Texas Tech University

Science, Policy & Communication

Dennis Patterson

Dennis is a Professor and Department Chairperson in the Department of Political Science. He examines comparative politics, politics in Japan and Asia, political institutions, security issues in East Asia, and statistical and formal methods. He is currently working on a project that involves a new method to evaluate party nomination decisions under SNTV electoral systems.

Ken Baake


Ken is an Associate Professor in the English Department. He studies the art of communication, specifically focusing on a particular part of English called "the rhetoric of science." This consists of the language choices of scientists among other things. Baake's research examines narratives and the language of technical communication. Ken studies art, poems, and songs looking to see people's perception and what is being conveyed through different types of language.