Dr. Coleman Patterson
Dr. Coleman E. P. Patterson, professor of management and
leadership and the director of the Leadership Studies Program, teaches courses
in leadership, management, and organization theory as well as special topics
and leadership workshop courses. He has served as program director since 2004.
Before assuming his position with the Leadership Studies
Program, Patterson served four years as associate dean of the Kelley College of
Business at Hardin-Simmons University. While serving as associate dean, he
taught courses in organizational behavior, leadership, management,
entrepreneurship, e-commerce, and statistics/research methods in his
university's business programs.
He also taught management, leadership, and research methods
courses at the University of Alabama, Ouachita Baptist University, The
International University—Vienna, Austria, and LCC International
Patterson is author of Management
Briefs: Management and Leadership Theory Made Simple and Business Briefs: Business Theory Made Simple
and co-author of two editions of The
Editor in Chief: A Management Guide for Magazine Editors.
He has published leadership and management articles in the Journal of Leadership Studies, The Journal of Management Systems, and Psychological Reports. He has presented
papers at a variety of professional conferences, including: Academy of
Management, Southern Management Association, Southwest Academy of Management,
and the International Association of Management. He received two “best paper”
awards for his research—one through the Academy of Management Research Methods
Division and the other through the Leaders and Leadership Division of the
International Association of Management.
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance, University of Florida, 1988
- Master of Education, Higher Education Leadership, University of Florida, 1990
- Educational Specialist, Educational Research, University of Alabama, 1995
- Doctor of Philosophy, Human Resource Management, University of Alabama, 1996
- Post-graduate study, Baylor University, Dallas Baptist University, West Texas A&M University, Hardin-Simmons University