studies Department, Idaho State University August 2008 - December 2008

Politics and Media
Business and Professional Communication

RESEARCH

Carlisle, J. & Patton, R. (2013). Is Social Media Changing How We Understand Political Engagement?: An Analysis of Facebook and the 2008 Presidential Election. Political Science Research Quarterly.

Carlisle, J. & Patton, R. (2009). Facebook and Political Engagement: An Analysis of the 2008 Presidential Election. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Toronto, Canada 2009.

Patton, R. & Carlisle, J. (2008). Facebook and Political Engagement: An Analysis of the 2008 Presidential Primary among College Students. Poster presentation at the Harvard Networks in Political Science Conference, Boston 2008.

Patton, R. (2007). Facebook and Networked Interactivity.  Master's Thesis. 

Alimahomed K., Seibold D., Stoltzfus K., Patton, R., Sim, E. & Kang, P. (2007). Creativity as Structured Heteroglossia: Toward a Dialectical Reformulation of Group Communication and Creativity.   Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago 2007.

Reid, S. A., Helmle, J. R., Shoham, M. D., Heinz, M., Patton, R., Meyers, P. D., & Stoltzfus, K. (2006). A Comparison of Self-Categorization and Spiral of Silence Explanations for Speaking Out.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Dresden, Germany 2006.

Johnson, D., Patton, R., Michaels, G., Bimber, B., & Almeroth K., (2003).  Technology and Plagiarism in the University: Brief Report of a Trial in Detecting Cheating.  Prepared for the Center for Information Technology and Society, University of California, Santa Barbara.  Available at California Digital Library eScholarship Repository.

Bimber, B., Almeroth, K., Patton, R., Chun, D., Flanagin, A. J., & Liu, A. (2002). The Future of Technology and the University. Prepared for the Center for Information Technology and Society, University of California, Santa Barbara. Available at California Digital Library eScholarship Repository.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND LECTURES

Facebook & Political Engagement. Harvard Networks in Political Science Conference, Boston. June 13, 2008
Facebook & Networked Interactivity. CITS Research Lecture Series, UCSB. June 5, 2008
Teaching with Facebook. UCSB Education Dept.  Teacher Education Program Faculty Retreat.  March 12, 2008
Global Facebook. FMS 595, Globalization and Information Technologies.  October 30, 2007
Graduate Student Life & Experience.  Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honors Society.  April 5, 2007
TechConnect: Putting the Unity in Community.  COMM. 116, Internet and Society February 14, 2007
On and Offline Social Networks: A MySpace Case Study.  Santa Barbara Middle School.  April 23, 2006
Turning an Internship into a Career.  COMM. 191, Applying Communication in Organizations.  April 26, 2006
TechConnect: Putting the Unity in Community.  Santa Barbara Forum on Digital Transitions.  April 10, 2006

HONORS AND AWARDS

Top Three Paper Award, Intergroup Communication Division. ICA. June 2006

GRANTS

Presentation Designer.  June 1, 2006 - current. National Science Foundation (NSF). Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers. "Center for Nanotechnology in Society at UC Santa Barbara."  Principal investigators: Richard Appelbaum, Ph.D.; Bruce Bimber, Ph.D.; Fiona Goodchild, Ph.D.; Evelyn Hu, Ph.D.; Barbara Herr Harthorn, Ph.D.; Christopher Newfield, Ph.D.; and W. Patrick McCray, Ph.D. ($5 million)

Manager.  September 1, 2004 - September 30, 2008. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  "Assessing the Pedagogical Implications of Technology in the Classroom."  Principal investigators: Kevin Almeroth, Ph.D.; Bruce Bimber, Ph.D.; Dorothy Chun, Ph.D.; and Richard Mayer, Ph.D. ($329,000)

Manager.  June 1, 2004 - June 30, 2007. National Science Foundation (SES-0352517).  "Technological change and Collective Association: Changing Relationships among Technology, Organizations, Society and the Citizenry."  Principal investigators: Bruce Bimber, Ph.D.; Andrew Flanagin, Ph.D.; and Cynthia Stohl, Ph.D. ($249,000)

Recipient.  June 1, 2004 - June 30, 2006 Robert H. Michel Civic Education Grant, Dirksen Congressional Center, IL. "Learning About Campaign Finance: A Multi-Media Web-based Source for Undergraduate Research" ($5000)

Recipient.  June 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002 Instructional Mini-Grant, UC Santa Barbara.  "Mapping the Procedures Involved in Running a Media-Rich Space" ($1000)

ACADEMIC ACTIVITY

2013-current, Social Media Team Member, University Communications Marketing, U-Idaho
2013-current, Design EXPO Organizing Committee Member, College of Engineering, U-Idaho
2006-2008, Steering Committee Member, Santa Barbara Forum on Digital Transitions, UCSB 
2006-2008, Ph.D. Emphasis Coordinator, Technology & Society Ph.D. Emphasis, UCSB 
2003-2008, Editor, Center for Information Technology and Society, Quarterly Newsletter, UCSB
2003-2004, Producer, Center for Information Technology and Society, Visions of Technology Film Series, UCSB
2002-2008, Producer, Center for Information Technology and Society, Research Lecture Series, UCSB
2002-2008, Producer, Center for Information Technology and Society, Distinguished Speaker Series, UCSB

ACADEMIC MEMBERSHIPS

Association of Internet Researchers
International Communication Association
National Communication Association
International Network for Social Network Analysis

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Director
Marketing and Communications
University of Idaho, College of Engineering
Moscow | September 2013- Present

Manager
Communications
City of Pocatello
Idaho | July 2008 -September 2013

Manager
Academic and Research Programs
University of California
Santa Barbara | January 2002 -June 2008

Manager
Information/Communications Services
Democratic National Convention
Los Angeles | October 1999- November 2000

Owner
Creative Media Strategy and Consulting
Two Black Socks
Western U.S. | December 1998- On-going

Director
Technology and Web Communications
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer for Senate
Los Angeles | September 1997- February 1999

Manager
Correspondence and Systems Administration
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
Washington D.C. | January 1993 - August 1997

 

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